Honduran-born artist and educator Alma Leiva received a BFA from New World School of the Arts in 2007 and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010. 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 Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook, NY; The Snite Museum of Art, South Bend, IN; The Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York; Balzer Projects, Basel, Switzerland; Positions, Berlin, Germany and Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Panamá among others.
She has completed residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; (2011, 2018), Arteles, Haukijärvi, Finland; Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL (2012, 2014); The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY; Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY; The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY; Southern Constellations at Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC and Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL.
Leiva’s work is in private and public collections including The University of West Florida, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Smith College Museum of Art and Elsewhere Museum.
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, The Miami Herald, ArtPulse Magazine, Art Nexus and Oxford to name a few. Leiva lives and works in Miami, FL.