The following information was provided by the artist unless otherwise noted.
Liana Moonie was born in Trieste, Italy, where she was educated and received her degree as a school teacher. She emigrated to the United States in 1947. Moonie has traveled extensively in the US, Europe, and South America, where she has lived for several years. She studied art with Robert Brackman, Edgar Whitney, and other prominent artists. She has exhibited in twenty solo shows and numerous juried and invitational shows, including The National Academy of Design in New York, various annual exhibitions of the National Association of Women Artists, Allied Artists of America, at Silvermine Gallery in New Canaan, CT, at the Bush Holley Historical House in Cos Cob, CT, and the Hurlbutt Gallery in Greenwich, CT. She has participated in several traveling shows in the US and internationally. Moonie has won many prizes and awards for her paintings and monotypes.
Originally a representational artist, for many years she has favored semi-abstract and abstract painting, and has developed a unique style in creating imaginative paintings in various media including woodcut/monotypes. Critics have acclaimed her work as "timeless, done with an exquisite sense of design, balance, and color harmony" and "holding a sense of movement and excitement."
In 1990, after serving as president of the N.A.W.A. during its centennial celebration, Moonie founded the permanent collection of the organization, called The N.A.W.A. Collection, housed at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick, NJ. She currently serves as Chair of the collection. In 1994 she founded the first chapter of the N.A.W.A. in West Palm Beach, FL.
Moonie is listed in Who's Who in American Art and Who's Who of American Women, and is represented in the Library of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC.
Regina Stewart, Executive Director