Is a versatile visual artist whom works in watercolors, oils, acrylics, mixed media, and encaustic.
She also does make ceramics , sculptures and installations.
Influenced by Kandinsky and abstract expressionism, especially color field , but makes figurative too.
Her passion, intellectual rigor, and solid technique to create a genuinely original body of work.
She was born in Brazil and hold degree in art history (MFA) at Faap- Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado and fine art (BFA) at Fatea- Faculdades Integradas Teresa D’Avila.
Art History at Scuola Lorenzo de Medici in Florence – Italy, sculpture and printmaking at The Art Student League of New York.
Art critic by Harry Nasse
Further study and experimentation led Leda to develop her own encaustic technique as a vehicle for exploring the subject.
The unique combination of elements Leda Maria brings to her art work, personal, and professional-gives her the credibility of an original. While each individual piece of hers certainly “ speaks for itself,” when seen in the context of the artist’s background, ideas, and singular technique, it gains a degree of vitality and significance that indicates the true measure of the work.
There is no limit to the various materials that might be used in achieving certain effects. She can combine incongruous shapes and objects and make them work together with unusual skill and sensitivity. Leda is an artist through and through. She is one of the best. I am sure this will become more and more apparent as time goes on as she continues to make her mark in the art world.
Ward Nasse Gallery
2014 Por los Caminos de El Quixote C/ Cervantes 7 - Madrid - Spain
2014 Artexpo New York Solo Show Pier 94 NY - USA
2014 Women in Art 2014 Ward-Nasse gallery New York - USA
2014 Modern hearts at Ward-Nasse Gallery - New York - USA
2013 Galerie Étiene de Causans International group Who's who - Paris - France
2013 Los Caprichos El Agua - Madrid - Spain
2013 Recovecos del Camino. Frómista, Valencia - Spain
2013 Cigueñas en el Castillo de Santa Ana. Roquetes de Mar, Almería - Spain
2013 Spoleto Art Festival , Spoleto - Italy
2013 Artexpo New York - Pier 92
2013 Women in Art 2013 Ward Nasse Gallery New York - USA
2012 The Magical Journey Brasil - Macy's ( New York, San Francisco, Aventura, Miami, Chicago) - USA
2012 Women in Art 2012 Ward Nasse Gallery - NY
2012 Spoleto Art Festival - Italy
2011 VIII Art contemporary Florence Biennale - Florence - Italy
2011 LA Art Show Los Angeles CA - USA
2011 Ward-Nasse Gallery New York – NY USA
2011 Galeria Flory Menezes – Búzios – RJ – Brazil
2010 SNBA - Carrousel Du Louvre – Paris - France
2010 Cultural Villa-Lobos – São Paulo - Brazil
2010 LA art Fair – Los Angeles – California – USA
2010 Galeria Colorida Lisbon – Portugal
2010 Saemangeum Flag Festival Korea do Sul
2009 Art Conections NY – NY – USA
2009 A Cara do Rio – Rio de Janeiro – RJ – Brazil
2008 SNBA Societe Nationale Des Beaux – Arts – Paris - France ( Honor Prize)
2008 Casa cor São Paulo – Brazil
2008 FAIM Arte Independiente Artista relevantes – Palacio de congresos - Madrid – Spain
2008 ArtexpoNY 30 years NY – NY
2008 Artexpo Las Vegas Nevada USA
2008 Artistas contra El cambio Climatico – Cuenca - Spain
2005 JCAA - Artex Ginza - Japan
2004 Salon Des Independants - Paris - France
2000 Henfil Cultural Stimulus Prize - São Paulo - Brazil