Leona Strassberg Steiner

Photographer, video artist, printmaker and former dancer Leona Strassberg Steiner has lived on both the East and West coast of the US, Israel and in 2014 relocated to New Orleans. Her work centers on issues related to our planet’s future, the new political dilemma, natural landscapes, and transitions in time. “Art is about revisiting our perspectives about racism, the class/religious divide, and environmentalism; the end game is seeing how we are all connected on this planet, how we are all one.” Steiner has exhibited her photographs and hand pulled prints extensively with solo exhibitions of her work at The Victory Hall Drawing Rooms of Jersey City and the New Jersey City University Visual Arts Gallery. She has participated in various group exhibitions in Spain, California, Illinois, New Jersey, New Orleans, Wisconsin, Evanston, and New York. Steiner was active in the art scene in Jersey City, where she was a frequent collaborator in projects such as We Are 6 at Alley Arts, her self-run studio/atelier/gallery. She has curated three exhibits in the past six years; Paths that Cross,  a photography and video exchange with fellow JC photographers, @303 Gallery in Jersey City, and PolitiocoPopUp 1, 2, and 3, a politically charged multi medium art show with over 40 artists from around the country here in New Orleans. During the  summer of 2016 she helped found Catalyst Collective New Orleans, an arts and social action initiative in New Orleans. www.catalystcollectiveneworleans.com

Photos by Jim Legge