Leah Hickey is a visual artist whose primary concerns are intimacy, voyeurism, sex as self-harm, heartbreak and the role of Woman as caregiver, and is informed by filmic and pictorial pornography.
Leah Hickey (b. 1996) is an artist and writer primarily responding to love and loss. Drawing upon auto-fiction and Romantic verse as a foundation, Hickey's practice is underpinned by classical American cinematography, gender as performance and Christian theology surrounding death. The artist's work is conducive to profound emotion.
Hickey currently produces Emotional Outbursts, a 'part-fact, part-fiction otherworld of love letters' which integrates free verse poetry and Early Modern English with contextual research. The artist recently published Grief (In Few Forms), an anthology of art writing on sex and death, and is set to release a physical edition of Emotional Outbursts in 2023.
[talk], Belfast School of Art, Ulster University
Grief: A Love Letter [reading], with Grace Ndiritu, Eastside Projects
Poem for a Potential Darling [workshop], Eastside Projects
Art Is My Mother [feature, podcast], with Chloe Sheppard
School of the Damned [group show], Bloc Projects
Young Artists in Conversation [talk, online], with Adam Grainger
Duplicate Publishing Fair [fair], Eastside Projects