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Leilasingleton-freeway
Freeway, 2007 Archival Digital Print on Resin-coated, Silver Halide Photographic Paper 11 X 14" © Leila Singleton
Leilasingleton-map
Map, 2007 Archival Digital Print on Resin-coated, Silver Halide Photographic Paper 11 X 14" © Leila Singleton
Leilasingleton-nebula
Nebula, 2007 Archival Digital Print on Resin-coated, Silver Halide Photographic Paper 16 X 20" © Leila Singleton
Leilasingleton-surfacing
Surfacing, 2007 Archival Digital Print on Resin-coated, Silver Halide Photographic Paper 16 X 20" © Leila Singleton
Leilasingleton-glacial
Glacial, 2007 Archival Digital Print on Resin-coated, Silver Halide Photographic Paper 16 X 20" © Leila Singleton
Leilasingleton-ligamentsi
Ligaments I, 2007 Archival Digital Print on Resin-coated, Silver Halide Photographic Paper 11 X 14" © Leila Singleton
Leilasingleton-ligamentsii
Ligaments II, 2007 Archival Digital Print on Resin-coated, Silver Halide Photographic Paper 11 X 14" © Leila Singleton
Leilasingleton-crystalline
Lunar 697, 2007 Archival Digital Print on Resin-coated, Silver Halide Photographic Paper 11 X 14 © Leila Singleton
Leilasingleton-frostnip
Frostnip, 2007 Archival Digital Print on Resin-coated, Silver Halide Photographic Paper 11 X 14" © Leila Singleton
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Blue Hour Flares, 2010 Archival Digital Print on Resin-coated, Silver Halide Photographic Paper 11 X 14" © Leila Singleton
Leilasingleton-migration
Migration, 2007 Archival Digital Print on Resin-coated, Silver Halide Photographic Paper 11 X 14" © Leila Singleton
Leilasingleton-charged
Charged, 2009 Archival Digital Print on Resin-coated, Silver Halide Photographic Paper 11 X 14" © Leila Singleton, 2009
Leilasingleton-bengal
Bengal, 2008 Archival Digital Print on Resin-coated, Silver Halide Photographic Paper 11 X 14" © Leila Singleton
Leilasingleton-suminagashi
Suminagashi, 2008 Archival Digital Print on Resin-coated, Silver Halide Photographic Paper 11 X 14" © Leila Singleton
Leilasingleton-tangram
Tangram, 2009 Archival Digital Print on Resin-coated, Silver Halide Photographic Paper 11 X 14" © Leila Singleton
Lsingleton_intact2
Displayed at Intact Qualitative Research: Surfacing, Nebula, Glacial (L to R), 2007 Archival Digital Print on Resin-coated, Silver Halide Photographic Paper 16 X 20" Prints in 22 X 28" Frames © Leila Singleton, 2007
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Displayed at Intact Qualitative Research: Ligaments I and II, 2007 Archival Digital Prints on Resin-coated, Silver Halide Photographic Paper 11 X 14" Prints in 16 X 20" Frames © Leila Singleton, 2007
Lsingleton_gecko1
Gecko Gecko exhibition: Ligaments I, Tangram, Ligaments II, Suminagashi, Frostnip (L to R), 2007-2009 Archival Digital Prints on Resin-coated, Silver Halide Photographic Paper 11 X 14" Prints in 16 X 20" Frames © Leila Singleton, 2007-2009
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Gecko Gecko exhibition: Nebula, Surfacing, Glacial (L to R), 2007 Archival Digital Prints on Resin-coated, Silver Halide Photographic Paper 16 X 20" Prints in 22 X 28" Frames © Leila Singleton, 2007
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From right: Nebula, Surfacing, Glacial, November 2012 Archival Digital Prints on Resin-coasted Silver Halide Paper 24" X 30" © Leila Singleton
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Map, November 2012 Archival Digital Print on Resin-coasted Silver Halide Paper 16" X 20" © Leila Singleton
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Crystalline Craters, November 2012 Archival Digital Print on Resin-coasted Silver Halide Paper 16" X 20" © Leila Singleton
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Fort Collins, CO
Lives in
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Schools
Savannah College of Art and Design
Representing galleries
shopSCAD Atlanta, shopSCAD Savannah
Tags
modern, photography, digital, abstract
Dislocations: Abstract Photographs by Leila Singleton

Dislocations by Leila Singleton logoStatement

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.