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Leah Mata Fragua

Leah Mata Fragua is an artist, educator, and member of the Yak Tityu Tityu Yak Tilhini (Northern Chumash) tribe located on the Central California Coast. As a place-based artist, Leah's concentric approach seamlessly blends shared iconography with personal imagery, highlighting the impact each has on the other. She uses a diverse range of materials, from synthetic to organic, place based to recycled, to explore the interconnectedness and dependence between land, kinships, and self. She understands that her art is a reflection of the way she prioritizes the protection of traditional materials and the continuation of art forms that are important to her community, which intersect with her individual practice.