ARCAthens

ARCAthens Residency at EPI: Fall 2022 

 

Le’Andra LeSeur

Le’Andra LeSeur is a multidisciplinary artist whose work encompasses a range of media including video, installation, photography, painting, and performance. LeSeur’s body of work, a celebration of Blackness, queerness, and femininity, seeks to dismantle systems of power and achieve transcendence and liberation through perseverance. Through the insertion of her body and voice into her work, she provides her audience with an opportunity to contemplate themes such as identity, family, Black grief and joy, the experience of invisibility, and what it means to take up space as a queer Black woman—a rejection of the stereotypes which attempt to push these identities to the margins.

LeSeur has received several notable awards including the Leslie-Lohman Museum Artists Fellowship (2019), the Time-Based Medium Prize as well as the Juried Grand Prize at Artprize 10 (2018). LeSeur recently appeared in conversation with Marilyn Minter at the Brooklyn Museum, presented by the Tory Burch Foundation and has lectured at RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI, and SCAD Atlanta, among others. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions at The Shed, New York, NY; Marlborough, New York, NY; Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA; A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Assembly Room, New York, NY; Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Anacostia Art Center, Washington, D.C.; SITELAB, Grand Rapids, MI; Arnika Dawkins, Atlanta, GA; and others. Residences include NARS Foundation, Marble House Project, and MASS MoCA.  LeSeur is represented by Marlborough Gallery in NY, NY.

Le’Andra LeSeur - ARCAthens Resident at EPI Fall 2022
Left to right: Executive Director, Aristides Logothetis, Le'Andra LeSeur, and EPI Executive Director and ARCAthens Advisory Council Member, Pedro Barbeito

The Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI) is in partnership with ARCAthens to offer ARCAthens Fellows the opportunity to work on a print project each Fall semester.

A professional print shop located on the gorgeous Lafayette College campus, EPI is headed by Director Pedro Barbeito , who is also a member of ARCAthens’ Advisory Council. With cutting edge technologies and professional expertise, combined with digital and industrial forms of printmaking, EPI is committed to promoting student learning, community engagement and interdisciplinary exchange through collaborative print projects.

Pictured above: Julie Marie Byrne, Le'Andra LeSeur, Bart LeSeur, Joy Glidden, Aristides Logothetis, Pedro Barbeito, Tulu Bayar

As part of the ARCAthens Residency at EPI Le’Andra LeSeur participated in this year’s David L., Sr. And Helen J. Temple Visiting Lecture Series. A yearly lecture series organized by EPI and the Africana Studies Program of Lafayette College.

These proofs are for the three editions of prints EPI is making with Le’Andra LeSeur. These editions are copper plates with a manually induced patina and screen print.