Leah Devora

Born in Miami, Florida, Ms. Devora studied Textile Science at the University of Maryland, received her BFA in Fiber/Sculpture from the Art Institute of Chicago, and her MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute in New York. Hwer work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in Miami, Atlanta, New York and San Francisco, as well as Los Angeles.

“I create artwork using graphic and oil painting techniques. I use oil paint, photography, and newspaper articles. Images and words are downloaded and layered. Next, I paint digitally with a pen and tablet on the computer. I print the art out on canvas, mount the canvas to wood panel, paint it over with oils, an add a clear coat of varnish. There are no actual photos in the artwork.

My work comprises imagery that I call the “Ghosts” of Los Angeles. Whether it’s the rock n’ roll icons who roamed the stages and hotels of Sunset Strip or photos of Silent Film strlets of Hollywood in the 1920’s. The energy of these displaced figures haunt the neighborhoods of Hollywood of a past somewhat forgotten. The ghosts that lay beneath the Hills, they walk among us.”