Leah King is a music producer, artist, curator, and educator born and raised in the Bay Area. Her work is deeply rooted in afrofuturist aesthetics, joyful noises, and unabashed reclamations.
Leah King’s visual practice melds together her interest in the richness of her mixed family history and a fascination with glitter, shimmer, and shine - fundamental parts of her prior work as a nightclub DJ and burlesque dancer. Featuring images from outer space, family photos, acrylic painting, and copious amounts of glitter, King’s work uses abstract collage to retell painful histories in dynamic, colorful ways.
Bruce (Taking Up Outer Space)
The Beach (Taking Up Outer Space)
Oakland Garden (Taking Up Outer Space)
Ava (Taking Up Outer Space)
If My Blood Is In the Soil (Am I Still Free)