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 pieces BullsEye (2007, encaustic, ink and acrylic on canvas),Oh My Darling (2007, encaustic, ink, and acrylic on canvas), 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.