Leonard Suryajaya (Chicago, IL) uses photography, video, performance and installation to show how the everyday is layered with histories, meanings and potential. He holds a BFA from California State University, Fullerton (2013) and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2015), and he attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2017). He has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago; Benaki Museum, Greece; Photoforum Pasquart, Switzerland; National Library, Singapore; Wrightwood 659, Chicago; Aperture Gallery, NY. His work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, Mana Contemporary and Center for Photography at Woodstock. He is the recipient of the 2016 Robert Giard Foundation award.