Hyperallergic stated in late 2021: “Leah Schrager started making something akin to NFTs before there were NFTs. For over ten years, the artist has been producing one-of-a-kind digital art that explores themes of celebrity and sexuality, merging worlds of porn and art in a kind of ongoing online performance piece.” In a conscious act of ownership over her work that is rare for her time, Schrager is model, photographer, artist, and promoter for all her imagery.
With over 5M followers across multiple platforms, she has been exploring the world of avatars, alternate forms of commerce, and the metaverse for some time. Her online performances include @OnaArtist (Instagram 4.5M), Sarah White (The Naked Therapist), and AN AMERICAN DREAM (THE MAN HANDS). Her visual works apply a painterly aesthetic to her own bodily representations and often draw their material from her conceptual online practice in order to explore the fertile crossroads of business, fandom, digital persona, and glamour.
Schrager has been compared by critics and journalists to such seminal figures as Marina Abramovic, Marcel Duchamp, Laurel Nakadate, Diane Fossey, and Sigmund Freud. She and/or her work has been profiled in 1000′s of media outlets, including Art Forum, Monopol, The Huffington Post, Vice, Viceland, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBS News, ABC News, The NY Daily News, and Playboy. She has exhibited at Art Basel Miami, Johannes Vogt Gallery, Castor Gallery, Untitled Space, Roman Fine Art, ArtHelix Gallery, and the Museum of Visual Art in Leipzig.