Lea’s art work currently hangs in galleries around Portland, Seattle, and Los Angeles. Lea started off as an actress in Los Angeles but after deciding that acting was not for her, she went back to school where she discovered art. Art spoke to her little black tortured punk rock heart in a away that acting never had. Now she is much happier painting demons than becoming them. Her graphic design projects include punk bands, coffee shops, foreign cities, and non-profit organizations. Her illustrations have been featured on cd covers, books, jewelry and apparel. When she is not covered in oil paint, she also enjoys sucking at tennis, riding bikes, and beating her husband at pool. She currently lives in Portland with her husband, her boy, and her cat.
The aesthetic world of Lea Barozzi is a purgatorial realm where a living fog sustains a sense of static tension and freezes the emotional states of its subjects in contemplative introspection. It is punctuated by symbolic props that engage the viewer with instant metaphorical recognition and elements of surprise which draw on our love of mystery. It is populated with little maidens and echoes of discarded dolls who are no strangers to loneliness but persevere to find their way in the dark out of the corners they have found themselves painted into.
Lea’s art helps us to explore the perils and peace in the isolation we all find ourselves reluctantly enjoying when no one else is there.