Leder’s art concerns itself with the tensions inherent in the moving image: It’s seductive nature, the flickering light, the voyeurism, the acts of looking and being seen and the power of the gaze. Her work focuses on recontextualizing gender and the socially agreed-upon constructs that hold up our gender and sexuality systems. Her current focus is on male representations.
Evie Leder was born in New Orleans in 1964. Leder is a three-time winner of San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Commission. She is also the recipient of the Princess Grace Award, a New York Expo of Short Film Jury Award and a grant from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Leder is a member of “A Simple Collective” in San Francisco and a founding member of “the lesbianfilm collective”.
Leder’s work has been shown internationally at film festivals and galleries including; Black and White Projects, The Kinsey Institute, The Sundance Channel, Tampere International Short Film Festival, Frameline, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, South By Southwest, New York Expo of Short Film and Video, The New Festival, Mix NY, Outfest LA, SOMArts Cultural Center, Euro Underground Film Festival and Art Matters, among many others.
In 2016 Leder was selected as a charter tenant at the Minnesota Street Project Studio Program. She holds a BA from Hampshire College and an MFA from UC Davis.
Leder lives and works in San Francisco, Calif.