Meet the Artist Leonor Anthony
Leonor Anthony is a multidisciplinary artist and activist based in Miami. Born in Havana, Cuba, she immigrated to the United States with her family as a young child. She is an accredited scholar, artist, photographer and published author.
Leonor is world-renowned for her courageous use of materials and by creating works that invoke controversial issues. She is recognized for using art as a vehicle of activism. She explores limitless styles, materials and unprecedented assertiveness, characterized by violently expressive color and jarring compositions. Through these elements, Leonor is able to bring awareness to issues ranging from immigration, women’s empowerment, and environmental preservation, The imagery of her art is crafted through her unflinching willingness to elicit emotional reactions.
Her intense but sophisticated style is a reflection of the artist’s unending search for freedom of expression and penchant towards iconoclasm. Leonor Anthony participated by invitation in the 57th Venice Biennale. Her works were exhibited as part of the European Cultural Center’s exhibit Personal Structures, Open Borders at the Palazzo Bembo in the Grand Canal from May 13th to November 26th, 2017. Two of her monumental works are part of the Florida International University’s permanent collection exhibited at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and The FIU College of Law. In April 2017, Leonor Anthony was honored with the FIU Alumni of Distinction award.
In 2013, Leonor was awarded the prestigious title of Artist-in-Residence at the Florida International University Honors College. She is the founder and curator of the FIU Honors College Art Collection. Ms. Anthony’s most recent high profile exhibitions have been Jazz, A Love Supreme during Art New York 2018, CONTEXT Art Miami 2018, and two prestigious artist residencies – in Italy in February, culminating with an opening exhibit during Milan Fashion Week 2018.
She is the recipient of the Denis Diderot Grant 2018 awarded by the Chateau d’Orquevaux in Champagne, France. Two of her works are now in the permanent collection of the Chateau d’Orquevaux.