| BILAN LIAO (廖碧籣畫舘) Artist / Author/ Educator / Speaker
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Studio address: 6096 Courtside Dr NW, Norcross (Peachtree Corners), GA 30092
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BiLan is a contemporary Chinese artist, author, educator and speaker. 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 18 years she has lived in America, she has earned two Master degrees in painting,
MA and MFA. She also studied art history and fresco painting in Italy. Since 2001 she has taught at colleges in America.
She received a 2016 Duchess of Paducah award, and she retired as an Associate Professor from the Paducah School of
Art & Design, KY. She is now the Chair of the Art Committee at the World Chamber of Commerce. Her stories and painting
are developing into a documentary film and future movie.
A Life without a Dream Is Like a Day without Sunshine
We must keep our dreams alive because our dreams reflect our hopes and desires. Our dreams shine the light of purpose
for each one of us to understand how best we can participate in the fabric of humankind as we evolve as a species and a
part of the universal plan. Our dreams give life meaning, and help to answer the intrinsic questions, “Who am I?” and Why
am I here?” Our dreams are embedded in the hearts and minds of each one of us. Our dreams are intertwined within our
DNA. A life without a dream of hope to overcome adversity during the dark hours is like a day without sunshine.
Though this concludes the events in my life to this point, I will continue to paint the additional parts of my story that I have
yet to express. I will also continue expressing my passion for life as I paint, sculpt, photograph, and teach. My wish is that
my work will help others to find the courage to tell themselves, “Never give up the dreams.” My greatest desire is to die
with my paintbrush in hand and a smile on my face!
Book of the Diary of the Dragon's Daughter Available at the Amazon.com or