Jackie Leishman

University of Georgia – B.A.
Academy of Art University – MFA

Professional focus: Teach Advanced Art, which focuses on building our understanding and ability to communicate in a visual/ formal language through collage, photography, drawing and printmaking.

Scholarly or professional activities: I am a working professional artist, exhibiting my work nationally. My work investigates the natural landscape through abstract means. I also work collaboratively with a scientist on work that explores the devastation of climate change.

Grew up: Atlanta

Favorite spot at Webb: The Art Room

Favorite music or musician: Miles Davis

Favorite book or author: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard or Devotions by Mary Oliver

Favorite TV show or movie: Almost Famous

Saturday routine: Go for a run or hike, attend a lot of soccer games, clean the house and if I am lucky, get to see some art