LÉO ANDERSON '20 

UNITAR, ANT-HIROSHIMA, GREEN LEGACY HIROSHIMA '20-'22

Léo is a Studio Art and Politics major, with a minor in East Asian Studies. Growing up, they moved countries periodically; this international experience strongly influenced their academic focus on comparative politics, social movements, and minority rights in Japan. It has further informed their exploration of identity, community and alienation in their artistic practice, through forms of painting, sculpture, and installation. At Oberlin, they have been involved with student groups such as the Japanese Student Association and the Student Labor Action Coalition, and have engaged with the arts by contributing as an illustrator to publications such as Oberlin’s Asian-American literary magazine “As I Am”, and working in the Theater Department paint shop as a scenic painter for two years. Through this Fellowship, Léo hopes to utilize their skills and passions to address issues of social conflict, political oppression and minority rights through art and education.

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