Throughout her artistic career, Catherine LeCleire has shown her work and attended residencies. In 2014 she received the “New Works Residency” at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine and the Juror’s Award at San Luis Obispo Museum in California. In 2012 she received the Walter Gropius Award at the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia and in 2008 the Konrad Award at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey. Catherine LeCleire has her own book binding business and has bound books for James Brown, Joan Mitchell, David Salle, Richard Tuttle, Octavio Paz, Janet Taylor Pickett, and Bruce Connor. Catherine LeCleire’s works are in the collections of the Baku Museum in Azerbaijan, Lafayette College, Brooklyn Museum, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, William Paterson University, Montclair Museum, The Print Center, Hunterdon Museum, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, City of Thousand Oaks, Montclair State University, the Printmaking Center of New Jersey and Huntington Museum of Art.
Catherine LeCleire has taught Painting Processes at Pratt for the past eighteen years and has redesigned the program so that it is relevant to the needs of the students today. It is a required course for sophomore Painting majors but also taken by Art Education, Drawing, Sculpture, Illustration majors who wish to learn more about materials and techniques such as how to make their own gessoes, oil, acrylics, watercolor, egg tempera, encaustics, pastels, and the simplicity of ingredients. She also teaches Silkscreen at Pratt and Book Arts at Montclair State University.