About the Art
Liana Z. Weber is an Austrian/American artist and illustrator who creates highly colorful, realistic, almost macabre color pencil drawings on paper. Her goal is to create works of art that address the cultural constructs of sexuality, power, identity and gender. Weber incorporates imagery from mythical, religious and historical artistic iconography and replaces the traditional use of female subjectivity with brash unapologetic female figures. Above all Weber wants to draw thought provoking images that can be easily interpreted and appreciated by anyone, regardless of their background, because she believes the only way to move these conversations forward, is by making the issues generally accessible.
About the Artist
Weber received her bachelors degree in art with a focus on painting from the University of Nevada, Reno. A year after graduating, Weber moved to her father's hometown of Innsbruck, Austria. Several months into her stay she suffered a traumatic hand injury, severing most of the tendons and nerves in her right hand. While the operation was successful, months of physical therapy was needed to regain proper movement and feeling; therapy which also included regular drawing. Immediately her love and passion for the medium was rekindled and she decided to make it her business. Over the past 4 years she has grown her portfolio, built an atelier in Innsbruck, shown her work in several solo shows, and been recognised and featured in the Summer 2019 issue of Bäng Magazine. Her work is currently included in the Superfine! Art Fair NYCx3 (wo)men installation.
Weber's work has recieved praise from numerous other artists, including Andrew W. K, Dave Mason, & Helmut Zwerger. While her main focus is in drawing and illustration, she also applies her creativity to a variety of other fields, including, but not limited to:
- graphic design for apparel and event posters -
- website design - marketing & advertising - image & rebranding - photography - sculpture - 3D printing - print making -
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