Leah Beeferman is an artist from New York City. She creates digital prints, videos, and audio pieces. Beeferman received her Master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and her Bachelor’s degree from Brown University. Beeferman has held many exhibitions in her homeland and worked in residencies in, for example, Ireland and Svalbard. She was in Finland during 2016-17 on a Fulbright Scholar Grant. Before her residency at Ii she had held residencies at Mustarinda in Hyrynsalmi and Titanik in Turku. She also had an exhibition, Light Matters, at the Sorbus Gallery in Helsinki.
Beeferman is interested in and inspired by landscapes, and she came to Ii to experience the ice-covered Bothnian Bay and its islands. During her time at KulttuuriKauppila she carried out research and collected material for a future project, developing new ideas on the basis of the surrounding landscape.