Liba was born to American parents but grew up in South East Asia. She moved to the USA in her teenage years and currently lives in Paris France.
She did a year of art and environmental studies at Simons Rock of Bard College and went on to receive a scholarship from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied painting, wood working and bookbinding. She graduated in 1988 and stayed in Chicago exhibiting, teaching art and working for a cabinet maker until she was swept off her feet by a handsome and charming Frenchman. Today they have two sons and a company - Matahati which employs a network of artisans to hand make their designs in recycled and renewable materials.
Liba has been living in Paris since 1993 where she paints, writes, makes books and designs furniture.
Ecology, erotica and the sacred are the recurrent themes in her work.