Amy Leigh

zine machine installation in allard hall march 2018

Amy Leigh (she/her) is a queer, chronically ill settler of Scottish and Irish descent who currently, and graciously resides in amiskwaciyw√Ęskahikan via tkaronto. She is a maker, agitator and cultural worker whose creative praxis centers on community + capacity building through printmaking, zine culture, and epistolary research-creation. Amy read her first zine in 1993 and has been invested in creating, celebrating and encouraging the making of space for zine culture ever since. In addition to facilitating numerous workshops, speaking engagements, and organizing zine-related events, she has exhibited at over 100 zine fairs throughout North America and has participated in residency programs both locally and abroad. Since 2017 she has curated The Zine Machine Project – a roaming gold vending machine that distributes small zines. Amy is a long-time snail mail enthusiast, but you can find her on Instagram @zinemachine780