Temme Barkin-Leeds is an Atlanta based artist. She has earned multiple degrees including a M.F.A. in studio art from American University (Washington, DC), a M.A. in art history from Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA), a B.A. in French from Emory University (Atlanta, GA), and a B.F.A. in drawing and painting from Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA). Current sociopolitical events inform Barkin-Leeds works, particularly the impact of technology on society’s perception of war. Describing some of her work, Barkin-Leeds states, “I have used ‘shooter’ video games as both background and source for my paintings and sculptures in order to reflect the absurdity of using war as a game…I flatten and make images more abstract because I want to create an arena that is more about painting and halting action instead of creating a fake ‘reality’ or visual motion as the games purport to do.”
Barkin-Leeds’s work has been included in exhibitions at Callanwolde Art Center (Atlanta, GA, 2014), Gallery 110 (Seattle, WA, 2018), EBD4 Gallery (Chamblee, GA, 2017), Swan Coach House Gallery (Atlanta, GA, 2017), A.I.R Gallery (New York, NY, 2014-15), Katzen Art Center (Washington DC, 2012), and many more. Her works are in numerous private and corporate collections including Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GA and Atlanta Women’s Foundation, Atlanta, GA.
Individual works in the MOCA GA Permanent Collection: