Leandro Comrie was born in Brooklyn, of Panamanian and Venezuelan descent, his dedication to art was nurtured in Caracas, Venezuela, where he grew up. As a child, he was always encouraged by his parents, art enthusiast themselves, to pursue his passion for art. Growing up in Venezuela gave him a strong sense of family, friendship, politics, society, and culture. Elements which will undoubtedly find a niche in his artistic expression.
During his years in Venezuela, he studied drafting as part of his formal education. Upon his return to New York in the early nineties, Comrie attended the School of Visual Arts where he concentrated in painting and drawing. SVA gave him the tools to use his formal training in drafting, and deconstruct them to find his voice.
In the core of his work lays a profound concern for social, cultural and intellectual matters. They have become paramount to his work. He has lived in several countries and cultures, which has allowed him to become aware of his own beliefs, and how they are perceived in different spaces and times. His work entices the viewer to engage in conversation and ponder about the many hidden messages that surface from his work.
He has exhibited in solo and collective exhibitions in the United States, Germany, Austria, and Hungary. His work can be found in private collections in Austria, Canada, Germany, Panama, United States, and Venezuela.