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 with 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. Her intense but sophisticated style is a reflection of the artist’s unending search for freedom of expression.
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 Palazzo Bembo from May to November, 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. He work is also part the University of California, Davis and Chateau d’Orquevaux permanent collections.
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 and the recipient of FIU Alumni of Distinction Award, 2017. Leonor has been twice the recipient of the Denis Diderot Grant in France and has been awarded The Arctic Circle Fellowship for the 2020 Autumn Expedition.
Ms Anthony’s most recent high profile exhibitions have been “Jazz, A Love Supreme” during New York Frieze Art week 2018, CONTEXT Art Miami 2018 and Art New York 2019.
In January 2019, The Florida Grand Opera appointed visual artist Leonor Anthony as Curator of Visual Art for Florida Grand Opera Patron Spaces.