About the artist
Leah Biggs grew up in Vernon, a small town in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia and moved to Vancouver as a young adult. Her formal training was at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, where she graduated in 2011, with a major in drawing. Leah's work is influenced by artists Alice Neel, Lucian Freud, Edward Hopper and Angela Grossmann.
Leah is inspired by film noir from the 1940's and 50's, using the genre to create stark and dramatic charcoal drawings that explore the dichotomy of today's excessively connected society, which still holds the same tensions and insecurites of decades past. Her images evoke a feeling of apprehension, suspicion, and isolation.
Leah's ink drawings bring life to inanimate objects, giving them personalities and an energy of their own. Purses, shoes, and luggage become dynamic and unique portraits. She continues to explore and develop these styles, while living and working in Vancouver, B.C.