Leenda Bonilla


Untitled, Pagan Poetry Series

Untitled, Pagan Poetry Series

archival print
11" x 14"
$250

Untitled, Pagan Poetry Series

Untitled, Pagan Poetry Series

archival print
11" x 14"
$250

Midnight Sun, Pagan Poetry Series

Midnight Sun, Pagan Poetry Series

archival print
18" x 24"
$450

Untitled, Pagan Poetry Series

Untitled, Pagan Poetry Series

archival print
18" x 24"
$450

Live Your Culture, MainLAND Mix Series

Live Your Culture, MainLAND Mix Series

photo illustration, archival print
24" x 36"
Purchased

Untitled, Pagan Poetry Series

Untitled, Pagan Poetry Series

archival print
18" x 30"
$550

Untitled, Pagan Poetry Series

Untitled, Pagan Poetry Series

archival print
18" x 30
$550

Untitled, Pagan Poetry Series

Untitled, Pagan Poetry Series

archival print
18" x 30"
$550

Pagan Poetry Earrings

Pagan Poetry Earrings

$25

Pagan Poetry Pin

Pagan Poetry Pin

$22

Pagan Poetry Pin

Pagan Poetry Pin

$22

Pink Playa Button Earrings

Pink Playa Button Earrings

$25

 

leenda-bonilla-transform-galleryLeenda Bonilla is a visual artist born in NYC and raised in the Bronx and Puerto Rico.

She is an artist, arts administrator and an arts advocate. Graduating in 2009 with Outstanding Merit and Honors with Distinction from the Pratt Institute, she worked as Manager for Special Projects at the BronxCouncil on the Arts and played a pivotal role in oversight and administration of a variety of programs at the Council. Currently, She balances her time between running an online entrepreneurial business called Little Red Cart.com and continues building her role within the arts community by participating in arts policy workshops, most recently, the NALAC Leadership Institute in San Antonio She was one of two recipients from NY participating in the group of 22 Latino Artists/Arts administrators. She works with various cultural institutions and workgroups throughout NYC and Westchester on art/cultural policy and social justice with an effort to build relationships with artists, businesses and political officials to implement initiatives that will promote sustainable and creative communities. She is on several boards and work groups such as El Museo del Barrio’s Three Kings Steering committee, The Bronx Heroes Comic Con, the Social Justice Artists’ Collaborative, En Foco Inc., Pepatián, and the New Rochelle Arts Workgroup, Her motto is “bridging communities with the arts”.

As an artist, her process starts with the moment of taking the photograph. This is the first step of empowerment of discovery and how to understand, register and speak to the world around me.  She translates these images into collage works of various expressive forms like graphic design, printmaking, installation, performance, sculpture or video etc. With a conceptual approach, Bonilla takes a wide scale of subjects to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical and believes in the idea of function following form in a work.

 

By contesting the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, she attempts to increase the dynamic between audience and author by objectifying emotions and investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations. The finished work usually suggests and includes details of her own history.

http://leendabonilla.com/

 

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