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Leah Tacha, Stay High

November 16 - January 3 

Midnight Profile, 2019. Ceramic with digital decals. 

Leah Tacha is a Brooklyn based artist working in ceramics, drawing and printmaking. Her practice has a foundation in broad historical understanding; in the studio she maintains an improvisational and open process. Her objects and images allude to the inherent struggles of embodiment, but are steeped in dignity and pizazz. Citing music, fashion, histories of making, and her family as inspiration, Leah bravely works from a stance of freedom and confidence. These works strut, even as they are fixed in space.

 

 

Leah Tacha (b. 1984, Lawrence, KS) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA in Painting from The Cleveland Institute of Art in 2007 and her MFA from SUNY Purchase College in 2009. Her first solo exhibition in NY was curated by Jon Lutz at Sardine in Brooklyn, NY in 2014 and she had another solo show at Lutz’s 106 Green Gallery in 2016.  She has shown with Morgan Lehman Gallery, SSD (Shrine & Sargent’s Daughters), Daily Operation, Underdonk, RARE Gallery, New Baroque, and the Torrance Art Museum, among many others.

 

A recent group show, Fur Cup, was reviewed by Andrea K Scott for the New Yorker. Her first solo show was reviewed by Stephen Maine for Hyperallergic.

 

In 2015 she was awarded the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop SIP Fellowship. In 2017 she was awarded a Windgate Fellowship from the Archie Bray Foundation. Leah will be a 2020 Winter Workspace Fellow at Wave Hill in the Bronx.