Born in North Carolina (1996). Lives and works in Miami, Florida.


Liana Rhapsody Ambrose Murray is a self-taught painter and seamstress whose experience in the liberation movement and social justice spaces across the South informs her praxis as a Black, queer, southern artist who strives to create work that heals, transforms and makes tangible impact for Black and Indigenous people and communities and their youth. 


She recently completed a year-long residency at the Mississippi Center for Cultural Production in Utica, MS as their inaugural Artist-In-Residence. Ambrose has received numerous grants and awards for her work, including Presidential Scholar in the Arts, Yale CCAM Interdisciplinary Arts Award, Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking Innovation Award, Gordon Grand and Cohen Public Service Fellowships, SpiritHouse Inc. Sankofa Cultural Alchemist Award, and most recently, Alternate ROOTS Project Development Award. She received her BA in African-American Studies from Yale College in 2018, concentrating in arts & culture.



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