Lenny Schnier (b. New York, 1991) is a mixed-media artist based in Somerville, MA. At the core of their work lies an interest in the resonant overlap between the introspective nature of drawing and their trans experience. Contemporary drawing practices are celebrated for experimental gestures and departures from rigid traditional norms of picture making. Mark-makers employ that freedom of representation, harnessing drawing’s flexibility, expressive nature, sensitivity, and feeling. Such freedom is especially liberatory for trans and gender non-confirming individuals. Lenny's work is deeply personal and reflects an emotional and cerebral engagement with queerness, the body, and Schnier’s lived experiences as trans femme. Schnier's work employs methods of direct representation such as with drawing and painting and abstraction through painting and sculpture. They often blend these methods through collage and assemblage installation.