Livia Liverani began to draw as a child under the guidance of her grandmother, also a painter. In 1983 she attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, but left it for Indonesia where she lived for four years. During this time she travelled extensively in Asia, including Japan, which inspired her textile designs. In 1990 she fell in love with China and decided to study both its language and culture. Livia studied Chinese and Taoist philosophy at ISMEO in Rome, and Sanskrit at the Indian Cultural Centre. This led her to travel to Ladakh in 2005. There she met
Lama Yeshe Jamyang, who has been teaching her classic sacred Tibetan art. She has returned to Ladakh each summer since, and has been painting on silk themes similar to Buddhist sacred art. Her work has been displayed in several exhibitions in Spain and Italy, and her first painting on silk is kept at the Lamayuru Monastery, Ladakh. Livia paints primarily on textile, from exquisite silks to vintage fabrics. Set against backgrounds of graceful decorative patterns, her work demonstrates carefully detailed research on powerful yet delicate symbols.