ABOUT  JADE LEYVA

Magical Realism Artist Jade Leyva was born and raised in Mexico City. She has called New Mexico her home since 2006. Her work expresses her love of nature and her positive hope for the future of the world. She has created images for many important events and her work has been featured on the covers of many publications at the local, national and international levels.

Jade has been creating art since she was a young girl in Mexico City. Her influences range from pre-Colombian to post-modern. It is at times whimsical, celebratory and reflective, yet always thought provoking and expressive - a visual “magical realism”. The central themes of her work are love, unity, and our fragile relationship to Mother Earth.

 

In 2013 she founded an organization called “Seeds: A Collective Voice”  to raise awareness and cultivate education regarding ancient seed preservation and the environment through multimedia arts and creating murals with seeds in community.

Awards & Recognitions

2019 

Best Paintings Category

Contemporary Hispanic Market | Santa Fe, New Mexico

2019

Poster Artist 

La Consecha Dual Language Conference

Albuquerque/Santa Fe, New Mexico

2018 

Poster Artist

Contemporary Hispanic Market | Santa Fe, New Mexico

2017

Best Paintings Category

Contemporary Hispanic Market | Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

2017

Local Treasures Award

Albuquerque Art Business Association | Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

2016 - 2019  

Top 5 Best Of The City Artist

Albuquerque The Magazine | Albuquerque, New Mexico

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