Liana Owad is an artist working with traditional and contemporary mediums to create sculptures and works on paper. Her work explores the domestic space and addresses the ideas of comfort and confinement in the home. She focuses on certain objects from or habits of routine daily life in her sculptures, prints, and drawings. She finds the physical manipulation of materials and learning new fabrication methods the driving force of her work.
Owad received her MFA in 2014 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and her BFA in 2010 from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Owad is a strong advocate for the maker movement and has helped launch two maker spaces, Nebraska Innovation Studio and the Michael Stanley Makerspace at the Chesapeake Arts Center. She has also been a studio technician and an instructor in sculpture, drawing, and on the proper tool and equipment use in higher education institutes and non-profit art centers. Owad is currently living and working in Frederick, Maryland.