Assistant Professor, First Year Program Coordinator
MFA, University of Chicago, Sculpture, Video, 2007
BFA, York University, Sculpture, Drawing, 1998
Teaching Specialization: Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography
ART1020: Design Studio: Surface & Process
ART1020H: Design Studio: Surface & Process - Honors College Section
ART1120: Media Studio: Space & Time
ARTS 4010/ ART 5860: Immersive Installation Art, Renaissance and Present - 2014-15 3D Special Topic Co-taught with Dr. Allie Terry-Fritsch
ARTS 4010/ART 5860: Media Hybrids - 2014-15 3D Special Topic
ART6050: Graduate Critique
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 2015 Elliott L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Innovative Basic Research/Creative Work from BGSU and a 2010 Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Award for emerging artists. 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 A Working Script in Shorthand at Screen Space, Melbourne, AU (2015); Of Translating One From, Box13 ArtSpace, Houston, TX (2014); Likewise, as Technical Experts, but not (at all) by way of Culture Allegheny College Art Galleries, Meadville, PA (2013) & the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, FLA (2012); Parallel Constraint Satisfaction Processes, 47, Toronto (2009); Rhetorical Situation, DOVA temporary Gallery, Chicago (2009). Recent group exhibitions include Hyperbole (with Kai Lee Liu), Geo-Codes: Mapping a Practice in the Post Print Age, IMPACT 9 International Printmaking Conference, Hangzhou, China, the History Museum, China Academy of Art (2015); It was better in real life than real life (with Kai Lee Liu), ISEA2014 (Dubai), Abu Dhabi, UAE, Al Fanoun Gallery, Zayed University (2014), PROOFOFPROOFOFCONCEPT, Toronto, Canada, Ontario College of Art and Design University Graduate Gallery (2013); Mirages, Fountains, and Dissociative Compositions, 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, Repetti Gallery, New York (2008).
Faculty member at BGSU since 2012