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graduated from the La Plata University of Fine Arts, Argentina. There he received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Unanimous Special Award Granted by the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. Upon his arrival to the US in 1992, Leonel continued honing his artistic eye by working for such experimental dance and theater companies as Nikolas & Murray Dance Company, Mimi Garrard, Kate Whoriskey, and Julie Atlas Muz. For more then eight years Leonel collaborated with Debra Roth, artistic Director of Pink Inc. It was there that he developed his expertise and affinity for using fabrics to create fantastic objects, performances and environments. In 1999 Leonel widened his horizons to include the corporate world where he designed awards ceremonies, conferences, and parties for clients such us Bloomberg, Working Women Network, The Italian Trade Commission, and Goldman Sachs. Recently Leonel started a program with the Cultural Extension Department of his home town university teaching set design for special events.

leonel@lionfishdesign.com