Leanne Bell Gonczarow takes photographs and presents them in a variety of contexts: sculptures, installations, books, and the internet. The elemental stuff of photography – light – is subject and material in works that aim to provoke a prolonged contemplation of their origin, material manifestation and presentation. Through a focus on the various languages used to describe light – visual, scientific/technical, coded and literary/poetic – her practice interrogates the nature of the digital image.
Leanne was born in County Durham in 1978 and has lived in Newcastle, Manchester and London, UK. She holds an MA Visual Arts: Book Arts (Distinction) from Camberwell College of Arts (2007). She has exhibited nationally and internationally, most notably in Moscow, Russia where she spent three years teaching in an art school. She is now based in Edinburgh, recently starting a practice-based PhD currently titled ‘Deep Time, Techno-fiction and Materialisation – An Archaeology of the Digital Image.'