Julia Leggent grew up in Norton, Kansas, a small town located 10 minutes from the Nebraska border. She received her B.F.A. in Painting from Fort Hays State University in 2017 and her M.F.A from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2021.
I explore personal and universal topics through detailed paintings that typically operate at a one-to-one scale. These images of flesh, pills and other objects follow my routines, thoughts, and worries but are meant to be widely relatable. With each of my works, I hope to bring awareness to social, political, and feminine themes while drawing the viewer in and inciting interest in the ever-changing visual aspects of everyday life.