Lia Mesme

Behind the mask...

Lia is a Swedish mask artist, Irish dancer, actress, and former occupational therapist.

She called herself "the clown trapped in reality" as she was experiencing an identity crisis and struggling to meet society's expectations. Redefining success and creating a "surreal reality", she's now working as a full-time artist.

Lia's artwork is a unique way to express the permanent battle between hope and darkness. She brings untold stories to the surface, and she is encouraging people suffering from a mental illness to reach out and talk about it.

When she is not working, she keeps herself busy with some sort of creative activity like composing music. screenwriting, or wandering in her fantasy world.

 "What I wear on and off stage is my mask. You see, a mask doesn't hide you, it exposes you." Nuno Roque