Painter | Visual Artist | Sculptor | Digital Artist | Performance
Abigail Liebhart is a senior at the University of Rochester receiving a dual degree in Studio Arts and Business Analytics. She specializes in medium-to large-scale paintings and also works in sculpture, printmaking, photography, performance art and digital art. She has exhibited at FrontiSpace and the AsIsGallery, and in 2019 she completed a commissioned mural in the iZone in Rush Rhees Library. After graduating, she plans to continue creating works, selling prints, and incorporating art into her everyday life.
Abigail Liebhart’s primary language of communication is paint. For her, art is a reflection of the images in her mind that cannot be explained in sentences and formal words—a concretization of intangible thoughts. Her work aims to help her decipher and understand the world she experiences inside of her head. She explores the therapeutic role of art and hopes to help others being to question and understand themselves as well. Many of her paintings include the depiction of figures in a dreamscape, using techniques like light acrylic washes over dark layers and high contrasting colors to achieve ghoulish, surreal effects. During recent works, she delves deeper into herself, in attempts to take control of the lens through which she is seen and depicts imagery that represents her unadulterated self. Her subject matter does not shy from the grotesque, raw, and unsettling. Just as she uses her art to face her demons, she hopes to help those who view her work become familiar with their fears.