Leigh Suggs was born in 1981 in North Carolina and currently resides in Richmond, VA. She received her BFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2003 and her MFA from the Virginia Commonwealth University in Craft and Material Studies in 2015.
Gaining recognition throughout the area, her work has been shown in multiple group exhibitions across North Carolina and in Richmond, VA. Her recent shows include her solo at Reynolds Gallery Double Vision (2016); In Visible Light (2015)at LIGHT Art + Design in Chapel Hill, NC; Trying to Exit Here (2015), Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA; and her notable group shows include the NCAC Fellowship Exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, NC (2014), and Art on Paper(2012) at the Weatherspoon Museum in Greensboro, NC.
Suggs has been awarded several grants and honors, including the North Carolina Fellowship Award, and most recently a residency at the Quirk Hotel & Gallery, Richmond, VA. Her work is a part of corporate collections, including Markel Corporation and Fidelity Investments, as well as multiple private collections in North Carolina, Virginia, Illinois, and New York.