Aleya Hoerlein is a painter based in Taos, New Mexico. She graduated from The School of Visual Arts in New York City with a focus on painting and a BFA in graphic design. Her work has appeared in group shows in New York City and Brooklyn, as well as in her home state of Iowa. Before settling in Taos, she lived in Savannah, GA; New York City; Brooklyn, NY; and in San Francisco, CA.

Hoerlein’s paintings are held in private collections in New York, California, Tennessee, Washington, and New Mexico. She makes her abstract paintings with oil paint on canvas using gradients of color and soft or hard-edged shapes. She created her two latest series, The Space in Between and Re-emergence, during the pandemic of 2020 and 2021 to convey the conflicting feelings of loneliness, longing, uncertainty and rebirth felt by many during this life-changing event.