Leah Frankel

Leah Frankel is a visual artist whose work deals with the relationship of human existence to its remarkable environment. Using site as impetus, Leah’s installations employ ordinary objects to draw attention to the earth’s gravity, the passing of time, or the flatness of the horizon. Frankel’s site-specific projects include Earthcube Colony at the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C., a relief rendering of the Wissahickon Watershed made from reclaimed building materials at The Art Gallery at Germantown Academy, in Fort Washington, PA, and a series of installations in, around, and in response to a backyard shed in Columbus, Ohio. Leah Frankel has also worked with choreographers designing and creating sets for their performances, and recently exhibited Hardened Shapes, a collaborative project with poet Iris Cushing exploring color, shape, and pattern: a dialogue between text and image at Bright Hill Press in Treadwell, NY. Frankel completed her MFA at The Ohio State University in 2014 and is currently Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY.