Leila Weefur

Leila Weefur lives & works in Oakland, CA. She received her MFA from Mills College in 2016. Her work uses language as a material, which manifests in video, installation, and works on paper. She uses video as a central element in investigating how an individual is impacted by the shifting boundaries of language and how these shifting cultural boundaries can create an environment where identities are formed. She is a recipient of the Hung Liu award and recently received an artist fellowship at Kala Art Institute. Weefur has exhibited her work in local and national galleries including Southern Exposure and SOMArts Gallery in San Francisco, Betti Ono in Oakland, and Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, New York.