Leah Grant
Leah Grant

Gallery Reserve - For Viewing Only

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Portal II

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Presence IV

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Presence III

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Who is that Woman? Part II

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Nebulous II

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Who is that Woman?

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Unable

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Bygone

About Leah Grant

Leah Grant is from Hot Springs, Arkansas. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Henderson State University in May 2016. She is currently in her third year at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas obtaining her Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art. Leah incorporates images from a personal archive and recontextualizes them to assist the experiences within her identity as a Black woman. Her work is influenced by conceptual collage and bricolage. Although her background is in printmaking she combines techniques from photo processes such as cyanotype with screenprint as another method for abstracting her composition.

My research focuses on providing counter narratives around what it means to be a Black woman through accessing vulnerable components of my personality. An important part of my work are the layers I add to reveal and conceal parts of my identity. I use reflection to explore the relationships I have with others to better understand the relationship I have with myself. Writing poems and thoughts about how I am adjusting to the changes around me while making time for conversations with people and their experiences leaves space for my voice to be heard through multiple platforms. As a multidisciplinary artist, I incorporate collage through print, photo, and video processes such as screenprinting, cyanotypes, laser engraving, and audio techniques to assist with the parts of my identity I wish to reveal and conceal.

About the art

Leah Grant is from Hot Springs, Arkansas. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Henderson State University in May 2016. She is currently in her third year at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas obtaining her Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art. Leah incorporates images from a personal archive and recontextualizes them to assist the experiences within her identity as a Black woman. Her work is influenced by conceptual collage and bricolage. Although her background is in printmaking she combines techniques from photo processes such as cyanotype with screenprint as another method for abstracting her composition.

My research focuses on providing counter narratives around what it means to be a Black woman through accessing vulnerable components of my personality. An important part of my work are the layers I add to reveal and conceal parts of my identity. I use reflection to explore the relationships I have with others to better understand the relationship I have with myself. Writing poems and thoughts about how I am adjusting to the changes around me while making time for conversations with people and their experiences leaves space for my voice to be heard through multiple platforms. As a multidisciplinary artist, I incorporate collage through print, photo, and video processes such as screenprinting, cyanotypes, laser engraving, and audio techniques to assist with the parts of my identity I wish to reveal and conceal.