LEAHY, Laura

1965 - ?

Laura Leahy

Laura Marjorie Leahy, was born in Yonkers, New York on 3 June 1965 and now lives and works in Bedingfield, Eye, Suffolk. Laura studied at Syracuse University, New York 1984-1987, gaining a B.A. in Psychology, followed by a B.A. (hons) in Fine Art from University of Suffolk 2008-2011 proceeding to an M.A. with distinction in Arts Practice in 2015. After holding technical consulting positions specialising in database design and development, database analysis and technical support for clients such as BT Exact and Concert & ATT Global Venture, Laura became a professional artist. Laura is a visual artist whose practice is mainly project based with each project beginning by using an object as a trigger for social and artistic exchange. The object is then articulated through the use of paint, video, photography and participatory events. Her project 'An Account of Apples' which commenced in March 2014, Leahy used an apple as the trigger which led to walking through an orchard, continued on by leading to reflections on the rural contemporary landscape. She married at Hartismere, Suffolk in July 2001, David Thomas Alexander Ferguson (born December 1952). Laura has exhibited at The Yantai Art Museum​, Yantai, China; Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum, Artall, Nanjing, China; The Crypt Gallery, London; Contemporary British Painting, London and locally at The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk; Atrium Studio, Ipswich; Town Hall Gallery 3, Ipswich; Waterfront Gallery, Ipswich and elsewhere. www.lauraleahy.com




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