David Leggett

PTDW Visiting Artist
Thursday, April 06, 10:00 p.m.
Sharp Building 37 S. Wabash Ave., room 327
United States
David Leggett, Nothing but net
David Leggett, Nothing but net, 2016, acrylic and polaroid on canvas, 30"x30". Photo courtesy of Shane Campbell gallery

David Leggett is a visual artist who lives in Chicago. He received his BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design (2003), and a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2007). He also was an artist in residence at the University of Chicago, Arts and Public Life (2014–15). His work tackles many themes head on; hip-hop, art history, popular culture, sexuality, the racial divide, and the self are all reoccurring subjects. He takes many of my cues from standup comedians, which he listens to while in his studio. He runs a daily drawing blog Coco River Fudge Street that started in 2010. He has shown his work throughout the United States and internationally, including an upcoming solo show at Shane Campbell Gallery in Chicago (2017). He received the visual artist award from 3Arts in 2009.