Le'Andra LeSeur has been named one of four finalists for the Queer|Art|Prize Recent Work award for her work, Le'Andra LeSeur: In Reverence (2021).
Le’Andra LeSeur: In Reverence (2021) is an exhibition of video, installation, photography, and performance celebrating blackness, contemplating the experience of invisibility, and seeking to dismantle stereotypes surrounding Black female identity, among other subject matters. LeSeur offers, “My work is about honoring – honoring ancestors, honoring lives I’ve never met, honoring family, and most importantly honoring myself through this process – and recently I’ve been focused on how the presence and absence of language aids us in this honoring.” These artworks engage the senses as well as the intellect and operate on intensely personal levels and simultaneously raise macro-social questions.
Queer|Art|Prize presents two awards to LGBTQ+ artists based in the United States: one for Sustained Achievement and the other for Recent Work. The award is possible through Queer|Art’s ongoing partnership with HBO and was developed in collaboration with the Queer|Art artist community. Featuring a Nominating Committee of 20 esteemed arts professionals from around the country, Queer|Art|Prize confirms the impact of Queer|Art’s programming and support on a national level and immediately establishes itself as one of the most significant awards specifically created to recognize the artistry and contributions of LGBTQ+ artists. Finalists for the Recent Work award, which honors specific projects completed between Pride 2020 and Pride 2021, include artists working in a number of different mediums.