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Le'Ana Asher Banks - Ojibwe

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Le'Ana Asher                                                              

Le'Ana Asher is a Contemporary Native American figurative artist. Her colorful paintings emphasize the diversity of Indigenous culture, regalia, and identity. Asher was born in 1974 in Pontiac, Michigan. She has had a passion for making art since she was a child. In 1999, Asher earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from Eastern Michigan University. Asher's figurative paintings focus on historical and contemporary narratives in Native American culture. Her formal fine art education informs her images of lived experiences and as an Ojibwe woman in the 21st century. Her rich palette, realistic figures, and painterly techniques speak to both contemporary realism and turn-of-the-century art. She draws inspiration from t.c cannon, Diego Rivera, and Sargent. In 2017, after years of making art part-time and raising a family, she found the time to pursuing art full-time. She is the 2020 award recipient from the Santa Fe virtual Indian Market top five in 2D. In April 2018, Le'Ana's artwork featured in Western Art, Collector Magazine, in the "Editor's
choice of Emerging Artists." She has juried in the Santa Fe Indian Market and shown at Trickster Gallery in Schaumburg, Illinois. Le'Ana's artwork is in private collections all across the United States. Le'Ana is an enrolled Ojibwe tribal member from the Keweenaw Indian community of Michigan, and she is also a descendant of Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Indians. She continues to evolve her artistic style and refine her techniques in her home studio. Asher currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois, with her two children.