Leonor Anthony is a contemporary artist born in Havana, Cuba. She immigrated with her family to the United States as a very young child. She resides in Miami, Florida but works worldwide with studios in The Hague Netherlands, Brooklyn, NY and The Bird Road Art District in Miami.
Leonor is an accredited scholar, painter, photographer, and published author. Since 2013 Leonor has held the prestigious title of Artist in Residence of the Florida International University’s Honors College and is the founder and curator of the FIU’s Honors College Art Collection.
Leonor’s preferred mediums are, oil on canvas, charcoal drawings, digital art, photography, mixed media and installations. The imagery of her art is crafted with unprecedented assertiveness characterized by violently expressive color and jarring compositions that elicit vivid emotional reactions. The enigmatic dichotomy of style and mediums is a reflection of the artist’s search for freedom of expression and penchant for setting her own rules.
Leonor is best known for using art as a vehicle of activism. Her views concerning human rights, the environment, education and the welfare and empowerment of women throughout the world are the framework of her creations, regardless of medium.
Leonor Anthony has had international acclaimed shows. Her major exhibitions include: Beijing International Art Exposition 2012 and 2013, Seoul Open Art Fair 2013 and 2014, NestGen Ecological Art Exhibit, Frost Art Museum 2014, Le Carrousel du Louvre 2014 and 2015, Biennale Paris 2014, Biennale of Palermo 2015, Da Caravaggio ai Nostri Giorni, Museo Bramante Rome 2015, Expo Milano 2015, Musee du Louvre, Paris 2015, Spectrum Miami 2014 and 2015. Two of Leonor’s iconic works are part of the Florida International University’s permanent collection exhibited at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and at FIU’s Washington D.C. Presidential offices.