Leanne M. Bazzetta, LCSW

Photo taken in Chicago, IL (photo by Kristen Basilo) 2013

I am an illustrator and clinical social worker who lives in Queens, NY. I am originally from the countryside of SE Wisconsin and have been drawing since I can remember. In 2004 I moved to Chicago where I started my career as a professional artist (working under the business title of ART.IS.KEY) and had several smaller-scale openings of paintings, photography, and drawings. In 2009 I moved to Brooklyn to obtain my Masters in Social Work and discovered that illustration/small scale works were my true calling in art. Now in the midst of year eight in NYC, I am excited to explore more personal work and the work of art in healing trauma and other therapeutic practice.

While I currently primarily focus on personal art work or thinking up projects for creative arts therapy groups, I have done illustration work for commission including tattoo design and event advertisements, as well as pro-bono work for non-profit organizations in need of cost-free art. I have done work for major corporations and small ones, too...but I like making independent works the best.