Leona Strassberg Steiner is a visual artist and former dancer living in New Orleans since 2014. Her work centers on landscapes, industrialism, memories, transitions, aging and beauty. “I enjoy doing projects that can help change the way people look at themselves and others. The end game is seeing how we are all connected on this planet, how we are all one.” Steiner has exhibited her work  extensively with solo exhibitions at The Victory Hall Drawing Rooms of Jersey City, the New Jersey City University Visual Arts Gallery and the Second Story Gallery in New Orleans. She has participated in group exhibitions in Spain, California, Illinois, New Jersey, New Orleans, 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. In 2015-2018 Leona curated PoliticoPopUp, a one-night exhibition with works of 40 artists from around the country, who create political art, with limited exhibition opportunities. In 2019 she  curated "New Surroundings" an image based exhibit, that took place during PhotoNola 2019. Steiner is Gallery Director and a member of the Second Story Gallery in the New Orleans Healing Center. Her mega show "As We Heal" was shown at The New Orleans Healing Center with 60 New Orleans artists participating, during the third rise of the pandemic. She is currently working on photographing old Bywater houses at night, and embellishing the images with color by hand.

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