Lesia Mokrycke is a multidisciplinary artist and designer. Through the lens of traditional and new media, Lesia works between landscape architecture and art to explore relationships between people, culture and sense of place. Her work employs time and movement as elements that knit social, political, and environmental aspects of a location together. Lesia’s approach often utilizes phenomena such as sound, light and water to engage with cultural experiences that underscore issues of identity.
Lesia holds a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where she studied art history and comparative literature, and was formally trained in drawing, painting and sculpture. At the Academy she was the recipient of the Sylvia G. Wexler Memorial Award, the Rambourger Prize, the Lance Roy Lauffer Memorial Prize, and the Scheidt Travel Scholarship.
She is currently completing a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, working to build points of convergence between landscape architecture and contemporary art.