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Annelisa Leinbach was born in Preetz, Germany in 1994. Based in Arizona while growing up, she spent her childhood outside in the American Southwest. She attended a high school for aspiring performing artists, where she was educated in theater and musical performance. Outside of school, she worked as a freelance artist and exhibited at Gallery Marsiglia in downtown Phoenix. Annelisa graduated with distinction from Yale's undergraduate art program in 2016. She has also studied art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in Washington, DC, and Yale’s studio art intensive in Auvillar, France. She has traveled to eleven countries in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Caribbean in pursuit of artistic projects.



Annelisa’s work has appeared on album covers and in galleries, including the Yale Art Gallery. She has been published in the Yale Daily News, where she served as illustrations and comics editor, senior illustrator, and senior photographer; in the Yale Record, where she served as art director; and in the Yale Globalist, the Yale Journal of Medicine and Law, Kalliope Literary Magazine, the Icelandic national newspaper Morgunblaðið, and beyond. She recently co-edited a book on drone photography technique written by National Geographic photographer Kike Calvo. Annelisa has won numerous awards, including finalist status for college editorial cartooning in the Society for Professional Journalists national competition and the Ethel Childe Walker Prize for exceptional artistic development by a Yale art student. She focused her studies on art and its links to global affairs, sociopolitical issues, and environmental science. Annelisa is self-represented and takes clients on a limited basis. Inquire about her availability: