Originally from the Southeastern United States, Anna Leavitt’s work explores the idea of the Southern landscape as the loosely guarded keeper of thousands of years of secrets.
Before receiving an M.F.A. from the University of Georgia, Leavitt obtained a B.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies from Kennesaw State University. Her background in dance and music have influenced the way in which she approaches her visual narrative of the South, which is both theatrical and poetic. There is a constant push and pull in her work between nostalgia and foreboding, a sense of familiarity in places, objects and figures, with an underlying tension that something is amiss, and that forgotten truths will soon come to light.