University of Nebraska-Lincoln Sculpture M.F.A. 2014
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Sculpture (Summa Cum Laude) B.F.A. 2010

Professional Experience

Solos and Two Person Shows

2020-2021   During the Quarantine, Frederick Arts Council Gallery, Frederick, Maryland
2019-2020   Layered Perspective, Waterville Public Library Carnegie Gallery, Waterville, Maine
2015             UpKeep, Spativm, Lincoln, Nebraska
2015             Everything All the Time, LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, Nebraska
2014             A Collection: Simulations of the Home, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska
2014             Re-arrange, Kelly Stading and Liana Owad, Rotunda Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska
2013             Invented Environments, Zipline Brewing Company, Lincoln, Nebraska
2012             Interior Spaces, Camille Hawbaker and Liana Owad, Rotunda Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska
2009             Between Seeing and Knowing, McFarland Student Union Art Gallery,
                     Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Group Exhibitions

2021            Across Media: MECA's studio technician art show, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine (Upcoming)
2019            Gifted, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, Nebraska
2019            Grounding, Mildred’s Lane, Beach, Pennsylvania
2018            Colors, International Online Art Competition, Art Room Gallery, Online Presence
2016            XxChange: A showcase of woman-identifying makers , Area 405, Baltimore, Maryland
2016            Her Stories: A Women's Art Show , Hal Gomer Gallery, Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park, Maryland
2016            Nebraska Rising, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska
2016            Owning It, Invitational, Love Library, Lincoln, Nebraska
2016            Pixels/Voxels, International Invitational, LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, Nebraska
2016            Continuum: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture Alumni Invitational, Esientrager-Howard Gallery, Lincoln , Nebraska
2015            $150 and Under Group Show, Spativm, Lincoln, Nebraska
2015            Benefit Art Auction 2015, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska
2015            Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Collaborative Kinetic Project, Nebraska Innovation Campus, Lincoln, Nebraska
2015            A deLUX Art Gala, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, Nebraska
2014            A deLUX Art Gala, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, Nebraska
2014            7th Annual Juried Exhibition, Norfolk Arts Center, Norfolk, Nebraska
                   Juror: Steve Elliot, Arts and Humanities Interim Dean at Wayne State College
2013            A Body Responds to a Body, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska
2013            Not Trash, Four Person Group Show, Rotunda Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska
2013            How Much Do We Control? M.F.A. Juried Exhibition, Wichita State University (WSU), Kansas
                   Juror: Robert Bubp,WSU Associate Professor of Art
2012            Tragic Magic, Four Person Group Show, Parallax Space, Lincoln, Nebraska
2012            Little Waves Collaborative Project, Camille Hawbaker and Liana Owad, Rotunda Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska
2012            Red Meat and Gluten: Graduate Showcase, Four Person Group Show, Rotunda Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

Residencies and Travel Abroad

2018            Artist in Residence, North and Found Project, Digital Residency: 1 month
2014            Artist in Residence, LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, Nebraska: 1 year
2010            Self-Directed Creative Residency, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania: 3 months
2008            Semester Abroad, Temple University, Rome

Selected Presentations and Demonstrations

2020            Big Art Day Visiting Artist, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania:
                    Spoke via Zoom conference about life in the arts to the KU student body as an alumni from their program.

2019            Visiting Artist, Maine College of Art:
                    Participated in the sculpture studio art majors’ final critique giving feedback and conceptual direction to student work.

2016            Strategic Air and Space Museum's Science and Art Exhibition:
                    Introduced the traveling 2,500 square foot exhibit focusing on STEAM education.

2015            NEA's Omaha Roundtable on Creativity Connects, Nebraska Arts Council:
                    Participated in a panel discussion about the change of artists' practice in today's world and how artistic creativity can
                   benefits all fields

2014            Artful Teaching at the Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska:
                    Developed and demonstrated two hands on activities for an event at the museum for educators related to the current
                    exhibition, Things Speak.

Professional Development and Affiliations

2020            Frederick Arts Council Volunteer
2015            College Art Association Member
2015            Women's Week in Web; Interface School of Web Design
2015            Makerworks MakerSpace Boot Camp; Detroit, Michigan
2014            Maker Club Executive Committee Member, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2011-2012  Visual Arts in Practice Treasurer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2009-2010   Art Club President, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
2010            Sculpture Monitor, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Grants and Awards

2018            Honorable Mention, Online International Art Competition, Art Room Gallery
2017            Omaha Entertainment & Arts Award for Best Group Exhibition with Nebraska Rising Bemis Center Curated Exhibition
2016            Grit Fund Award, Area 405, XxChange
2014            University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Bemis Center for Contemporary Artist Residency Finalist
2014            Honorable Mention Award, Norfolk Arts Center
2011-2014   Full Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2013            Graduate Student Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant
                    Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2013            Juror’s Award, How Much Do We Control? M.F.A. Juried Exhibition, Wichita State University
2010            Award of Merit, The 40th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, York Art Association

Press & Articles

Melinda Kozel. “Win! Place! Show!.” The Reader. February 21, 2017.

“People In Business.” The Business Monthly. January 3, 2017.

Kathe C. Anderson. “Art alum helps shape Innovation Studio.” Hixon-Lied College Magazine (Fall 2016): 26-29. September 9, 2016.

Andrea Kszystyniak. “Nebraska artists take over the Bemis.” World-Herald, August 11, 2016.

Michael Krainak. “Nebraska Rising.” The Reader, August 1, 2016.

“Psychogeography, tacos and the future explored in the Bemis Center’s summer exhibitions.” The Daily Nonpareil, June 9, 2016.

L. Kent Wolgamott. “Can pushing 'print' make art? 'Pixels, Voxels' answers ‘yes’.” Lincoln Journal Star. March 5, 2016.

l L. Kent Wolgamott. “Works by UNL grads grab attention in ‘Continuum’.” Lincoln Journal Star. January 30, 2016.

L. Kent Wolgamott. “Major shows to open in campus galleries.” Lincoln Journal Star. January 9, 2016.

Chris Bowling. “Nebraska Innovation Studio offers holiday fun, looks at maker technology.” Lincoln Journal Star. December 19, 2015.

Marcella Mercer. “Construction continues on Innovation Studio.” The Daily Nebraskan. October 8, 2015.<
br> Troy Fedderson. “NIC grand opening features UNL Maker Club device.” Nebraska Today. October 8, 2015.

L. Kent Wolgamott.“Everyday objects get new view in Liana Owad's 'Everything, All the Time’.” Lincoln Journal Star, June 13, 2015.

John Darwin. “Making Innovation Happen at UNL.” NeMac, Nebraska Manufacturing Advisory Council. (Blog) May 6, 2015.

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