L  E  A  F 

EDUCATION

Leaf McCrum Torres' art career spans paintings, performances, virtual reality spaces, digital creations, websites, literary works including poetry, films, fashion, design, and interventions within social movements which encompass personal and social structures. 

1998 Studied Convergent Media

Department of New Media

University of Texas at Austin, Texas.

Thesis exhibition: "Exploring New Worlds"

Faculty Adviser Dr. Sandy Stone - Director ACT Lab

  • January 2021-Present - VRRAP Program, San Francisco Film School Professional Certificate Program, San Francisco, CA

  • July 2021–October 2021 - Fellowship, Hogg Foundation, Austin, TX

  • January 2021- July 2021 - Fellowship, Flatbed Press, Austin, TX

  • January 2020-June 2021 -  Rose Fellowship collaborator/artist Pandemic Project, Foundation Community, Austin, TX

  • January 2019-Present - Sundance Collab, Park City, UT

WORK

Commissions

  • 2021  Foundation Communities, Film Commission, Austin, TX

  • 2019  ROSE Fellow Collaboration,  Art Commission, Foundation Communities, Austin, TX

Publications

  • Womens_Movement_in_the_Global_Era, Academia.edu 2018

  • Research_Design_for_Global_Issue_Psychos, Academia.edu 2018

  • LGBTAddiction_Research_Paper, Academia.edu 2018

  • Book Review: Out in Africa:  LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa, Academia.edu 2018

  • Book Review: Dispatches from the Arab Spring : Understanding the New Middle East , Academia.edu 2018

Grants and awards

  • 2022 VRRAP “Filmmakers Professional Certificate “ Full tuition and stipend

  • 2022 Sundance Collab “ Documentary Filmmaking” Grant

  • 2018 Austin Bat Cave Scholarship 

  • 2017 Sundance Collab “ Artist Making Films”  Grant

  • 2017 Texas State University “ Veteran Scholars” Award

  • 2017 Austin Public “ Moving Images “  Scholarship

  • 2016  Poetry Circly “Poetry as a Tool For Recovery”  Scholarship

 

Professional organizations

  • Praxis, Brainard Carey 

  • Sundance Collab

  • Jackson Wilde Filmmakers Society

  • Austin Film Society  

  • Austin Public Richard Linklater

  • Graphic Design Guild

  • SHIM Art Network