Evie Leder’s work is visually aesthetic, conceptual and formal. The work concerns itself with the tensions inherent within the medium of video itself: It’s seductive nature, the flickering light, the voyerism, the acts of looking and being seen, the power of the gaze. Her work focuses on recontexualizing gender and the socially agreed upon constructs that hold up our gender and sexuality systems. Her solo exhibition at ASC Projects coincides with the Framline Film Festival and is supported in part by the San Francisco Arts Commission.
Leder has shown work at film festivals and galleries internationally including: The Sundance Channel, Tampere International Short Film Festival, Frameline, The New Festival, Mix NY, Outfest, South By Southwest, New York Expo of Short Film and Video, Pence Gallery, SOMArts Cultural Center, Milk Gallery, Euro Underground Film Festival, and Art Matters, among many others. Born in New Orleans in 1964, she received an MFA from UC Davis and a BA from Hampshire College. Leder is a winner of San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant, The Princess Grace Award, a New York Expo of Short Film Jury Award and a Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Award. Leder is a founding member of the lesbianfilm collective and has been making video based art since 1991. She lives and works in San Francisco and is represented by ASC Projects.