I HEAR. I TOUCH. I AM
Leora Armstrong grew up on Isle of Islay, Scotland, and currently works in the UK and the USA. She is an interdisciplinary artist, working through her sensorial experiences of place, she navigates this relationship as a reciprocal collaboration for her art practice. Armstrong researches environments – using tangible sensorial mappings of place where she navigates the energy, fragility, and solitude of places, embracing the history erasures, marks and rhythms of both physical experiences as well as the sound of a place, sometimes using herself as a vessel of transmission. This investigation of imprint and touch on the landscape has led her work towards agency on the climatic changes now manifesting throughout the world, having focused projects on plastic, ice erasure, highlighting impacts on local wildlife and water resources. Her current research is focusing on water and its rising collision towards smaller remote communities.
She graduated with a BA (Hons) from the University of Art London – Chelsea School of Art and an MFA from School of Visual Arts, New York. Her work has been shown both in the UK and USA.
Leora Armstrong is a Trustee with Checkerboard Films