2019 Poster Artist
The La Cosecha Conference Planning Committee is proud to announce this year's conference poster artist Jade Leyva.
“Leyva conveys nature in a magical and romantic fashion with every brush stroke.” - Local iQ
“The subjects in Leyva’s paintings, which seem lit from within, inhabit a space beyond time
and resonate more directly with the subconscious than does mere reality.”
- ABQ The Magazine
Painter, photographer, potter and more, Jade Leyva has made a name for herself as one of the Southwest's most original artists. Hailing from México City, Jade now calls New Mexico home. Her
paintings are shown and sold in galleries around the country and region and in México. Jade has been tapped to create images for nationally recognized events including ¡Globalquerque!, LULAC
(League of United Latin American Citizens), the New Mexico Wine Festival and the annual Contemporary Hispanic Market in Santa Fe. Her images have appeared on the covers of publications
including Malpais Review, Sustainable Santa Fe, Bosque Beast, the novel Rhythm Of My Heart by Frances Fanning (2012), the poetry/history book Islands On the Land by G.L. Brower (2017),
and Becoming Coztótotl (2019), by San Antonio-based poet Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros. Her work is also part of the art book The Encyclopædia of Fernal Affairs (2015), compiled, written, and
edited by Liba Waring Stambllion, Bruce Rimell and Gromyko Semper.
Jade’s work reflects influences ranging from pre-Colombian to post-modern. It is at times whimsical, celebratory and reflective, yet always thought-provoking and expressive - a visual “magical realism”. Her book, A Little Bird Told Me / Me lo dijo un parajito is not simply a
retrospective of her paintings up until the published date, but a treatise on the central themes
of her art: love, unity and our fragile relationship to Mother Earth.
In 2013, Jade launched SEEDS: A Collective Voice - a group made up of artists, musicians, poets, farmers, seed preservationist and more - that uses art to educate people on the importance of organic seed preservation, sustainability, and healthy communities, including through the Community Seed Mural Project.
Currently Jade is working on a new volume of work around the theme of migration. Jade and her artwork continue to evolve as she paints new pieces in her studio in the Land of Enchantment while pursuing her creative and personal journey. She continues to travel soaking up influences from around the globe as well as her beloved Mexico.
Jade is happily married and lives with her husband and step-son in New Mexico with an array of cats. She is represented by Mill Contemporary on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM and at Adelante Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ.
For more information:
Facebook: Seeds A Collective Voice
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