Claire Leggett (born 1987) received her BA from Trinity University in 2010. In 2011, she attended an artist residency at Monarch Studios in Kansas City, MO where she was additionally a member of the Artist Collective of the Kansas City Boiler Room. Prior to this, she was selected as first alternate (2011-12) and finalist (2010-11) for the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship, a 9-month living stipend to reside at the Fondation des Etats-Unis, an artist residency in Paris, FR. In 2010, she was nominated for the Outstanding Student Achievement Award with the International Sculpture Center, and has received an annual art award from the Rhode Island School of Art and Design. She has exhibited in Kansas City and San Antonio at Monarch Gallery, High Wire Art Gallery, Michael and Noemi Neidorff Gallery as well as Robot Art Gallery. Leggett currently lives and works in Austin, TX.
Leggett seeks to elicit dreams. And the works seek to change perceived realities: as the five-year-old sees bunny rabbits and baseball caps from the visual source of water trapped formations. Her concern is opening the mind to the unseen playful good to allow for a deepening experience of true identity. To live in the state of the child’s understanding to constantly explore, question for the sake of learning, and enjoy experience: the playground of these works run hard with layered meanings, transposing through varying media.