Leah Harper is an interdisciplinary artist with a background in art, architecture, and graphic design. Influenced by organic forms and ecosystems, she creates sculptures and installations that explore the balance between nature and the built environment. Her work incorporates biological patterns and often references natural organisms through use of multiples. She strives to give physical form and presence to the effects of climate change, with an emphasis on rising seas.
Venues Leah has exhibited at include the Hudson River Museum, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, ArtsWestchester, The Lodge Gallery, Ground Floor Gallery, and Brooklyn Fire Proof. She has also executed public art installations at Art in Odd Places, New Museum’s IdeasCity, and FIGMENT festival. In 2019, she was a resident artist with Works on Water on Governor’s Island and exhibited at the Human Impacts Institute’s “Creative Climate Awards” in Manhattan.
Leah holds Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami and a Masters in Social Design from MICA. Originally from South Florida, she currently lives and works in Brooklyn.