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.
John Zotos of VAS, Reviews Leigh Merrill's "American Martini"
Leigh Merrill's Solo Exhibition, American Martini is Featured in Whitewaller's Dallas 2019, Issue 24, Dallas Art Fair 2019 Magazine
Brandon Kennedy, of Patron Magazine Writes About Leigh Merrill's Work in “Chockablock Distortions Left Waiting: Leigh Merrill's Colorized Grafts of Hauntingly Unfamiliar Spaces.”
March 30 - May 4, 2019
Catherine D. Anspon, Art Editor at PaperCity Writes About Liliana Bloch’s Success as a First Year Participant in the 2018 Dallas Art Fair: “Looking Back at the Dallas Art Fair — the First-Timers Tell: All Record Number of Visitors in Year 10 and More to Come”
PaperCity Dallas’ Website Writes about Liliana Bloch Gallery’s Debut at the Dallas Art Fair and Features a Piece by Leigh Merrill
Dallas Morning News Writes About How “Photographer Leigh Merrill wants to adjust your focus”
May 14 - June 18, 2016