Maria Liebana

Maria Liebana is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in New York City. Her practice involves collects pop-culture images and thrift-store finds to reassemble them with organic and abstract forms. Maria received her BFA from Pratt Institute and MFA from Maine College of Art.

She is a recipient of 2018 and 2020 Queens Council on the Arts New Work Artist Grant. Her work has been exhibited at Field Projects (NY), Trestle Gallery (NY), ICA (Portland, ME), and Local Project Art Space (NY).

Liebana’s solo show ¿Tres Marias, Donde Esta Mi Felicidada?, was exhibited at Local Project Art Space. Her work has been featured in Hole History: The Origins of the American-Style from Little Leg Press, Studio Visit + Interview with Gallery Gurls, Queens Courier and About Themselves. In 2019, she was part of the Every Woman Biennial (New York).

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  1. […] Maria Liebana spoke to us from Queens, New York on June 30 during the peak of the COVID pandemic. Since the beginning of quarantine she has been away from her studio. Liebana is also an educator so her teaching duties became virtual. Both of these new realities meant that her kitchen table became her studio space. During the day she worked on things for school and during the evening – often into the late hours – she worked on her personal art practice, finding time to get to projects that had stood unfinished for a long time. Many of these pieces are porcelain and clay arches. Liebana pipes the medium from a pastry piping bag before firing and then adds decorative elements. The cake-like appearance of the final pieces speaks to the artists desire and wanting that she pours into her work. To hear more about these pieces and more, including some performance based work on social media, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Maria Liebana spoke to us from Queens, New York on June 30 during the peak of the COVID pandemic. Since the beginning of quarantine she has been away from her studio. Liebana is also an educator so her teaching duties became virtual. Both of these new realities meant that her kitchen table became her studio space. During the day she worked on things for school and during the evening – often into the late hours – she worked on her personal art practice, finding time to get to projects that had stood unfinished for a long time. Many of these pieces are porcelain and clay arches. Liebana pipes the medium from a pastry piping bag before firing and then adds decorative elements. The cake-like appearance of the final pieces speaks to the artists desire and wanting that she pours into her work. To hear more about these pieces and more, including some performance based work on social media, listen to the complete interview. […]