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.
E-mail:  / Studio address: 6096 Courtside Dr NW,
Norcross (Peachtree Corners), GA 30092
By appointment only
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.
BiLan Curriculum Vitae

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
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