Jacob Leary is an artist whose practice spans a range of different mediums and outputs – painting, drawing, printing-making and assemblage. The common thread that weaves through Leary's practice is a fascination with complex systems of organisation in both the physical and digital worlds.
In his latest body of work, Something Terrain, Leary creates a series of paper cut sculptural assemblages that continue his exploration of these interests to create sculptural worlds of colour, form and density.
In 2017, Leary was selected to participate in the QANTAS Curates Initiative, with his artwork featuring on the airline's international Business class amenity kits. In 2016 he exhibited in Brainstorm at the Tasmanian College of the Arts as part of DarkMofo and at Contemporary Art Tasmania. He was a finalist in the Redlands Art Prize and has recently undertaken commissions for Hobart College and MONA FOMA.