Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger, MA, MFA, (Sydney College of the Arts) is an artist exploring the connections between science and art. Her work on the macro and microscopic worlds is influenced by the human connection and Lea’s installation works looks to convey the juxtaposition of size and beauty, text, sound and film, exploring the dynamics of human influence. Her current work exploring the impact tourism and ocean debris on isolated islands has seen Lea travel to places such as the Galapagos, Lord Howe and Faroe Islands. Creating a discourse surrounding the Anthropocene, Climate Change and the evolutionary impact this time will have on life on this planet.
Lea’s art works were recently shown at the Jane Goodall Foundation Symposium Brussels, the New York Hall of Science and the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize. Lea has completed residencies in New York at SVA (the School of Visual Arts) NatLab Manhattan, The Clipperton Project Floating Lab residency Faroe Islands and Culture at Work residency.
Recent solo exhibitions include Colliding Worlds Hazelhurst Regional Gallery NSW 2015 and Towards Dystopia Little Woods Gallery Collingwood Vic 2016.
Since 2014 Lea has been delivering papers that relate to her research and resulting artworks, at conferences including Affective Habitat ANU in Canberra; AESS at UCSD San Diego CA; ISEAHK2016, Hong Kong; Arts in Society at UCLA Los Angeles CA and lectured at Spektrum (in association with Art Laboratory) Berlin.
Visit Lea’s website to see more of her work: http://www.leakannar.com