Born in 1998, Lea Rose Kara is originally from Kyiv, Ukraine and now lives in London, UK.
Before starting her MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art Lea received a Distinction in her Foundation Diploma in Art & Design from City and Guilds of London Art School (2016 - 2017) and a 1st Class BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Bath Spa University (2017 - 2020). Lea has completed inspiring residencies at Porthleven in 2019 where she was a Prize Winner, the Freud Museum London in 2021 and the Standpoint Gallery in 2022. Before Covid she spent her summers living and working in Italy - Venice, Naples and Florence - mentored by a variety of artists who are all specialists within their fields: glass artist Moulaye Niang, printmaker Roberto Mazzetto, sculptor Marisa Albanese and sculptor Matteo Lo Greco. This was possible thanks to receiving both the Bath Spa University International Travel Fund and the University Global Citizenship Funding. She was alerted to mentoring by a generous award (2018) from the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association, through whom she was mentored by British sculptor Julian Wild.
Lea has exhibited across the UK and Internationally. Please click here see her full CV.
Lea’s first solo show will be at the RuptureXIBIT Gallery in late August this year (2022). You can follow the link on her website to leave your email and be notified about the show closer to the time.