If interested in purchasing any artwork by Leyla Rzayev, please email info@KarabakhFoundation.org with the title of the piece in the subject heading. 30% of proceeds will benefit the Karabakh Foundation.
A Baltimore-based painter and printmaker, Leyla Rzayeva is fortunate to drawn upon cultural influence of Karabakh, Azerbaijan, and the eastern United States in her creative process. Family heritage rooted in Karabakh remains a strong influence and a source of inspiration in the development of her work. During numerous trips to the Caucasus region, Leyla has spent many days working from observation in the local landscape. In order to construct imagery in her prints and paintings, Leyla utilizes direct studies from nature; plein-air landscape painting and drawing sustain her focus in the local landscape.
Leyla received her BFA in painting and printmaking from Maryland Institute College of Art. In addition to her training as a painter, Leyla has pursued her interest in fine art printmaking to become a Tamarind Professional Printer at Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a pioneer workshop dedicated to reviving the art of lithography and printmaking in United States.