DeAnna Autumn Leaf Suazo
Taos Pueblo & Navajo Artist
DeAnna Autumn Leaf Suazo is Taos Pueblo (The Red Willow People) and Navajo (Diné ). She was born and raised by two talented fine artists in the town of Taos, New Mexico. Her parent’s passion to create paintings influenced by Southwestern art, and Indigenous art inspired DeAnna at a young age to paint and draw. She is motivated by her cultural identity, and focuses on the use of cultural traditional styles with hints of modernism throughout the compositions. Each work of art is focused on the Dinè Nation, the different Pueblos of New Mexico, and also the Hopis of Arizona.
DeAnna is currently attending the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Prior to studying at IAIA, she attended the Fort Lewis College (FLC) in Durango, Colorado. While at FLC DeAnna knew she wanted to focus on the development of her artist skill and career, hence why she chose to transfer to IAIA to reconnect with Indigenous art, and learn from other Indigenous artists.
Ms. Suazo’s art has been exhibit, and also displayed in various artists market throughout the nation. Markets and shows she’s been in includes SWAIA’s Indian Market in Santa Fa, New Mexico. The Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market in Phoenix, Arizona. Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian Artist Market in New York City, New York, and the Gene Autry Museum’s American Indian Arts Marketplace in Los Angeles, California; along with many other artists markets.