Liane Al Ghusain (b. 1987) is a Palestinian-Kuwaiti artist who lives and works in Dearborn, Michigan. She received her MFA from New York University Abu Dhabi (2023) and completed a co-terminal BA (2009) and MA (2010) in English from Stanford University, with a focus on creative writing and interdisciplinary honors in feminist studies. She also has completed postgraduate studies at the Ashkal Alwan Home Workspace Program in Beirut, Lebanon.
Liane has shown her artwork in Abu Dhabi (421, Abu Dhabi Art), Amsterdam (Framer Framed), Dubai (Art Dubai, NIKA Project Space, The Mine Gallery), Grand Rapids, Michigan (Art Prize), and Kuwait City (The Object Salon) as well as in online exhibitions, recently completing residencies at the A.M. Qattan Foundation in Ramallah, Palestine and the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida, USA.
Liane has been awarded various grants, prizes, residencies and fellowships, including scholarships and research grants from Stanford University, New York University Abu Dhabi, and the Kuwait Culture Office. She has published writing in a wide range of international publications such as Berlin Quarterly
(Germany), The Outpost (Lebanon) and WTD magazine (UAE), and performed as a speaker/mentor to several non-profit organizations such as the House of Beautiful Business (Portugal) and en.v for social good (Kuwait). She was the first director of the Contemporary Art Platform (CAP Kuwait) and has worked as an artist, writer, culture/education consultant, and yoga & meditation teacher. She continues to run her business, The Scribes, where her main roles are as a writer and editor for corporations, businesses,
public speakers, filmmakers, and PhD students completing their dissertations in social science and the humanities. Her artwork can be seen at www.lianealghusain.com.