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Kira Leigh
Boston, MA

About the Artist

Kira Leigh is a 24 year old MassArt Alumni who graduated in May 2011 with a BFA in Art Education. She currently lives in Boston with her cat Rolly and her partner Jon, making surrealist work (painting, photography, drawing, digital…) that grows organically like a rambling story.

Her work contains elements of gaming and popular culture, and touches upon identity, the self, the body, feminism, co-morbidity and gender.

Using a free association technique known as automatic drawing (and painting), Kira transforms her mediums of choice into psychological self portraits, much like how th…

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About the Artist

Kira Leigh is a 24 year old MassArt Alumni who graduated in May 2011 with a BFA in Art Education. She currently lives in Boston with her cat Rolly and her partner Jon, making surrealist work (painting, photography, drawing, digital…) that grows organically like a rambling story.

Her work contains elements of gaming and popular culture, and touches upon identity, the self, the body, feminism, co-morbidity and gender.

Using a free association technique known as automatic drawing (and painting), Kira transforms her mediums of choice into psychological self portraits, much like how therapists use word association, only visually.

Artist’s Work

Male gaze
Kira leigh

Male Gaze

By Kira Leigh

Counterspell deluge of memory
Kira leigh

COUNTERSPELL: DELUGE OF MEMORY

By Kira Leigh

Selected Exhibitions

  • Alternative Cafe: Socio Network
    Seaside, California, 2012
  • Yes.Oui.Si Space: The Salon
    Boston, Massachusetts, 2012
  • Quarks Gallery: Intimate Monsters: Solo Show
    Paris, France, 2012
  • Yes.Oui.Si Space: The Salon
    Boston, Massachusetts, 2011

Press and Accolades

  • Juxtapoz Online: Kira Leigh's Erotic Grotesque
    April 11th 2012
  • Walking with the Beast: Intimate Monsters Review
    May 9th 2012
  • the New England Journal of Aesthetic Research: Salon Feature/Review
    March 9th 2012

Education

  • the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Art Education
    Boston, Massachusetts,2011