Leila Pedersen's principal media are drawing and printmaking, with an oeuvre which looks at concepts such as transience, narrative, theatre, sensuality, self-adornment and the whims of man and nature. The core of Pedersen’s ideology is a belief in the celebration of difference within human makeup and society. Her work looks at beauty and hope derived from the fringes of society and the ways change and growth can come from the margins.
Leila completed an MA in Fine Art Print at NCAD in 2008. The same year she won the RDS Printmaking Award, as well as the Norman Ackroyd Etching Award. She has exhibited at several locations in Ireland, as well as in Berlin and London.