a Chicana from Colorado who was blessed to grow up between two worlds, the urban life of the city and the natural wonders of the Rockies. Both have inspired her work as an artist and educator. She teaches art to children, typically with non-profit organizations. She spent 7 years teaching with Museo De Las Americas.
Karma has always had an innate desire for exploration and traveled to many cities in the US landing her in Phoenix for three years. It was there her passion to create, and become a better artist, was fueled by the many prolific artists she was surrounded by.
Karma Leigh is a self-taught painter, muralist, curator and creator of jewelry and tangible goods. Her talents are not limited to the paint and palette. She has helped organize successful vendor markets for FemFest and taught for the EPIC Arts program out of Redline Gallery. Karma is also an art teacher with Voz y Corazón a suicide prevention program in Denver and will be teaching her own art program in 2020 at GypsyHouse Cafe Broadway. Her students with Voz y Corazon have continued to attend her video classes during the pandemic. This is a testament to her ability as a teacher, as student attendance to these classes is completely optional. Her students love the way that she helps them to bring their culture into art.
Karma Leigh is a featured artist in the upcoming Hecho en Colorado exhibition presented in collaboration with Latino Cultural Arts Center & History Colorado. See historically significant paintings, sculptures, textiles, and writings from Colorado’s Chicano/Mexican American community. Hecho en Colorado opens this summer and will be on view at History Colorado.