Liesl Schubel was born in Ontario, Canada in 1990. She moved twice while she was young, first to British countryside, then American. Liesl received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2012, majoring in Glass. She has since continued traveling, pursuing opportunities to expand her understanding at institutions such as WheatonArts and Cultural Center, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, the Chrysler Museum of Art, and Pilchuck Glass School. Liesl currently works as the Education Coordinator at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, while constantly constructing a body of work built upon romance, structural failure, and the necessity of instability.
Liesl is also a member of the art collective Flock the Optic, a performance, mixed media, and sound group focused on creating constant, irresistable output inspired by all things cyclical.