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LEAH SCHRAGER
The Digi Feminist
Fempire 13 Dec 2016

The Digi Feminist
Artist, NYC

New York City-based Leah Schrager has been described as “ a woman of her time”. Why? This multifaceted artist is battling against and commenting on a number of contemporary issues from the male gaze and digital censorship to celebrity culture, digital identity and sex. By using and photographing her own body as an art object through an alter ego called “Ona”, she reclaims her identity, her body, and her sexuality in racy selfies. Yet these steamy images posted on her Instagram account never actually reveal nude images. The self-made Instagram model ONA, coined by Schrager in 2015 signifying “online persona”, has an Instagram following of over 400k. If you come across her account of blurry crotch pictures and perfected “butt selfie” angles, you better not be afraid of the female gaze.

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In the art world currently I find most exciting that… 
The online platform allows for works to reach art audiences and non-art audiences at the same time
Number of unanswered mails in your account…
Today 1,368.
My Perfect working outfit…
Naked.
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My Favourite new brand discovery…
JulieG Nail Polish is the best.
My everyday online art read is…
Instagram.
My necessary extravagance is…
Yoga and my Iphone Gimbal.
Most ridiculous thing I ever bought…
Face wash to use on my butt. 😉
My ultimate secret after long working hours…
Have drink, fxck, and sleep.
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Favourite collaboration of the art and fashion world…
ShowStudio.com is amazing.
My Favourite hashtag…
#metaselfie
On your office table I always have…
External hard drives.
The most arty city is…
The internet.
Who are the best dressed in the art world…
Lindsay Jones of MÚSED.
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Art world gent I would love to have lunch with…
lol Buy my art and maybe we can lunch.
Artist(s) we should have on our watch list is/are…
I just curated an art show called Nu Matr-E-archs and included a bunch of Instagram Models who I think are doing amazing work. It’s at www.numatrearchs.com .
 
Photos from Interviewee
Webpage: www.leahschrager.com
Instagram: @leahschrager@onamania@onaartist; @artgirltv

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