Leilani Bustamante was born in Santa Rosa California and is a graduate of the Academy of Art University. She grew up between the suburban sprawl and rural Fort Bragg, where she draws inspiration from their simultaneous decay and growth. Her work often voices themes of mortality exploring elements of death, rebirth, beauty and spoil, the loveliness of the macabre and the mournful influence of osteological motifs. She currently lives and works in New York City. For weekly updates please check out her Twitter
Opening on Saturday, March 14th at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, California is Leilani Bustamante’s solo show, “Haunt.” Fans of True Detective might find the subject matter familiar as work in the show is loosely based on the horror novel, “The King in Yellow,” by Robert W. Chambers. The narrative of the novel follows loosely intertwined characters who are constantly haunted by The Yellow King. Leilani’s frightening work seeks to illustrate the themes of horror and the unknown that the book strikes into readers.