18/03/2022
Artist Spotlight
Chioma Ince
Artist Spotlight: Simone Leigh

SimoneLeigh is a prolific visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Chicago in 1967, Simone studied fine art with a minor in philosophy where she developed an interest in engaging with the categorisation and display of objects associated with the African diaspora.

Simone Leigh

She works mainly in sculpture but also experiments with video, installation, and social projects in her aim to highlight the black female experience. Her art makes beautiful use of ceramics, raffia, bronze, and other materials, inspired by ancient African and African American objects.

Simone Leigh, Brick House, 2019

Exhibiting all over the world Simone’s sculptures depict the beauty of female form. Her piece Brick House (2019) can be seen standing tall over New York’s High Line as a symbol of black women taking up space in the ceramic world – look out for it next time you are in New York.

Leigh will be the first black women ever to represent the U.S at the 59th VeniceBiennale this year. In her latest solo show at Hauser & Wirth, she displayed several female busts and bodies, abstracting the figure by removing or covering the face. This allows her sculptures to transcend the personal, conveying a state of being rather than the individual, and to represent women as a whole.

Simone Leigh, Planet, 2019

Simone’s use of raffia as a material is a common feature of her recent work. Referencing traditional African domestic architecture such as the thatch roofed houses seen in Burkina Faso, Benin and Togo. Simone’s work can be seen to celebrate African culture. Her Face Jug Series (2018) pays homage to an ancient African ceramic tradition of Face Jugs. Through these pieces, she shows the transmission of ceramic practices and the strength in African and AfricanAmerican culture.

Head with Cobalt,2018

Look out for Simone at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in later this year and follow her work on @simoneyvetteleigh.

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18/03/2022
Artist Spotlight
Chioma Ince
Artist Spotlight: Simone Leigh

SimoneLeigh is a prolific visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Chicago in 1967, Simone studied fine art with a minor in philosophy where she developed an interest in engaging with the categorisation and display of objects associated with the African diaspora.

Simone Leigh

She works mainly in sculpture but also experiments with video, installation, and social projects in her aim to highlight the black female experience. Her art makes beautiful use of ceramics, raffia, bronze, and other materials, inspired by ancient African and African American objects.

Simone Leigh, Brick House, 2019

Exhibiting all over the world Simone’s sculptures depict the beauty of female form. Her piece Brick House (2019) can be seen standing tall over New York’s High Line as a symbol of black women taking up space in the ceramic world – look out for it next time you are in New York.

Leigh will be the first black women ever to represent the U.S at the 59th VeniceBiennale this year. In her latest solo show at Hauser & Wirth, she displayed several female busts and bodies, abstracting the figure by removing or covering the face. This allows her sculptures to transcend the personal, conveying a state of being rather than the individual, and to represent women as a whole.

Simone Leigh, Planet, 2019

Simone’s use of raffia as a material is a common feature of her recent work. Referencing traditional African domestic architecture such as the thatch roofed houses seen in Burkina Faso, Benin and Togo. Simone’s work can be seen to celebrate African culture. Her Face Jug Series (2018) pays homage to an ancient African ceramic tradition of Face Jugs. Through these pieces, she shows the transmission of ceramic practices and the strength in African and AfricanAmerican culture.

Head with Cobalt,2018

Look out for Simone at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in later this year and follow her work on @simoneyvetteleigh.

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18/03/2022
Artist Spotlight
Chioma Ince
Artist Spotlight: Simone Leigh

SimoneLeigh is a prolific visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Chicago in 1967, Simone studied fine art with a minor in philosophy where she developed an interest in engaging with the categorisation and display of objects associated with the African diaspora.

Simone Leigh

She works mainly in sculpture but also experiments with video, installation, and social projects in her aim to highlight the black female experience. Her art makes beautiful use of ceramics, raffia, bronze, and other materials, inspired by ancient African and African American objects.

Simone Leigh, Brick House, 2019

Exhibiting all over the world Simone’s sculptures depict the beauty of female form. Her piece Brick House (2019) can be seen standing tall over New York’s High Line as a symbol of black women taking up space in the ceramic world – look out for it next time you are in New York.

Leigh will be the first black women ever to represent the U.S at the 59th VeniceBiennale this year. In her latest solo show at Hauser & Wirth, she displayed several female busts and bodies, abstracting the figure by removing or covering the face. This allows her sculptures to transcend the personal, conveying a state of being rather than the individual, and to represent women as a whole.

Simone Leigh, Planet, 2019

Simone’s use of raffia as a material is a common feature of her recent work. Referencing traditional African domestic architecture such as the thatch roofed houses seen in Burkina Faso, Benin and Togo. Simone’s work can be seen to celebrate African culture. Her Face Jug Series (2018) pays homage to an ancient African ceramic tradition of Face Jugs. Through these pieces, she shows the transmission of ceramic practices and the strength in African and AfricanAmerican culture.

Head with Cobalt,2018

Look out for Simone at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in later this year and follow her work on @simoneyvetteleigh.

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18/03/2022
Artist Spotlight
Chioma Ince
Artist Spotlight: Simone Leigh

SimoneLeigh is a prolific visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Chicago in 1967, Simone studied fine art with a minor in philosophy where she developed an interest in engaging with the categorisation and display of objects associated with the African diaspora.

Simone Leigh

She works mainly in sculpture but also experiments with video, installation, and social projects in her aim to highlight the black female experience. Her art makes beautiful use of ceramics, raffia, bronze, and other materials, inspired by ancient African and African American objects.

Simone Leigh, Brick House, 2019

Exhibiting all over the world Simone’s sculptures depict the beauty of female form. Her piece Brick House (2019) can be seen standing tall over New York’s High Line as a symbol of black women taking up space in the ceramic world – look out for it next time you are in New York.

Leigh will be the first black women ever to represent the U.S at the 59th VeniceBiennale this year. In her latest solo show at Hauser & Wirth, she displayed several female busts and bodies, abstracting the figure by removing or covering the face. This allows her sculptures to transcend the personal, conveying a state of being rather than the individual, and to represent women as a whole.

Simone Leigh, Planet, 2019

Simone’s use of raffia as a material is a common feature of her recent work. Referencing traditional African domestic architecture such as the thatch roofed houses seen in Burkina Faso, Benin and Togo. Simone’s work can be seen to celebrate African culture. Her Face Jug Series (2018) pays homage to an ancient African ceramic tradition of Face Jugs. Through these pieces, she shows the transmission of ceramic practices and the strength in African and AfricanAmerican culture.

Head with Cobalt,2018

Look out for Simone at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in later this year and follow her work on @simoneyvetteleigh.

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18/03/2022
Artist Spotlight
Chioma Ince
Artist Spotlight: Simone Leigh

SimoneLeigh is a prolific visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Chicago in 1967, Simone studied fine art with a minor in philosophy where she developed an interest in engaging with the categorisation and display of objects associated with the African diaspora.

Simone Leigh

She works mainly in sculpture but also experiments with video, installation, and social projects in her aim to highlight the black female experience. Her art makes beautiful use of ceramics, raffia, bronze, and other materials, inspired by ancient African and African American objects.

Simone Leigh, Brick House, 2019

Exhibiting all over the world Simone’s sculptures depict the beauty of female form. Her piece Brick House (2019) can be seen standing tall over New York’s High Line as a symbol of black women taking up space in the ceramic world – look out for it next time you are in New York.

Leigh will be the first black women ever to represent the U.S at the 59th VeniceBiennale this year. In her latest solo show at Hauser & Wirth, she displayed several female busts and bodies, abstracting the figure by removing or covering the face. This allows her sculptures to transcend the personal, conveying a state of being rather than the individual, and to represent women as a whole.

Simone Leigh, Planet, 2019

Simone’s use of raffia as a material is a common feature of her recent work. Referencing traditional African domestic architecture such as the thatch roofed houses seen in Burkina Faso, Benin and Togo. Simone’s work can be seen to celebrate African culture. Her Face Jug Series (2018) pays homage to an ancient African ceramic tradition of Face Jugs. Through these pieces, she shows the transmission of ceramic practices and the strength in African and AfricanAmerican culture.

Head with Cobalt,2018

Look out for Simone at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in later this year and follow her work on @simoneyvetteleigh.

Thanks for reading
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18/03/2022
Artist Spotlight
Chioma Ince
Artist Spotlight: Simone Leigh

SimoneLeigh is a prolific visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Chicago in 1967, Simone studied fine art with a minor in philosophy where she developed an interest in engaging with the categorisation and display of objects associated with the African diaspora.

Simone Leigh

She works mainly in sculpture but also experiments with video, installation, and social projects in her aim to highlight the black female experience. Her art makes beautiful use of ceramics, raffia, bronze, and other materials, inspired by ancient African and African American objects.

Simone Leigh, Brick House, 2019

Exhibiting all over the world Simone’s sculptures depict the beauty of female form. Her piece Brick House (2019) can be seen standing tall over New York’s High Line as a symbol of black women taking up space in the ceramic world – look out for it next time you are in New York.

Leigh will be the first black women ever to represent the U.S at the 59th VeniceBiennale this year. In her latest solo show at Hauser & Wirth, she displayed several female busts and bodies, abstracting the figure by removing or covering the face. This allows her sculptures to transcend the personal, conveying a state of being rather than the individual, and to represent women as a whole.

Simone Leigh, Planet, 2019

Simone’s use of raffia as a material is a common feature of her recent work. Referencing traditional African domestic architecture such as the thatch roofed houses seen in Burkina Faso, Benin and Togo. Simone’s work can be seen to celebrate African culture. Her Face Jug Series (2018) pays homage to an ancient African ceramic tradition of Face Jugs. Through these pieces, she shows the transmission of ceramic practices and the strength in African and AfricanAmerican culture.

Head with Cobalt,2018

Look out for Simone at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in later this year and follow her work on @simoneyvetteleigh.

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18/03/2022
Artist Spotlight
Chioma Ince
Artist Spotlight: Simone Leigh

SimoneLeigh is a prolific visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Chicago in 1967, Simone studied fine art with a minor in philosophy where she developed an interest in engaging with the categorisation and display of objects associated with the African diaspora.

Simone Leigh

She works mainly in sculpture but also experiments with video, installation, and social projects in her aim to highlight the black female experience. Her art makes beautiful use of ceramics, raffia, bronze, and other materials, inspired by ancient African and African American objects.

Simone Leigh, Brick House, 2019

Exhibiting all over the world Simone’s sculptures depict the beauty of female form. Her piece Brick House (2019) can be seen standing tall over New York’s High Line as a symbol of black women taking up space in the ceramic world – look out for it next time you are in New York.

Leigh will be the first black women ever to represent the U.S at the 59th VeniceBiennale this year. In her latest solo show at Hauser & Wirth, she displayed several female busts and bodies, abstracting the figure by removing or covering the face. This allows her sculptures to transcend the personal, conveying a state of being rather than the individual, and to represent women as a whole.

Simone Leigh, Planet, 2019

Simone’s use of raffia as a material is a common feature of her recent work. Referencing traditional African domestic architecture such as the thatch roofed houses seen in Burkina Faso, Benin and Togo. Simone’s work can be seen to celebrate African culture. Her Face Jug Series (2018) pays homage to an ancient African ceramic tradition of Face Jugs. Through these pieces, she shows the transmission of ceramic practices and the strength in African and AfricanAmerican culture.

Head with Cobalt,2018

Look out for Simone at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in later this year and follow her work on @simoneyvetteleigh.

Thanks for reading
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18/03/2022
Artist Spotlight
Chioma Ince
Artist Spotlight: Simone Leigh

SimoneLeigh is a prolific visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Chicago in 1967, Simone studied fine art with a minor in philosophy where she developed an interest in engaging with the categorisation and display of objects associated with the African diaspora.

Simone Leigh

She works mainly in sculpture but also experiments with video, installation, and social projects in her aim to highlight the black female experience. Her art makes beautiful use of ceramics, raffia, bronze, and other materials, inspired by ancient African and African American objects.

Simone Leigh, Brick House, 2019

Exhibiting all over the world Simone’s sculptures depict the beauty of female form. Her piece Brick House (2019) can be seen standing tall over New York’s High Line as a symbol of black women taking up space in the ceramic world – look out for it next time you are in New York.

Leigh will be the first black women ever to represent the U.S at the 59th VeniceBiennale this year. In her latest solo show at Hauser & Wirth, she displayed several female busts and bodies, abstracting the figure by removing or covering the face. This allows her sculptures to transcend the personal, conveying a state of being rather than the individual, and to represent women as a whole.

Simone Leigh, Planet, 2019

Simone’s use of raffia as a material is a common feature of her recent work. Referencing traditional African domestic architecture such as the thatch roofed houses seen in Burkina Faso, Benin and Togo. Simone’s work can be seen to celebrate African culture. Her Face Jug Series (2018) pays homage to an ancient African ceramic tradition of Face Jugs. Through these pieces, she shows the transmission of ceramic practices and the strength in African and AfricanAmerican culture.

Head with Cobalt,2018

Look out for Simone at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in later this year and follow her work on @simoneyvetteleigh.

Thanks for reading
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18/03/2022
Artist Spotlight
Chioma Ince
Artist Spotlight: Simone Leigh

SimoneLeigh is a prolific visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Chicago in 1967, Simone studied fine art with a minor in philosophy where she developed an interest in engaging with the categorisation and display of objects associated with the African diaspora.

Simone Leigh

She works mainly in sculpture but also experiments with video, installation, and social projects in her aim to highlight the black female experience. Her art makes beautiful use of ceramics, raffia, bronze, and other materials, inspired by ancient African and African American objects.

Simone Leigh, Brick House, 2019

Exhibiting all over the world Simone’s sculptures depict the beauty of female form. Her piece Brick House (2019) can be seen standing tall over New York’s High Line as a symbol of black women taking up space in the ceramic world – look out for it next time you are in New York.

Leigh will be the first black women ever to represent the U.S at the 59th VeniceBiennale this year. In her latest solo show at Hauser & Wirth, she displayed several female busts and bodies, abstracting the figure by removing or covering the face. This allows her sculptures to transcend the personal, conveying a state of being rather than the individual, and to represent women as a whole.

Simone Leigh, Planet, 2019

Simone’s use of raffia as a material is a common feature of her recent work. Referencing traditional African domestic architecture such as the thatch roofed houses seen in Burkina Faso, Benin and Togo. Simone’s work can be seen to celebrate African culture. Her Face Jug Series (2018) pays homage to an ancient African ceramic tradition of Face Jugs. Through these pieces, she shows the transmission of ceramic practices and the strength in African and AfricanAmerican culture.

Head with Cobalt,2018

Look out for Simone at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in later this year and follow her work on @simoneyvetteleigh.

Thanks for reading
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18/03/2022
Artist Spotlight
Chioma Ince
Artist Spotlight: Simone Leigh

SimoneLeigh is a prolific visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Chicago in 1967, Simone studied fine art with a minor in philosophy where she developed an interest in engaging with the categorisation and display of objects associated with the African diaspora.

Simone Leigh

She works mainly in sculpture but also experiments with video, installation, and social projects in her aim to highlight the black female experience. Her art makes beautiful use of ceramics, raffia, bronze, and other materials, inspired by ancient African and African American objects.

Simone Leigh, Brick House, 2019

Exhibiting all over the world Simone’s sculptures depict the beauty of female form. Her piece Brick House (2019) can be seen standing tall over New York’s High Line as a symbol of black women taking up space in the ceramic world – look out for it next time you are in New York.

Leigh will be the first black women ever to represent the U.S at the 59th VeniceBiennale this year. In her latest solo show at Hauser & Wirth, she displayed several female busts and bodies, abstracting the figure by removing or covering the face. This allows her sculptures to transcend the personal, conveying a state of being rather than the individual, and to represent women as a whole.

Simone Leigh, Planet, 2019

Simone’s use of raffia as a material is a common feature of her recent work. Referencing traditional African domestic architecture such as the thatch roofed houses seen in Burkina Faso, Benin and Togo. Simone’s work can be seen to celebrate African culture. Her Face Jug Series (2018) pays homage to an ancient African ceramic tradition of Face Jugs. Through these pieces, she shows the transmission of ceramic practices and the strength in African and AfricanAmerican culture.

Head with Cobalt,2018

Look out for Simone at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in later this year and follow her work on @simoneyvetteleigh.

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