Leidy Churchman (b. 1979) lives and works in New York. His work is currently on view in Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna and Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Churchman’s paintings combine different styles and experience in order to explore the complexity of an image and its visibility. Despite their familiar appearance and construction, the subjects of his works are not immediately discernible. By revealing the transformative properties of representation and perception, Churchman gives art making and painting contemplative agency.
He has participated in group exhibitions at LAXXART, Los Angeles, CA; Kunsthalle Bern; Highline, New York; Yale Union, Portland; Museum Brandhorst, Munich; The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen; ICA, Philadelphia; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Human Resources, Los Angeles; Stroom Den Haag, The Hague; the Museum of Art at Rhode Island School of Design; and MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY. In 2013, Churchman had a solo exhibition at Boston University Gallery on the occasion of which the book Emergency was published by Dancing Foxes Press. Churchman received his MFA from Columbia University in 2010, and his BA from Hampshire College in 2002. From 2011-12, he was a resident artist at Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.