INDIVIDUAL - SCAD ID - #273
Alicia Leeke, a native South Carolinian, produces abstract works of art inspired by nature’s ever-changing scenery. More recently, she is inspired by photographers Susan Kae Grant of Texas and John E. Powell of Columbia, SC to produce a body of work combining conceptual art, photography and digital mixed media. She has taught Artistic Furniture Makeover Classes at the Columbia Museum of Art and Beginner and Advanced Concepts in Abstract Painting at City Art in Columbia, South Carolina. Leeke was awarded a grant by the Charleston Scientific and Cultural Education Fund to produce a traveling exhibition entitled: View from Under the Microscope: Science-based Learning Through Art. The exhibition educates the non-scientific community about the importance Phytoplankton play in our life and why we need to be good stewards of our water bodies. This body of work is currently traveling. She is a 2017 recipient of the South Carolina Arts Commission’s Artists’ Ventures Initiatives Grant and a grant recipient from the Joan Mitchell Foundation located in New York City.