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Biography

From a very young age Leila’s life was strongly influenced by art. She started her art education in Russia and in 1996 moved to New Zealand where she continued to study and practice art. Leila won a number of art awards and exhibited in a large number of personal and group shows in New Zealand, USA, Italy, Spain, Australia, UK. Her works feature in many private collections in New Zealand, Australia, England, Italy, South Korea, Russia and Dubai. She has established and run Art School since 2004 that offers art classes for Adults and Children, and located in Belmont, Auckland.

Tertiary Education

  • 2009 – Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) – Elam, School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 1998-2001 – Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) – Elam, School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Courses & Training

  • 1995 – Icon Writing (Palekh School), Moscow, Russia.
  • 1994 – Palekh (Lacquer Miniature), Vena Art School, Moscow, Russia.
  • 1993 – Drawing, Watercolour – Private tuition with practicing artists.

Awards

  • Onehunga High School – distinguished alumni 2018
  • The Mazda Awards 2008 – 2nd Runner Up, 2008
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The Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award – People’s Choice award, 2008
  • Waitakere Trust Art Awards – Popular Choice Award, 2007
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The Nokia Art Awards – Asia Pacific 2001
  • Telecom Art Awards, 2000
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Pinups Past & Present

“Pinups Past & Present” by Jim Silke, Introduction by Nathaly Rattner, Graffito Books London, 2018, (UK)

Pages From Mind Travellers Diaries

“Pages From Mind Travellers Diaries”, Dorothy Circus Gallery – Drago, 2017 (Italy)

Cat Portrait

“Cat Portrait”, First Internation Exhibition Catalog, (Russia)

The Pinup Project

“The Pinup Project”, Edited by Katriona Feinstein, Introduction by Jim Silke, Graffito Books London, 2015 (UK)

Lowbrow Cats

“Lowbrow Cats”, Edited by Rakel Valesco, Introduction by Ray Caesar, Graffito Books London, (UK)

Walk on the Wild Side

“Walk on the Wild Side”, Dorothy Circus Gallery – Drago, 2012- 2013, (Italy)

Once Upon a Time

“Once Upon a Time”, Dorothy Circus Gallery – Drago, 2010- 2011, (Italy)

Pop Surrealism. What a Wonderfool World

“Pop Surrealism. What a Wonderfool World”, Dorothy Circus Gallery – Drago, 2010, (Italy)

New Zealand’s Favourite Artists

“New Zealand’s Favourite Artists”, Edited by Denis Robinson – Saint Publishing 2006, (NZ)

Greview Magazine

2018 August, Greview Magazine, Cover

Miroir “Terra Firma”

2017 Miroir “Terra Firma”, Back Cover, (International)

Miroir “Desire”

2014 Miroir “Desire”, Cover, (International)

Beautiful.bezarre

2014 Beautiful.bezarre Magazine, June-2014, Inked, (Australia)

Laminate Most Wanted

2012 Laminate Most Wanted Vol. 5 “Chain Gang”, (UK)

NZ House & Garden

NZ House and Garden, 2003

The Telephone Book

The Telephone Book 2001

 

  • 2018 Distinguished Alumni Dinner 2018, Outlook, p.10 + cover
  • 2018 Voyage phoenix http://voyagephoenix.com/interview/meet-leila-ataya/
  • 2018 The Heroine’s Journey of Leila Ataya, The Heroine’s Journey Online Journal, https://theheroinejourney2016.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/the-heroines-journey-of-leila-ataya/
  • 2018 August, Onehunga Community News, Onehunga High School’s Distinguished Alumni
  • 2018 July, Onehunga Community News, OHS nurtures diverse excellence
  • 2012 October 21 – Neighbourhood, Series1, Episode 25, Onehunga, TV1 (NZ) http://tvnz.co.nz/neighbourhood/s1-ep25-video-5142509
  • 2012 October 25 – Otago Daily Times, Arts/Art Seen, Delightful Curiosities – The Artist’s Room, by James Dignan. (NZ) http:// www.odt.co.nz/entertainment/arts/231797/art-seen
  • 2012 October 11 – Afran Sajedinin Mostra a Roma, RaiNews (Italy) http://www.rainews24.rai.it/it/canale-tv.php?id=30085
  • 2012 June 17 – Котки с души на пеперуди, Trud (Bulgaria) http://www.trud.bg/Article.asp?ArticleId=1423352
  • 2012 May 10 – Atr News – Moda ed estetica femminile, Rai Art News (Italy) http://www.arte.rai.it/articoli/art-news-moda-ed-estetica- femminile/14690/default.aspx
  • 2012 April – Leila Ataya: Benvenuti Nel Mio Regno, Via Condotti Magazine, (Italy)
  • 2012 March 27 – Rome, Leila Ataya et une touche de sensualité pop surréaliste, BSC News (France) http://bscnews.fr/201203272143/ Arts-et-expos/rome-leila-ataya-et-une-touche-de-sensualite-pop- surrealiste.html
  • 2011 April 26 – “El ‘espejismo’ de Esther Noriega eclipsa la Pasarela de la Moda de Castilla y Leon”, Heraldo, (Spain)
  • 2011 March – “Leila Ataya”, BSC News Magazine, p 102-110, (France)http://www.wobook.com/WBBu3Qz9RG5c/BSC-NEWS- MAGAZINE/BSC-NEWS-MARS-2011.html
  • 2011 Feb 28 – “An Exhibition on perfumes”, Vogue Italy – on line, (Italy)
  • 2010 Aug 16 -“Artist of the week”, Public republic – online Art Journal, (Bulgaria) English / Bulgarian http://www.public-republic.net/artist-of-the-week-leila-ataya/
  • 2009 May 21 -“Viewers Create Their Own Story”, The Aucklander, (NZ)
  • 2008 Dec 09 – “Art Circus – Watch This Space”, Artists Alliance Art All #93, (NZ)
  • 2008 Dec – The University of Auckland News magazine (Dec 2008) – cover, (NZ)
  • 2008 Sep 25 – “Russian Pearl”, Otago Daily Times, p33, (NZ) 2008 Sep 25 – “Art Seen”, Otago Daily Times, p34, (NZ) 2008 Nov 06 – “Artists await our votes” Western Leader, (NZ) 2008 Nov – Ponsonby News, (NZ)
  • 2007 Nov – “Leila’s world is full of art” Western Leader, p4, (NZ) 2004 Sep – RTV Triangle Television, (NZ)
  • 2004 Aug 06 – “Te Atatu has a prize-winner – Artist’s work on show”, Western Leader, (NZ)
  • 2003 Dec – “Iconic Art”, NZ House and Garden magazine, (NZ)
  • 2003 Winter – Arts Chat and Scribbles magazine, (NZ)
  • 2002 Sep 17 – TV3 News, (NZ)
  • 2002 March 15 – “Religious Art Nurtures Spirit”, Eastern Courier , (NZ)
  • 2002 – Eye On The World catalogue, (Thailand)
  • 2002 Jan – “Bald canvas” Metro Magazine, (NZ)
  • 2001 – Telephone Book 2001(Auckland, New Zealand) – Cover, (NZ)
  • 2001 Feb – “An Elam Painting in every home” The University of Auckland News magazine, cover, (NZ)
  • 2000 Nov 29 – “Lone Pine Lives On”, Auckland City Harbour News, (NZ)
  • 2000 Nov 24 – “Felled Icon Lives Again on Cover”, Central Leader, (NZ)
  • 2000 Nov 22 – “One Tree Hill Artist”, Times Pinnacle, (NZ)
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2000 Nov 21 – “Artist Locks Up Telecom Award”, Manukau Courier, (NZ)
  • 2000 Nov 17 – “Telecom Books The Keys To Auckland”, National Business Review, (NZ)
  • The Empress, Dorothy Circus Gallery, London, UK, 2018
  • Momentum of Movement, The Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ, 2018
  • Through The Eyes Of The Traveller, The Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ, 2014
  • Delightful Curiosities, The Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ, 2012
  • Secrets From The Hourglass, Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome, Italy, 2012
  • A Whimsical Tale, Monterey Gallery, Howick, Auckland, NZ, 2009
  • Long Story about Life, The Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ, 2008
  • Garden of Eden, Letham Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ, 2007
  • Obsession, Letham Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ, 2006
  • Sweet Aria, Letham Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ, 2005
  • Leila Ataya, The Civic Centre, Waitakere City Council, Auckland, NZ, 2004
  • Checkmate, Letham Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ, 2003
  • The Family, Letham Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ, 2002
  • Cat Portrait, Exhibition-Festival, St. Petersburg Artist’s Union Exhibition Centre, St Petersburg, Russia, 2018
  • Cat Portrait, Exhibition-Festival, St. Petersburg Artist’s Union Exhibition Centre, St Petersburg, Russia, 2017
  • 
Littletopia, Los Angeles Art Fair 2016, LA Convention Center, USA, 2016
  • Lacrima Aquarium, Acquario Romano Museum Casa Dell’Architettura, Rome, Italy, 2013
  • Inside Her Eyes, Palazzo Valentini – Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy, 2012
  • Swab – Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain, 2012
  • Pop Surrealism – Stay Foolish, Museo Casa del Conte Verde, Torino, Italy, 2012
  • Pop Surrealism, Museo Carandente, Spoleto, Italy, 2010
  • Clustre, Reflections Art Gallery, WOW Museum, Nelson, NZ, 2009
  • Contemporary Mix, Reflections Art Gallery, WOW Museum, Nelson, NZ, 2008
  • Nokia Art Awards – Asia Pacific, The Art Gallery, Silpakom University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2002

Group Shows 2018

  • Christmas Show, The Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
  • The 2018 Baradene Art Show, Auckland, NZ
  • The Owl and a Pussy Cat, Inverarity Gallery, Peterculter, UK
  • Art At The Marina, Auckland, NZ
  • Nzppa, Hamilton Garden Pavilion, Hamilton, NZ

Group Shows 2017

  • Christmas Show,The Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
  • The Cat Whiskers, Inverarity Gallery, Peterculter, UK
  • Pages From Mind Travellers Dairies, Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome,Italy
  • June Show,The Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
  • The 2017 Baradene Art Show, Auckland, NZ
  • 
Being A Panda, Pepper Flower Gallery, Pasadena, California, USA
  • The Molly Morpeth Canaday Finalists Exhibition, Whakatane Exhibition Centre, Whakatane, NZ

Group Shows 2016

  • 5th Year Anniversary Show, Pepper Flower Gallery, Pasadena, California, USA
  • 
Christmas Show, The Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
  • All Hallows Eve, Penumbra Art Gallery, Loures, Portugal
  • El Gato, Art At The Hall Gallery, Peterculter, UK
  • The 2016 Baradene Art Show, Auckland, NZ
  • 
Birthday Exhibition, The Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
  • Oneirataxia, Alexi Era Gallery, Oregon, USA

Group Shows 2015

  • There’s No Place Like Home, Penumbra Art Gallery, Loures, Portugal
  • Celebrations, Whisper Art & Object Gallery, Matamata, NZ
  • Ever Surreal, Pepper Flower Gallery, Pasadena, California, USA
  • 
The 2015 Baradene Art Show, Auckland, NZ
  • Nightmare in Wonderland – Part II, Distinction Gallery, Escondido, Ca, USA
  • 
Xiong Mao, Pepper Flower Gallery, Pasadena, California, USA
  • Affair of the Heart, Northcote College, Auckland, NZ
  • Nightmare in Wonderland, Rotofugi Gallery, Chicago, USA

Group Shows 2014

  • Pandamonium, Pepper Flower Gallery, Pasadena, California, USA
  • 3rd Year Anniversary Show, Pepper Flower Gallery, Pasadena, California, USA
  • Art Fusions 2014, Carmel College, Auckland, NZ
  • Of History and Hope, Pepper Flower Gallery, Pasadena, California, USA

Group Shows 2013

  • A Tribute to Our Own Fairy Tale, Pepper Flower Gallery, Pasadena, California, USA
  • Draw, Augustus Clown Gallery, Victoria, Australia
  • Menagerie, The Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
  • Those Who Dream By Day, Strychnin Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • Painted Sound, Pepper Flower Gallery, Pasadena, California, USA

Group Shows 2012

  • Art Fusions 2012, Carmel College, Auckland, NZ
  • Exhibition of Fine Arts, Vauxhall School, Auckland, NZ Green Blood, Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome, Italy

Group Shows 2011

  • Sale of Fine Arts, King’s College, Auckland, NZ Art Fusions 2011, Carmel College, Auckland, NZ
  • New Works, The Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
  • 
Eau De Parfum, Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome, Italy
  • Private Collection Carnival, Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome, Italy

Group Shows 2010

  • Leila Ataya – Gallery 3, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
  • My True Love Gave To Me, Exhibition’s Gallery of Fine Art, Wellington, NZ
  • Momento, The Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
  • 
Through the Looking Glass, Monterey Gallery, Howick, Auckland, NZ
  • Works on Paper, The Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
  • Tutor Showcase, Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland, NZ
  • Norfolk House Realist Invitational, The Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ

Group Shows 2009

  • Butterfly Garden & Wergelzings, Letham Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ
  • 
Familiars, The Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
  • 
Birthday Exhibition, The Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
  • 
Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Show 2009, Oedipus Rex Gallery, Auckland, NZ
  • 
Works on Paper, The Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
  • 
Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Kohia Terrace School, Auckland, NZ
  • 2009 Art Exhibition, Macleans College, Auckland, NZ
  • Easter Show, Uxbridge Gallery, Auckland, NZ

Group Shows 2008

  • Sale of Fine Arts, King’s College, Auckland, NZ
  • 
Western Gothic, Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland, NZ
  • 
Big Art Night Out, Mt Eden Primary School, Auckland, NZ
  • Clustre, Reflections Art Gallery, WOW Museum, Nelson, NZ
  • 
Mazda Art Works, Hilton Hotel, Auckland, NZ
  • 
Art Show, St Andrew’s Church, Auckland, NZ
  • 
Exhibition of Fine Arts, Vauxhall School, Auckland, NZ
  • Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Kohia Terrace School, Auckland, NZ
  • 2008 Art Exhibition, Macleans College, Auckland, NZ
  • The Affair of the Heart, Northcote College, Auckland, NZ

Group Shows 2007

  • Christmas Show, The Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
  • Sale of Fine Arts, King’s College, Auckland, NZ
  • 
Art Fusions 2007, Carmel College, Auckland, NZ
  • 
Exhibition of Fine Arts, Vauxhall School, Auckland, NZ
  • Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Kohia Terrace School, Auckland, NZ
  • Seven Artists, The Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
  • Crossings 2007, Uxbridge Gallery, Auckland, NZ
  • 
International Art Exhibition, Otorohonga, NZ
  • Midsummer Night’s Dream, Matakana Art House Cinema, Matakana, NZ
  • 
Adore, Haven Art Gallery, Waipu, NZ

Group Shows 2006

  • Celebration of Art, St Mary’s College, Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ
  • Art Fusions 2006, Carmel College, Auckland, NZ
  • Art Ex, Southwell School, Hamilton, NZ
  • Sale of Fine Arts, King’s College, Auckland, NZ
  • 
Art Exhibition 2005, Baradene College, Auckland, NZ
  • 
Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Kohia Terrace School, Auckland, NZ
  • Diocesan Art Works2006, Diocesan School, Auckland, NZ

Group Shows 2005

  • Christmas Show, The Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
  • Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Kohia Terrace School, Auckland, NZ
  • Art Exhibition 2005, Baradene College, Auckland, NZ
  • 
Sale of Fine Arts, King’s College, Auckland, NZ

Group Shows 2004

  • An Auction of Art, Ceramco Park, Auckland, NZ
  • Art Exhibition 2004, Baradene College, Auckland, NZ
  • A Russian Encounter, Hyatt Hotel, Auckland, NZ
  • National Art Exhibition, Rotary Club, Otorohanga, NZ

Group Shows 2003

  • Get a Taste for Christmas with Donald Grant Sunderland, Corran School, Auckland, NZ
  • Art Exhibition 2003, Baradene College, Auckland, NZ
  • 
Icons, Letham Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ
  • Summer Hanging, Grantham Galleries, Auckland, NZ

Group Shows 2002

  • Body Parts, Grantham Galleries, Auckland, NZ
  • Art Exhibition 2002, Baradene College, Auckland, NZ
  • Diocesan Art Works2002, Diocesan School, Auckland, NZ
  • Icons Windows of the Soul, St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland, NZ
  • 
Icons, Letham Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ
  • 
Icons: Sacred and Profane, Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ
  • Summer Hanging, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland City, NZ

Group Shows 2001

  • Feasts and Icons, Portfolio Gallery, Auckland, NZ
  • Banned Practice, Newmarket, Auckland, NZ
  • Art Goes Mainstreet, Remuera Shopping Centre, Auckland, NZ
  • Defused, Toshiba Towers, Auckland City, NZ
  • 
Art. What is it? Newmarket, Auckland, NZ
  • 
In Art We Trust, Lake House, Takapuna, Auckland, NZ
  • Who is the Next?, North shore City, Auckland, NZ

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