Leah Dixon is a multi-media sculptor who lives and works in Lower Manhattan. Her work deals with the construction and manipulation of structures and social spaces that respond to our contemporary socio-political environment- by addressing labor, formalism, and political correctness via highly physical processes, and built spaces. Dixon received her BFA from The Ohio State University, and her MFA from The School of Visual Arts in 2014. She attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2012. She has shown widely nationally and internationally- including both the 2014 and 2016 Nicaraguan Biennial of Contemporary Art, Regina Rex (harbor) Gallery in New York City, The Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles, and Edel Assanti Gallery in London. Her work has been featured in Art in America, Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, Berlin Art Link, New York Magazine, The MiamiRail, and Hyperallergic. In 2013, after years of bartending to support herself in New York City, she and some other friends who had been working in the service industry in Downtown Manhattan, opened Beverly's- a bar and project space in The Lower East Side / Chinatown neighborhood.
Beverly's is a neighborhood bar and curatorial experiment. The bar serves to promote opportunities and collaborations- expanding networks, and facilitating relationships between artists, via spontaneity of the service and nightlife industry. We also want to make people dance. In addition, Beverly's has organized and facilitated exhibitions / collaborations / and events in New York, Miami, Mexico City, and Berlin. Dixon is co-owner and Creative Director.