Born in 1986, Aleah Chapin is an acclaimed American hyper realistic painter and artist. Aleah grew up on an island north of Seattle. After receiving her BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in 2009 she moved to NYC to complete her MFA. Since then, Aleah attended a residency at the Leipzig International Art Programme in Germany and in the fall of 2013 she will be a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. Aleah has been the recipient of several awards including the Posey Foundation Scholarship and the Elizabest Greenshields Foundation Grant. Most recently she won first place in the BP Portrait Award Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. She has exhibited her work in the US, the Netherlands, Germany and the UK.
Though Aleah currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, the place and people of her childhood on the west coat are the subjects of her work. It is through this personal lens that she aims to discover stories that are beyond her own experience.