photo by Gordon Taylor

hi


I'm a French-raised, half-Chinese visual artist and writer. I moved to the United States in 2011 and received a BFA in Art Direction with a minor in Poetry from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, where I have lived ever since.

Because I grew up in-between languages, cultures, and countries, I have never been able to narrow my interests, and instead constantly seek to expand my toolkit as an artist. My work covers design, photography, fine art and writing, all of which is a reflection of the unique perspective I have as a queer, mixed-race feminist.

On the side, I run a not-for-profit micro press called thistlemilk, where every book is handmade. I'm also the voice actor for the Slate podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting.

For projects and collaborations,
shashaleonard@gmail.com
References available upon request.