Lea Rose Kara


Born in 1998, Lea Rose Kara is originally from Kyiv, Ukraine, and now lives in London, UK . Lea’s practice is primarily STEM-based and is grounded conceptually in biology, technology, and epistemology. She creates sculptural works which explore themes of Ecology and the manipulation of nature through materials such as silicone, metal, fabrics, and found forest objects. Before completing her Masters in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art (2022), Lea received a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Bath Spa University (2020) and a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design from City and Guilds of London Art School (2017). Lea has completed residencies at Porthleven in Cornwall (2019) where she was a Prize Winner, the Freud Museum London in 2021, and the Standpoint Gallery, London in 2022. She has received multiple awards that allowed her to spend summers living in Italy working with artists specialising in glass, printmaking, and sculpting. In 2018 the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association supported her in a mentorship with acclaimed British sculptor Julian Wild. Lea has exhibited nationally and internationally in both solo and group shows including 'In Between' at RuptureXIBIT, London (solo), 'Absurd' at OHSH Projects, London and 'Brighten up the Night' at the Yuan Art Museum in China.