Leigh McCarthy is a artist, writer, and filmmaker. Once called a "romantic conceptualist," suggesting that what is not there can be as evocative as what is: stories untold; disasters unrecorded; pitfalls unseen. McCarthy's work displays a highly refined aesthetic, and one that embraces the process of decay.
McCarthy has exhibited at the Getty Center, Los Angeles; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla; the Institute of Contemporary Art, London and numerous other solo and group exhibitions.
McCarthy’s work has been awarded the Beck’s Student Prize in Film and Video Award. Her work is in the collections of the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles; Allan Kaprow Estate, Los Angeles; and Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco.
McCarthy holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado and a Master in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College, London.
McCarthy lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.