DeAnna Autumn Leaf Suazo

Taos Pueblo & Navajo Artist

     DeAnna Autumn Leaf Suazo was born and raised in Taos, New Mexico. Her Navajo (Dine) and Taos pueblo heritage along with her parents love for the arts has aspired DeAnna to be a dedicated illustrator and painter. Ms. Suazo’s main influences originate from her parents whom are both talented fine artist. She is additionally motivated by her cultural identity, her life around her community and visiting other native communities. Her interest in traditional Pueblo art, Japanese animation, graffiti lettering and characters has also been a large inspiration to her art. DeAnna works predominantly in Prism Colored markers, Indian black Ink and Acrylic paint on vintage music sheet or antique ledger documents.  She enjoys painting larger scenes with acrylic on canvas capturing her visual perspective of Pueblo and Navajo livelihood.

     DeAnna’s paintings and illustrations have a distinctive style plus consistent with detail and vibrant colors. Each piece is focused on the Dine and the different Pueblos of New Mexico and the Hopi’s of Arizona. Her style is a collaboration of traditional Pueblo Dancer’s attire with contemporary Kachina faces incorporating different aspects of Japanese Anime.

     Ms. Suazo’s artwork has been displayed in multiple art markets such as SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, SWAIA Winter Market, Heard Museum Indian Market, Gene Autry Museum’s American Indian Arts Marketplace, The Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian in New York City and as well as many other Indian markets and Art shows. She is represented in The Raven Makes Gallery in Sisters, Organ, and was in The Heard Museum Gift Shop. Soon DeAnna looks forward to finishing her education at Institute of American Indian Arts and pursuing more into enhancing her career and artistic skills.