Drawing and painting has been part of her life since childhood.
She is a versatile visual artist whom works in watercolors, oils, acrylics, mixed media, photography 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 also makes ceramics , sculptures and installations.
She was born in Brazil , raised in São Paulo , lives and works in New York, 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. And sculpture , printmaking at The Art Student League of New York, and technique in painting and sculpture at New York Studio School of Drawing.
Leda has been painting since she was 13 years old. And has participated in many exhibitions in Europe, Asia, USA, and Brazil.She was published in many art books , art magazines, and more. She also has gotten many prizes and awards.
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
2017- The Colors of Winter - Ward-Nasse Gallery NY, USA
2017- Who's Who - Demarez Gallery - Giverny, France
2017- Why Not? Garrit Gallery - Santanyi - Spain
2017- Summer Salon II - Ward-Nasse Gallery , NY- USA
2017- Women in Art 2017 (10th edition) NY, USA- Ward-Nasse
2016 - Colors to Inspire - New York - USA , Ward-Nasse Gallery
2016 - Summer Solstice - New York - USA , Ward-Nasse Gallery
2016 - Artexpo New York - NY - USA
2016 - Women in Art 2016 - New York - USA , Ward-Nasse Gallery
2015 - Gallivare Museum - Laponia - Sweden
2015 - Art in Box - Valinhos, SP- Brazil
2015 - Show de Bola Berlin - BAGL-Berlin ArtGoes Live - Berlin - Germany
2015 - Show de Bola New York at Artexpo New York - New York - USA
2014 - Show de Bola - Spectrum Miami - Miami - USA
2014- "De Profesión sus labores" - La Etsi de Minas e Energias - Madrid - Spain
2014- Show de Bola - brazilian edition - Centro Cultural Justiça Federal - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil
2014 - Show de Bola - brazilian edition - Centro Cultural Martha Watts - São Paulo - SP - Brazil
2014 Show de Bola - brazilian edition - Biblioteca Alceu Amoroso Lima - São Paulo - SP - Brazil
2014- Musica no Museu - cover of the music program at Museum - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
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
2010- 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