Leia Belgrave was born in 1994 in Colorado Springs. She grew up in a very artistic family. Her grandmother was a cartoonist, her mother is a graphic artist, and her older brother is a tattoo artist. Their artistic talents and careers gave her a lot of inspiration and drive in her own creative path. She is currently a senior at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where she is a Visual Arts major. In her work, she mainly focuses on the subject of nature and pop-culture. Using paint, wood panels, canvases, and other various materials, she creates paintings and drawings that discuss our societie's interactions with nature and with pop-culture icons.