Lea Cetera (b. 1983, Brooklyn, New York) works in sculpture, video and performance, often amalgamated into installation. She utilizes techniques culled from theatre and film-making to address constructed identities and the psychological spaces we construct and operate within, engaging with the mediation of technology, the alienation of the human body, and the aura of the object fetish. She lives and works in NYC. She holds an MFA from Columbia University, 2012 and a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art, 2005. She is currently an adjunct professor of Sculpture and Three Dimensional Design/3D Fundamentals at The Cooper Union School of Art and New York University, Steinhardt School.

Cetera’s recent solo shows and commissions include Chassis, Phillida Reid, London, UK (2022) The Lighthouse Works Public Art Commission, Fisher’s Island, NY, USA, Threshold, Southard Reid, Frieze NY, USA (2017) ; Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY, USA (2016); TRANSFERENCE, SouthardReid, London, UK, Sprawl, Art In General, New York, NY, USA (2015); Observational Comedy, Southard Reid, London, UK (2014).  Group shows, performance and video installation work include Design for Life: Art and Architecture, Hestercombe Gallery, Somerset, UK (2023) 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (2022), She Sees the Shadows, DRAF and MOSTYN Gallery, Llandudno, Wales (2018);Tarantallegra, curated by Nicoletta Lambertucci, Hester, NY, USA, EFFICIENT FRONTIER, Magenta Plains, NY, USA, CONDO, Southard Reid, London, UK (2016); West of the Sun, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA, Surface Support, Signal Gallery, NY, USA, Find Local Gourds Now within Name it By Trying to Name It: Open Sessions, The Drawing Centre, NY, USA (2015), OBE (Outer Body Experience), The Drawing Centre, NY, USA (2015) and Oregon Center for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR, USA (2014), Playing with History within In Response: Other Primary Structures, Jewish Museum,NY, USA (2014); Disappearance Performance as Elegy within Double Life, Sculpture Centre, NY, USA, We Seem to Still Be Moving, Simone Subal Gallery, NY, USA, Coded Conduct, Pilar Corrias, London, UK (2013). 

She is represented by Phillida Reid, London, UK