Assistant Professor, First Year Program
MFA, University of Chicago, Sculpture, Video, 2007
BFA, York University, Sculpture, Drawing, 1998
Teaching Specialization: Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography
ART 1120 Media Studio
ART 1020 Design Studio
Areas of Research/Artistic Focus
Beginning with studio investigations of found images and objects, Leigh-Ann Pahapill's work initially takes the form of sculpture, photography, and videos that are then re-contextualized and modified in response to the formal and functional opportunities of the specific architectures she is invited to explore. Choreographed, created and re-constructed in-situ, her work intends to provoke a series of performative articulations and re-articulations, where her objects, the site, and the viewer are the material which form the basis for shifting representational events.
Pahapill has won several awards for her work in research and teaching including a 2010 Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Award for emerging artists, and the 2007 Graduate Teaching Award from the University of Chicago. The Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts have also generously supported Leigh-Ann's work. Recent solo exhibitions include the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, FLA (2012); 47, Toronto (2009); DOVA temporary Gallery, Chicago (2009). Recent group exhibitions include the Penelec Gallery, Allegheny College, PA (2012), Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels (2011); Labyrint 09 - Writing and Observations, Botkyrka Konsthall, Sweden (2010), Titles V, Art Metropole, Toronto (2009), and it's About Time, Man at Repetti Gallery, New York (2008).
Faculty member at BGSU since 2012