Ana Leal was born in the Northeast of Brazil in 1969. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil and a Masters degree in Marketing from the University of Pernambuco, Brazil.
Photography has always been a passion. At age 15, she received a F3 Nikon as a birthday present. Since then, her passion has grown.
Self-educated, she decided to become a professional photographer in 2013 when she got a Bachelor degree in photography from the Pan American School of Arts in São Paulo and in 2016 she joined an MFA program in Visual Arts at Miami International University of Arts and Design.
Abstract expressionism and constructivism are her main influences.The work of the artist is mainly abstract and marked by the presence of geometric lines.
Through architecture and nature photography, I use abstraction to speak about perception.From landscapes to everyday objects I present a new perception using a very minimalist and many times abstract point of view. I make use of geometry and abstraction as a visual language of shape, color and line to create photographic compositions that may exist with independence from our visual references of the real world. Repetition and fragmentation are also recurrent elements of my work.
In my process many times I work in multiples such as diptychs and triptychs to show the evolution of my thought process. The images can be either visually organized, fragmented, or complete abstractions that represents a distorted reality.
2018 MFA in Photography, Miami International
University of Arts and Design, Miami , FL
2013 BFA in Photography , Escola Panamericana de Arte
e design, São Paulo, Brazil
1994 MBA in Marketing , Universidade de Pernambuco,
1993 BA in Economics, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco,
2018 Latin America 7
2018 Casa Cor PE 2018 - Solo Show at Santos e Santos Arquitetura
Recife , PE, Brazil
2018 Frank Contemporaries , The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery and
Exhibit Hall , Pembroke Pines , FL
2018 Repetition of Space , Wynwood Lofts , Miami , FL
2017 MFA students show, Miami International University of Art
and Design, Miami, FL
2015 Essência , Espaço Moldura Minuto , São Paulo, Brazil