Jake Lahah

Philadelphia, PA and Richmond, VA

Jake Lahah is a studio artist based in Richmond and Philadelphia. You can most likely find him anywhere along the east coast. He uses prints, sculpture, and crafts to explore entanglements around the politics of visual culture in the built environment. His current research is exploring the immigration of palm trees to the U.S., using beach tourism as a case study for expanding upon it. Other research interests include: glass blowing/hot glass processes, fiber craft, queer studies, print theory, luxury, taste, ocean ecologies.

Jake Lahah is a current MFA candidate at Tyler School of Art + Architecture and received his BFA in Printmaking from George Mason University. His work has been shown at some pretty cool places such as: ICA Baltimore (Baltimore, MD), Candela Books and Gallery (Richmond, VA), Attic 506 (Chapel Hill, NC), McClean Project for the Arts (McClean, VA), Second State Press (Philadelphia, PA), Temple Contemporary (Philadelphia, PA), and Well Well Projects (Portland, OR). He was a long term artist-in-residence at Studio Two Three in Richmond, VA from 2018-2022, where he also taught classes in printmaking and publishing.

Affiliations

Studio Two Three, Tyler School of Art + Architecture, Second State Press