Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Alma Leiva

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: Miami
MacDowell fellowships: 2013

Alma Leiva is a Honduran born artist, who moved to the United States at the age of fourteen. Leiva received a BFA from the University of Florida in 2007 and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in venues such as The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY; Hasted Kraeutler, New York, NY; Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA; The Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA; Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; David Castillo Gallery and The Museum of Art and Design, Miami, FL; Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Palz, NY; The Snite Museum of Art, South Bend, IN; The Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York; Balzer Projects, Basel, Switzerland; and Positions, Berlin, Germany, among others.

She has completed residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL; The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY; MacDowell, Peterborough, NH and Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Her work has been featured in numerous publications including Time Magazine’s Lightbox, Photo District News, The Huffington Post, Newsweek, Miami New Times, El Nuevo Herald, ArtPulse Magazine and The Washington Post. She has received grants from New York Foundation for the Arts, College Art Association, The Beth Block Foundation, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, Miami Dade-County, South Florida Cultural Consortium and Foundation for Contemporary Arts, to name a few. Leiva is represented by balzer projects in Switzerland and lives and works in Miami, Florida.



Alma Leiva worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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