Leah Dyjak (born 1981, Springfield, MA; lives Providence, RI) received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston and an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Dyjak’s work has been exhibited at the Houston Center for Photography and Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio, both TX; and The Front, New Orleans, LA. Dyjak’s work is in the collection of the Archive of Documentary Arts, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University, Durham, NC. Dyiak has had a Goldfarb Fellowship, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Woodside, CA and has been an artist-in-residence at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO. Dyiak’s work has been published in The Architectural Review and Leonardo. Dyjak is an Assistant Professor at Wheaton College, Norton, MA.
Statement from the Artist:
Dyjak’s interdisciplinary, lens-based work combines performance, labor, film and photography to explore how generations of human use effects ecologies of place. The images and site-specific installations often push the edges of perception by manipulating surfaces in either pictorial or physical space. The work changes our perception of material and ideological boundaries.