Leah Mackin is a book artist and conservator based in Pittsburgh, PA. In her work she addresses multiples, abstraction, art research, preservation, and performance, and she’s always on the lookout for a good photocopier. She holds her BFA in Printmaking and Book Arts from University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work in collections at the Brooklyn Museum Library, the Independent Publishing Resource Center, and the University of Pennsylvania, among others.
While at WSW, Leah made her artist’s book Transparency Reflection Light Space: A Response, drawing from the 1971 exhibition catalog Transparency Reflection Light Space: Four Artists. The project began as a reaction to the masculine associations of Minimalism in art history and evolved into an exploration of gesture, material, and abstraction.