LeAnn Bova , Artist
LeAnn Bova spent her childhood in rural Kansas. While visiting her aunt on summer vacations in Kansas City, Bova was introduced to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. LeAnn had started drawing at an early age, but the visits to the Nelson fomented her desire to be an artist.
After a career with a telecommunications company, LeAnn began pursuing her dream of becoming an artist. She received an Associates of Arts degree at Johnson County Community College, and a BFA in painting from The University of Kansas. Her KU education included a study abroad at the instituto Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence, Italy.
Her selected awards include participating in the Kansas State Industrial Arts Show for which she received the Best In Class and Best of Show awards the Letha Churchill Walker Scholarship while attending the University of Kansas, nominated for the University of Kansas Scholarship shows 2010 – 2012, and the University of Kansas Senior Show 2012.
Her selected works appear in the permanent student collection at the Nerman museum of contemporary art and in private collections. Her works on paper have been selected for the Nelson-
Atkins Museum of Art, Student Art Exhibition 2014 – 2016.
She lives and works in Spring Hill, Kansas, with her husband and enjoys sharing her love of art and travel with four sons, daughters-in-law and five grandchildren.