Leah Schrager "Once in a Lifetime"
Leah Schrager "Once in a Lifetime" 2019
Photography: Archival inkjet print, Framed
Dimensions: 20 x 30 in Unframed, 25 x 35 in Framed
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
Signed on Verso, includes a certificate of authenticity.
Artwork currently featured in The INNOVATE Exhibition at The Untitled Space, on view from September 12 - October 2, 2021.
Leah Schrager is an artist who works between the web and New York City. She graduated in 2015 with an MFA in Fine Art from Parsons, The New School. In her work, she photographs, appears in, augments and markets her own image. She is interested in the line, movement and, biography of the female body. In 2010, she founded a new form of therapy as Sarah White, The Naked Therapist, followed by online performance @OnaArtist (Instagram 3 million+). Her project, “Ona,” an artist and musician, evolved out of the question of celebrity as art practice. With her performances, Schrager explores themes of sexuality, representation, and distribution. Her practice is situated in a contemporary hotbed of female (in)appropriateness, arousal, celebrity, fandom, and commercialism that seeks to explore female biography and labor in today’s global society.
Schrager has been compared by journalists to such seminal figures as Marina Abramovic, Marcel Duchamp, Laurel Nakadate, Diane Fossey, and Sigmund Freud. She and/or her work has been profiled in 1000′s of media outlets, including Art Forum, Monopol, The Huffington Post, Vice, Viceland, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBS News, ABC News, The NY Daily News, and Playboy. She has exhibited with The Museum Of Sex, Johannes Vogt Gallery, Castor Gallery, Roman Fine Art, ArtHelix Gallery, and the Museum of Visual Art in Leipzig. Exhibits of Schrager’s work at The Untitled Space include the group shows “Self Reflection”, “In The Raw: The Female Gaze On The Nude” as well as “(HOTEL) XX” and “EDEN” exhibitions at SPRING/BREAK Art Show (2018 + 2019).