About...

 

Statement

I create contemporary landscapes by mapping multiple perspectives—putting personal scale into micro v.s. macro perspectives.

My goal is to remind the people how small they are, and additionally, how beautiful and infinite the possibilities of universe are. I am interested in an idea - that the cosmos stretch from within the make-up of our bodies (i.e. biology, cells, genetic make-up…tiny universes) to outside our bodies (i.e. the physical world, and beyond).

 

Bio

Born and raised in Long Beach, I have been living in the Bay Area for the past 6 years and attended San Francisco State University, graduating in December 2014. There, my studies dove into a wide range of medias and art history. Through combining all of these studio skills, I create mixed media art works (using textiles/fibers, drawing, painting, digital, & video in my work). My knack for combining creative avenues came from my grandmother - who was always sewing, painting, drawing - constantly making.

I draw inspiration from the minds of scientists, programmers, and physicists. I interlace their ideas, by putting humanity into cosmic perspectives. My curiosity to fully grasp physiological theories in a visual sense has steered me to view art making as a scientific process, experimenting with ideas and materials. As an art educator, I am fascinated by how directions could be creatively interpreted in multiple ways. I experiment with this concept in my artwork.

 

CV

EDUCATION
2014 San Francisco State University, BA in Art (Studio & Art History), San Francisco, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 "REFLECTIONS", Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017 "MAPPING AS SOURCE", Benicia Arts, Benicia, CA
2017 "& REPEAT", Stanza, San Francisco, CA
2017 "CONNECTIONS", Bohemia Gallery, San Rafael, CA
2016 "CREATIVE GROWTH", Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2016 "ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION", Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015 "T MINUS 9 MINUTES AND COUNTING", ASI Gallery, (Curated by Kevin Chen), San Francisco, CA
2015 "ART AND REC", 910 Howard St. (Hosted by Tech Shop and Artillery) , San Francisco CA
2015 "THE ARTISTS OF SFSU", Kezar P. (Curated by Anh Bui), San Francisco, CA
2014 "DIGITAL CARNAGE", Artist Television Access (ATA), San Francisco, CA
2014 "STILLWELL STUDENT EXHIBITION", SFSU Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014 "REMIX", Martin Wong Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 "POP UP", D. Barge Gallery, San Francisco, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 "OPTICAL DELUSION", Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2015 "FEBRUARY", ASI Gallery, San Francisco, CA

PUBLICATIONS
2016 MFA NEVER, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

ART EVENTS
2017 "AUCTION", Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2017 "TASTE", Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2016 "MISFIT TOY FACTORY", Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2016 "AUCTION", Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2015 "MISFIT TOY FACTORY", Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2015 "AUCTION", Root Division, San Francisco, CA

ART EDUCATION + VOLUNTEERISM
2016-2017 Art Educator (youth and adult classes), at Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2015-2016 Intern and volunteer, at ArtSpan, San Francisco, CA
2014-2016 Intern and Administrative Support, at Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2013-2014 Art Educator, at Atria Senior Living Community, Daly City, CA

CAREER
2016 Administrative Assistant, at SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

LINKS TO PRESS / ETC.

2016 Top 5 Auction Picks, by Lauren Etchell, on Root Division Talk (click for article)
2016 Root Division Studio Artist (click for link)

 

Contact: leighanncoleman10@gmail.com