Leah King is a curator, artist, musician, and educator working in sound, collage, and performance. She has been a YBCA Political Power Fellow, Converse Rubber Tracks Berlin Artist Resident, and was the inaugural artist-in-residence at the San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum. Her work has been supported by Brooklyn Arts Council, Berlin Music Board, Center for Cultural Innovation, Headlands Center for the Arts, and more. She has performed throughout the globe including Le Divan du Monde in Paris, Nuyorican Poets Cafe in Manhattan, and the legendary SO36 in Berlin. She teaches in the Critical Ethnic Studies Department at CCA and is the co-founder of art and music experience GLTTR Collective.
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.