Jacob Leary is an artist whose work spans a variety of mediums producing interconnected visual ecosystems (or mini worlds) which feed off, conjoin and create circuits within his larger practice. With a focus centred on the more systematic aspects of contemporary life, Leary’s interest lies in the flow of information, the algorithm, technological growth and the hyper-ordered. He builds his work from simple visual fragments to evolve into more complex visual and spatial compositions. In this approach the artist hovers between the god (creator) and scientist (organiser) of his own visual universe. In 2012 Leary completed a Masters of Fine Arts at the Hobart School of Art, exploring the exponential growth of technology in contemporary culture. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the John Fries Memorial Prize, a national award for emerging visual artists, in 2012. In 2013 Leary was the recipient of an Australia Council grant for emerging artists. In early 2014 Leary’s installation featured in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s ‘Emerging Artist Program’. Jacob is currently working on his next solo shows with Despard Gallery (Hobart) and Flinders Lane Gallery (Melbourne) in 2015 after receiving an Arts Tasmania grant in late 2014.