Julia Leggent grew up in Norton, Kansas and received her B.F.A. in Painting from Fort Hays State University in 2017 and her M.F.A from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2021. Julia explores personal and universal topics through detailed paintings that typically operate at a one-to-one scale. These images of flesh, pills and other objects follow her routines, thoughts, and worries but are meant to be widely relatable. With each of her works, she hopes to bring awareness to social, political, and feminine themes while drawing the viewer in and inciting interest in the ever-changing visual aspects of everyday life.