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Birthplace
Fort Collins, CO

Lives in
San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Website

Schools
Savannah College of Art & Design, BFA, Graphic Design

Representing galleries
shopSCAD Atlanta, shopSCAD Savannah

Tags
abstract, digital, photography, modern

Dislocations: Abstract Photographs by Leila Singleton

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Leila Singleton began as a painter in high school, earned a BFA in graphic design from the Savannah College of Art & Design, and became enamored of photography along the way. She synthesizes that journey in her collection of abstract digital photographs, known as "Dislocations."

Singleton began creating her Dislocations after an acquaintance bemoaned the lack of "wonder" in daily life. Determined that it is the responsibility (if not definition) of an artist to find transcendent visions even in the smallest and dullest of locales, she began capturing mundane -- and even bizarre -- subject matter, with an emphasis on inventive cropping and angles. Singleton photographs everything from sidewalks to curtains and even food. Using her painterly sensibilities and the digital retouching skills she employs as a graphic designer, Singleton severs all remaining ties between the raw shot and its subject's original form and geography, primarily via hue shifts. There is an element of escapism to Singleton's work, and she is fascinated by the contradiction of using a photograph -- traditionally a documentary art form -- to obfuscate reality.

 

Biography

Leila Singleton moved to San Francisco in 2008 from her native Fort Collins, Colorado. Drawing since she was just a few months old, she graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design with summa cum laude honors and the school’s Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design Award.

Active in multiple artistic disciplines, she regularly exhibits her fine art and graphic design work, which has appeared in shows in Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Times Square and Kharkov, Ukraine. Her work also appears on the printed page, having been included in more than half a dozen books and magazines. As a photographer, she is represented by shopSCAD, her alma mater’s famed retail gallery. Online, her photography has garnered mention on popular interior design blog Style Court, and appeared in Gawker Artists, a juried digital showcase on New York City-based blog Gawker.com.

Collectors should inquire via email: collectors :: at :: leilasingleton :: dot :: com. For more information about Singleton's pursuits, visit leilasingleton.com.

 

Exhibition History

Click here for Leila's complete exhibition history.

Recent Exhibits

Leila Singleton participated in these exhibits:

Aug, 2013 Distorted Juried Show
Arterie Fine Arts
 
Jun, 2013 Dislocations by Leila Singleton
The Pour House Wine Bar & Lounge
 
May, 2013 8 x 8 PHOTO PARTY
Silver Eye Center for Photography
 
Oct, 2012 Dislocations by Leila Singleton : Featured Artist, October 2012
Acabello Salon
 
Dec, 2011 Biennial SF Travel Rotating Exhibition -- December 2011 through May 2012
San Francisco Travel Association
 
Oct, 2010 Classy as F*** Dance Party
SUB-Mission Gallery
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Leila Singleton
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