Leigh Merrill was born in 1978 and grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She currently lives and works in Dallas, Texas.
Merrill received her BFA from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM and her MFA from Mills College in Oakland, California. Merrill’s work has been a part of exhibitions throughout the United States in venues such as the Phoenix Art Museum, the diRosa Art Preserve, The Lawndale Art Center, the Tremaine Gallery, and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Merrill was a part of the 2011 Fotographia Festival Internazionale di Roma at the Galleria Gallerati in Rome, Italy. Merrill’s work has been included in online publications such as the Design Observer / Places Journal and BLDGBLOG. Her work is part of the permanent collections of the City of Phoenix, the California Institute of Integral Studies and various private collections.