ART IS                  EMPATHY

ART IS                REBELLION

ART IS                  JUSTICE

ART IS              REVOLUTION

ART IS                 KINDNESS

"Sanna Legan’s art shows she cares. Her projects are designed with an intent to critique perceived injustices, engage viewers with provoking thoughts, and introduce them to a perspective they may have never considered, her art style leaving viewers captivated and empowered." - Santa Monica Daily Press

PORTFOLIO

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WE ARE FORCED IN SHAPES BOTH 

METAPHORICALLY AND PHYSICALLY

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Anorexia and Eating Disorder Corset

THE SHAPE OF COSMETIC SURGURY: THE COST OF BEAUTY

THE SHAPE OF SILENCE: THE REALITY OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

THE SHAPE OF AN EATING DISORDER: AMERICAN VALUES 

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[ T E A   T I M E  :  E M B R O I D E R E D  A N G E R ]

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THE FEMINIST STRAIGHTJACKET: BRETT KAVANAUGH

[ J E W E L ]
[ O I L   A N D   C O L L A G E   O N   W O O D,   5 X 4  FEET ]
[ T H E R A P Y : G U A R D E D ]
[ O I L   A N D   C O L L A G E   O N   W O O D,   6 X 4  FEET ]
[ T H E R A P Y : C H I L D H O O D ]
[ O I L   A N D   C O L L A G E   O N   W O O D,   6 X 4  FEET ]
 
 
 
 
[ SANNA x MOVEMEANT ]
[ SANNA x AMPLIFYHERNYC ]
[ SANNA x DRESSEMBER ]

About

I look back at the history of feminism, from radical rebellion to complicit compromises, and ask myself what it means to be a feminist social-justice artist today. I have come of age as a woman and as an artist during a chaotic time, where hate and misogyny rear their ugly heads like a Trumpian hydra. Our society looks at garments like the corset and the straight-jacket as relics of an unenlightened past. However, the sexism and violence that these objects embody is alive and well today. By incorporating topical texts and images of oppression (i.e. abortion bans, toxic advertising, and daily reminders) into seemingly archaic garments, I hope to evoke reflection on how we can move towards a more equal and kind future as a country. I have experienced firsthand the power of art to validate and empower people who feel alone in their struggles. I am outraged by the unbelievably unequal distribution of power in systems that govern us and believe that art is a powerful tool for the underrepresented. The ultimate goal of my work is to inspire radical action and create social change for oppressed groups.

 
[ CHOOSE CHOICE ]
[ I'M NOT DOING GREAT ]

"Sanna Legan is...an emerging artist with

a decidedly feminist style."

"...With an art concentration on topics

such as feminism, eating disorders,

mental health, and sexual assault  [Sanna Legan] was chosen as a U.S. Presidential Scholar National Young Arts Finalist – creating a difference through art. "

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