Leila Mesdaghi is an Iranian-Colombian Artist living in Fort Myers, FL. She holds a BA in Law from Islamic Azad University of Tehran, Iran, and a BA in Arts from Florida Gulf Coast University, FL. To her, making art is a combination of emotional experiences and social responsibilities. Leila seeks to connect with viewers in a visceral, evocative, and emotional manners. She stands on uncomfortable grounds and touches on social and political issues like war in the Middle East, the reflections of Social Media in society, the Housing Crisis in the U.S, and the Price and Promise of Progress. In addition to years of traditional painting, Leila has explored disciplines and mediums such as sculpture, printmaking, and installation. In her most recent works she has been merging performance with video and photography, exploring the spaces between presence and absence.