“Visual art is another mode of telling a story
and I am both a visual and oral storyteller.” -Erica Ledesma

Erica Alexia

(She/Her/Ella) was born and raised on Takelma Land in the Rogue Valley of Oregon. Her indigenous roots are in the Wixaritari, Naayeri, Tepehuan, and the Chichimeca lands, also known as Nayarit & Zacatecas, Mexico. She has claimed her identity as an Xicana-indígena mujer in an attempt to regain autonomy over her politicized brown body. Art is the path through which Erica has chosen to journey towards the reclamation and restoration of her identity as a xicana-indigena. Her ancestral heritage of migration and colonization are integral to her own story and the story she tells others.

“In my community, I use visual art and storytelling as a way to build a sense of collective memory and connection and art is my attempt to regain autonomy over my politicized brown body. Being surrounded by the BIPOC community has allowed for so much personal healing in my life. With the help of those around me, I have begun to see my culture without looking through the lens of the colonizer. I see our culture for what it is and what it means to me, personally. I use my art to express the way I feel, to allow space for those who need it, and to imagine a better world.”

 

For further information please visit https://EricaAlexia.com/ to view her catalog of available works. For collaborations, commissions works, or inquiries please email Erica.

For Sale now

Featured Artwork

Erica Ledesma was awarded the Artist Grant from the Haines and Friends Fund in 2017 and 2019. Also in 2019, Ledesma was awarded the ‘2019 Homenaje Latino’. She was awarded the Signal Fire Artist Tinderbox Residency in 2020, in collaboration with Rogue Climate. Her work has sold nationwide, as well as internationally. 

We Protect Each Other
Cosecha Bajo La Luna
Defend the Waters by Erica Ledesma

We Protect Each Other

Cosecha Bajo La Luna

Defend The Waters

Dreaming Ourselves
De Aqui y De Alla
Desert Skirt

Dreaming Ourselves

De Aqui y De Alla

Desert Skirt

El Nopal Es Mi Corona
El Pinero
Madres Protegen

El Nopal Es Mi Corona

El Pinero

Madres Protegen

No Ban No Wall
Resisters
Self Love

No Ban No Wall

Resisters

Self Love

Tierra Sagradaa
Tu Lucha Es Mi Lucha
Workers Rights

Tierra Sagrada

Tu Lucha Es Mi Lucha

Workers Rights

For Sale now

Featured Artwork

Erica Ledesma was awarded the Artist Grant from the Haines and Friends Fund in 2017 and 2019. Also in 2019, Ledesma was awarded the ‘2019 Homenaje Latino’. She was awarded the Signal Fire Artist Tinderbox Residency in 2020, in collaboration with Rogue Climate. Her work has sold nationwide, as well as internationally. 

We Protect Each Other

We Protect Each Other

Cosecha Bajo La Luna

Cosecha Bajo La Luna

Defend the Waters by Erica Ledesma

Defend The Waters

Dreaming Ourselves

Dreaming Ourselves

De Aqui y De Alla

De Aqui y De Alla

Desert Skirt

Desert Skirt

El Nopal Es Mi Corona

El Nopal Es Mi Corona

El Pinero

El Pinero

Madres Protegen

Madres Protegen

No Ban No Wall

No Ban No Wall

Resisters

Resisters

Self Love

Self Love

Tierra Sagradaa

Tierra Sagrada

Tu Lucha Es Mi Lucha

Tu Lucha Es Mi Lucha

Workers Rights

Workers Rights