Leigha Mason is a recent graduate of the Parsons BFA Fine Arts program and is a painter and filmmaker living and working in New York.
She is also founder and co-director of the not-for-profit art space, 1:1. Mason’s work is interested in the physical manifestations of the body within its social contexts; at times a diseased vessel in revolt, a mutable flesh within a mythological narrative, or a consumptive organ growing at the world’s expense. Recent work reflects the political implications of banquet imagery, revisiting the desert where Mason was raised, living with chronic illness, and being stabbed in the chest while traveling in Greece. Mason’s work has been featured in various publications from ArtForum to Dazed & Confused. She has exhibited internationally including MoMA/NY, ICA/London, and a variety of galleries in New York and San Francisco.