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BiLan is a contemporary Chinese artist, and an Associate Professor at the Paducah School of Art & Design,
Paducah, Kentucky. She endured Mao's New China in a capitalist family with a passionate desire for freedom in
America. While still in China in 1999, she was granted a U.S. Permanent residency visa under the “Alien of
Extraordinary Abilities” category. At the age of forty-five, she gave up an established career and the financial
security she had gained as a successful artist in China. Then she started as a child would, learning a new
language and customs.
During the 17 years she has lived in America, she has earned a Master of Arts in painting from University of
Indianapolis, Indiana, and a Master of Fine Arts in painting from Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids,
Michigan. She als studied art history and fresco painting in Italy. Since 2001 she has taught at olleges in America.
She is now retired as an Associate Professor from the Paducah School of Art & Design, KY. She now has the
freedom to paint what she feels and motivate others to never give up your dream.
2015 Artist Enrichment Grant
2016 Duchess of Paducah
Click below links to view the letters from Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler and WKCTC President Dr. Veazey to BiLan
Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler's letter to BiLan
WKCTC President Dr. Veazey's letter's letter to BiLan
Artist / Educator / Professional Speaker
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