Leander lives and works in Chicago Illinois. He is founder and director of Fat City, a flux residency based in a peculiar Bridgeport storefront.

Fat City


I approach materials and things as potential components for physical poetry, in which the combination of seemingly disparate elements can form unfamiliar relationships within a new wholistic form. These works meditate on learned dispositions to the natural, technological, and cultural world. I resist the nature/culture divide that defines human culture and technologies as separate from or even above nature. I wonder what things are when their category has been challenged, their purpose misaligned, and their substance not taken for granted.

past statements


BFA, The School of the Art Institute 2015

Exhibitions and Performances

2017 – Exhibition – Work in Progress, Christie's Auction House, Chicago, IL
2017 – Exhibition – Hiding in Plain Sight, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL
2016 – Exhibition – Poking Holes in the Ceiling, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
2016 – Exhibition – In the Company of Flowers, Kruger Gallery, Chicago, IL
2016 – Exhibition – for no space, The Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
2016 – Exhibition – Luminarts, Union League Club, Chicago, IL
2015 – Exhibition – The Archer Ballroom, Chicago, IL
2015 – Exhibition – SAIC Spring BFA show, Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, IL
2015 – Performance – Kruger Gallery, Chicago, IL
2015 – Performance – Slumber Room, Chicago, IL
2014 – Performance – Pinky Swear, Chicago, IL
2014 – Performance – Fat City, Chicago, IL
2013 – Performance – The Archer Ballroom, Chicago, IL


2016 – Carpool – Chicago-Milwaukee
2016 – Rose Raft, New Douglas, IL
2016 – 2017 - HATCH, Chicago Artists Coaltion, Chicago, IL
2015 – ongoing – Fat City, Chicago, IL