Liana Russwurm

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Liana Russwurm


Liana Russwurm / Bio

Liana Russwurm was born in 1966 in Elmira, Ontario. After graduating OCAD University in 2007 she spent 4 years recuperating from a work place accident, which eventually led her to purchase an old church in Alvinston Ontario where she could focus primarily on painting.  Her work has been displayed in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Italy and Ireland. Her art is owned in public and private collections across Canada.

 She is best known for her ongoing series Dime Museum, The paintings Dance of the Dead (2008, oil on panel), The Judy (2012, oil on panel) and Americana (2013, oil on panel). Americana won Peoples Choice Award at the Judith and Norman ALIX Gallery 2013 Juried Art Show. Her painting Beak (2013, encaustic on panel) from her series Façade won best in the show at the First Annual Petrolia Playhouse Juried Art Show.

“This painting will haunt my memories while warming my heart”.

 This comment, from Colin Mitchell, Editor at Standard Guide Advocate, captures the essence of my artistic aspirations. This unsettling dissonance provokes important conversations about perceptions of identity through a sociological façade.

 White Orchid (2018, oil on panel) is the first in her series "Homme" for a solo show in 2022 at the Judith and Norman ALIX Art Gallery in Sarnia, Ontario Canada. This show marks Liana's first pubic art gallery exhbition. 

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