Born in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, she exchanged architecture for the plastic arts, being the metal engraving its main means of expression. Her artistic training is based on practical and theoretical courses, as well as engraving workshops held in the cities of Brasilia, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Milan. Fellow of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development of Brazil, CNPq, University of Brasília, for the perfection of metal engraving. In the 2000s Leonor formed the InterStudio Graphic group, with the aim of promoting exchange between national and international artists.
Always open to new ideas, I work with concepts, creating defined series. I am passionate about the graphic quality of metal engraving, I investigate its characteristics in various possibilities, going beyond its limits.
My interest is mainly based on the duality between the repetition of the image and the uniqueness of the work, created from its own repetition.
Experiment with various materials. I explore countless possibilities that a matrix can generate. I transform impressions into three-dimensional objects.
In this process, artist’s books, objects and the printing itself are created.
The installations are the result of my interest in occupying the space, returning in some way to my university education in architecture.
I integrate my passion for games and puzzles into my work, I produce playful works, where the viewer has the opportunity to intervene and modify a piece. In general, these works are in “artist’s book” form.
The “future” walks like a “spiral”. Avoid the past, review it, and offer the opportunity to correct mistakes. It allows new readings, accepts to improve facts that contribute to philosophical, cultural or technological development. Depends upon the humanity to see and improve what happened.
The group work of “Futuro” was developed together with Sandra Astuena and Dolores Delia. Together we explore the importance of the past for the future using Archeology as a reference. We understood how important the concept of the past is and how relative it can be depending on each person. For some, it is worthless and can be discarded. For others, the past reveals myriad insights that can trigger new discoveries, opening paths to the future.
The residency was a unique experience. Listening to the lectures, discussing ideas and working together was enriching for both the artistic learning and my personal learning.
1953 | Sao Paulo, Brazil
Lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil
1975 | Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism Braz Cubas, Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1986 | Visual Arts, Orientation Metal Engraving.
2020| Selected among Ten Finalists, Video Artist Book, Experimental Festival 2020, Núcleo Livros de Artista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2019 | Vida, Institute of Arts UNESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2019 | The origin is a safe place, Contemporary House, Sao Pablo, Brazil.
2018 | Mutations Pinacoteca de São Caetano do Sul, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2017 | Archipiélagos. Correios Cultural Space, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2021 | Together apart: Futuro, Proyecto ´ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2008 | Aduisición Award, 36th Luís Sacilotto Contemporary Art Salon, Santo André Municipal Palace, São Paulo, Brazil.
1992 | Macunaíma 92 Project. Institute of Art and Culture, IBAC-FUNARTE, Museum of Fine Arts of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1992 | Individual Exhibition Award, 17th SARP, Ribeirão Preto Art Room. House of Culture, San Pablo, Brazil.
2021 | Illustration for poetry by Natália Braga. Jornal Rascunho, Editora Letras & Livros.
2004 | Designed the EPOC platform, Edited and distributed by COPAG.
2001 | JOG Artistic Recreation of Games, with artists from Brazil, Argentina and Italy.
1999 | 10 pages, Curator at the Mostra Rio Gravura in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.