Evie Leder’s work is visually aesthetic, conceptual and formal. The work concerns itself with the tensions inherent within the medium of video itself: It’s seductive nature, the flickering light, the voyerism, the acts of looking and being seen, the power of the gaze. Her work focuses on recontexualizing gender and the socially agreed upon constructs that hold up our gender and sexuality systems.
Born in New Orleans in 1964, she received an MFA from UC Davis and a BA from Hampshire College. Leder is a winner of San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant, The Princess Grace Award in undergraduate film, a New York Expo of Short Film Jury Award, Freedman-Gadbury Award and a Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Award. She is a founding member of the lesbianfilm collective and has been making video based art since 1991. Leder has shown work at film festivals and galleries internationally including: The Sundance Channel, Tampere International Short Film Festival, Frameline, The New Festival, Mix NY, Outfest, The Poetry Video Festival, South By Southwest, New York Expo of Short Film and Video, Pence Gallery, Somarts Cultural Center, Milk Gallery, Euro Underground Film Festival and Art Matters among many others. Evie Leder lives in San Francisco, California.
[ Video: The Objects (2014) ]
[ Video: There Isn’t Anything (2008) ]