Leor Grady, Israeli-born visual artist, currently lives in New York and Tel Aviv.
Interdisciplinary in nature, his works explore themes of home and identity politics
My conceptual, sculptural, threaded and video works explore themes of home and identity politics.
Through various mediums I reposition everyday objects, concepts and experiences to imbue them with subversive poetic meaning.
Domestic objects such as books, linen and handkerchiefs, “poor” materials such as paper and cement, as well as poetry and writing have always seduced me conceptually and visually. I like using them as instruments for visual construction in building visual vocabulary. They are also integral and essential in my belief and experience in creating an accessible dynamics with a wider range of viewers, especially those that go beyond being the “usual suspects” in the art world.
My work has been shown in the US and abroad, at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, Haifa Museum of Arts, Rush Arts Gallery, Exit Art, Y Gallery and The Center for Book Arts in New York City, as well as in public and private collections and in various publications.
2002 BA, Visual Arts, SUNY, Empire State College
1995 School of Visual Theater, Jerusalem,Diploma
Artist-In-Residence, Art Production Fund, P3 Studio Cosmopolitan of Las vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Artis Professional Development Workshop Grant (with Creative Capital), New York, NY
Makor Artis-in-Residence, New York, NY
Jerusalem Fund Creation Prize, Jerusalem, Israel