Oana Stoian was born in Lugoj, a small town in Romania, in 1993. Her passion for art made itself known since childhood when she started to express her creativity, first through painting, and then, during her adolescence, through the discovery of photography as her medium of choice. Her work shows an abstractisation of reality, a loss of identity in the context of mysterious scenes. Following this passion she received her Bachelor's degree in 2015 from the Department of Photography-Videography at the Art and Design College, West University of Timisoara. At present she is in the process of completing her Master's degree in Publicity Graphics. In December 2015 she had her first personal photography exhibition in Timisoara. In 2016 Oana was selected for the Professional shortlist in the Staged category at the Sony World Photography Awards.