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Julia Leggent

Julia Leggent

Profile Location
Lincoln , NE

Julia Leggent is an image-based artist that grew up in Norton, Kansas, a small town located 10 minutes from the Nebraska border. She received her B.F.A. in Painting from Fort Hays State University in 2017 and her M.F.A from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2021. Julia explores personal and universal topics through detailed paintings and drawings that typically operate at life scale. The images of flesh, pills, trash, and other objects follow her routines, thoughts, and worries but are meant to be widely relatable. With each of her works, she hopes to bring awareness to social, political, and feminine themes while drawing the viewer in and inciting interest in specific aspects of everyday life.


Artist Statement

My painting and drawings are about time; they are a testimony of the life that I am living. Some represent a single significant moment, the point I fell in love with my partner or the daily decision to take a pill that prevents pregnancy. Other pieces represent a specific portion of time, the time it takes to grow eleven inches of hair or cook every recipe in a cookbook. My works are meticulous and operate at a one-to-one, life scale. Making a piece of art with this amount of detail takes time, and there is a symbolic connection between the hours it took to create the work and the moments I chose to immortalize.


Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Brett Anderson
Owen Buffington
Matt Bukrey
Anne Burton
Jordan Buschur
Neil Celani
Heather Jo Davis
Lindsey Day
Matthew Dercole
Amanda Durig
Katelyn Farneth
Gerit Grimm
PJ Hargraves
Luke Huling
Anthony Park Kascak
G.V. Kelley
Brian Kluge
Michael Ian Larsen
Julia Leggent
Elise Loomis
Jon Love
Bartholomew Lynch
Kristen Martincic
Bri Murphy
Nathan Murray
Liana Owad
McKenzie Phelps
Jason Piccoli
Kristin Powers Nowlin
Kate Running
Bill Shaffer
Maria Spiess
Susan Stark-Johnson
Sara Truman
Stephanie Leach Vendetti
Cody Weber
Taylor Woolwine
3/4/22 to 5/27/22
Multiple Mediums
Julia Leggent
8/5/22 to 8/26/22

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