Leo Castaneda

Leo Castaneda (born Cali, Colombia 1988) is an artist based in Miami and New York working in the intersection of painting and virtual reality. He uses these and other media such as drawing, interactive sculpture, and animation to deconstruct video games, and to analyze how these structures relate to those of art and the world at large. Castaneda received his BFA from Cooper Union in 2010, and in 2014 received his MFA from Hunter College. In 2014 Castaneda received a scholarship from the Cisneros Foundation to attend SOMA Summer in Mexico City.  He has also attended a semester abroad in Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, and studied at the New World School of the Arts in Miami.