Leigh McCarthy is a contemporary fine artist whose work raises questions about humans' interdependent relationship to nature.  

Currently, she is working on a project about the Arctic Circle. October 2016 she joined a select group of artists and scientists for The Arctic Circle Autumn Art & Science Expedition. This unique residency took place aboard a Norwegian tall ship that embarked from Longyearbyen, Svalbard.

McCarthy's art work has been exhibited at the Getty Center, Los Angeles; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla; Torrance Art Museum, Torrance; the Institute of Contemporary Art, London and numerous other solo and group exhibitions.

Her work is in the collections of the Allan Kaprow Estate, Los Angeles; The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles; and the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco.

McCarthy's awards include the BlueCat Screenwriter's Competition, the Beck’s Prize in Film and Video Award, and Fox Searchlight Director's Lab.

Her credits include “Transformers”, “Lions for Lambs”, and “Indiana Jones IV” as a VFX Production Assistant for Industrial Light + Magic. She also worked for many years as a script supervisor on commercials for Nintendo, Verizon, and Daft Punk’s film “Electrorama”.

McCarthy holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado in Anthropology and a Master in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London. McCarthy lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently represented by the Samuel Owen Gallery