Click here to see the Paducah Chanel 6 TV video  -From canvas to book: BiLan Liao's story
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Bilan Liao is an artist from China who believes in the American Dream and Freedom of expression. Her paintings reflect her life spanning 5 generations and a tale that can warm our hearts.
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E-mail:  / Studio address: 6096 Courtside Dr NW, Norcross (Peachtree Corners), GA 30092
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
BiLan Curriculum Vitae
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