A California bay area native Jeff Leake holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from UC Davis. In the tradition of fabulists such as Aesop and Jean de La Fontaine his current work uses animal imagery and landscape to explore human relationships. Fascinated with the origin and nature of these inner landscapes he currently works with neuroscience faculty at Washington State University Vancouver and Portland State University to teach art and neuroscience. In 2012 along with Dr. Bill Griesar he started NWNOGGIN an art and neuroscience outreach group that uses art to teach about the brain to k-12 students and the general public (if you’re in Portland come see one of our monthly art and science lectures at Velocult). Along the way he has shown nationally and internationally, he now lives and works in sunny Portland Oregon with his wife kids and three dogs.