Liebana's work is fueled by an increasing globalism and materialism in American culture as well as a search for happiness in a society predicated on these values. Obsessed with pop motifs, media in all formats, aesthetics, and excessive consumption, and the seductive promises that these symbols offer, she scrutinize insatiable consumer practices. Liebana confronts wealth inequality, racial and gender stereotyping, and her own disillusionment with the American dream as a first-generation Latinx artist. As part of her practice, she collect pop-culture images and thrift-store finds and reassemble them with organic, abstract forms and feminine signifiers - reclaiming these once familiar material goods to form objects with new value and meaning. And through a process of attraction and repulsion, Liebana satisfies her personal consumerist desires, achieving a sense of empowerment, and shaping her identity in a hyperconnected and materialist society.
Liebana, (b. 1978, Paterson, NJ) lives and works in New York. She is a recipient of 2018 Queens Council on the Arts New Work Artist Grant and attended Vermont Studio Center and Pickwick Independent Press residency programs. She is a Board Member and Education coordinator of Local Project Art Space in Long Island City.
Her work has been exhibited at Field Projects, Trestle Gallery, ICA in Portland, ME, Local Project Art Space. She will be in an upcoming exhibition, Latinx, curated by Cristina Ferrigino at La Bodega Gallery in May.