About the Art
Drawing on her own lived experience as a woman, Weber creates large scale colored pencil artworks that playfully examine the contrasts of what it is to be a woman in contemporary western society. Most important to Weber, is that she produces thought provoking works of art that can be readily interpreted and appreciated by any individual, regardless of history or background.
In her ongoing “SISTERHOOD” and “(HER)O” series, Weber merges the mythical, religious and historic with popular cultural iconography & moments, to construct drawings which replace the traditional use of female subjectivity with brash unapologetic female figures that are poised as defiant to the viewer. In each series she is reimagining the narrative of (respectively) a chaste pious woman of god as a self-assured/sufficient woman navigating a primarily patriarchal system and the allegorical wilful rebellious woman who is bested by the male hero as the all powerful hero of their own story.
About the Artist
Liana Z. Weber is an Austrian/American artist who creates vibrant, realistic, colored pencil drawings that address the cultural constructs of sexuality, power, identity and gender. She received her bachelor’s degree in arts with a focus on painting & drawing from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Weber's work has received praise from artists like Pussy Riot's Nadia Tolokonnikova, Dave Mason, & Helmut Zwerger. Along with showing her art globally, Weber has been featured in numerous publications, such as, King House & Create! Magazine, the latter of which named her on of 2022’s “Top 10 Artists to Look Out For” at New York's Superfine! Art Fair. In September of 2023, Weber was voted Best Independent Artist at the Reno Tahoe International Art Show. She is also a founding member of the “She’s a Rainbow Art Collective”, aimed at showcasing female creatives from across Europe.
She currently works out of Innsbruck, Austria.
While Weber's main focus is on drawing & design, she is also skilled in:
- graphic design - content creation - marketing & advertising - social media management - art direction - event planning - staging & costuming -
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