Leon A. Reid was born in Richmond, VA.. His works have been commissioned and installed in cities throughout the United States, South America, and Europe. He holds a BFA in painting from Pratt Institute in Brookln, NY. and an MA in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London, England. He lives and works in New York City. Reid presented the lecture "The Duty of the 21st Century Artist" as part of the Open City: Tools for Public Action exhibition at Eyebeam Atelier in 2007.