Dani Lessnau is an artist whose artworks evolve out of her own hyper-sensitization practice, embracing her body as a medium in constant relationship. By prioritizing iterations of somatic play and pleasure-gathering in her photographic and object based work, she opens a conduit for collaboration with both the material and the immaterial, solid and unseen. Interested in complicating habits of conventional perception surrounding pleasure, healing and creatorship, Lessnau leans into spaces where what seem to be paradoxes enfold and re-shape one another. The alien and the familiar; the tender and the erotic; the specific and the abstract; the strong and the vulnerable, all translate and mutate.
Lessnau is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. She studied at the International Center of Photography, received her MFA from Bard College and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine, from Pacific College of Health and Science.