BAIA Patreon Curated Pick Courtesy of  Ashlee Jacob

Each month our Black Art in America Patrons on the Collector level are asked to share their top picks of artists that they would like BAIA to feature. Find out how to join the BAIA Patreon Curators Circle by becoming a patron here. Below is the artist we were asked to feature by this month’s Curators Circle thanks to patron Ashlee Jacob.

David Leggett lives and works in Los Angeles, California. David moved to Chicago in 2003 after completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He was greatly influenced by the Chicago Imagists, a group of representational artists whose work was known for its complete un-involvement with New York art world trends, and had the opportunity to work with a few of them at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago while taking classes toward his Masters of Fine Arts degree, which he received in 2007. Leggett works in painting, drawing, printmaking, bookmaking and installation. His work is heavily influenced by popular culture and both personal and cultural relationships. He has shown at the Hyde Park Art Center along with many other galleries in Chicago. He was also the recipient of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Trustee Scholarship. Leggett is currently teaching himself stop motion animation and how to play the cord organ. He plans to apply the two together in the future.  (bio from 3 Arts Chicago)