Artist / Author / Educator / Professional Speaker                       About BiLan
(廖碧籣畫舘)
      
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Click here to view abstraction paintings of "Diary"
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view Chinese
brush paintings.
Click here to view some of the "Diary" series
Diary of the
Dragon's Daughter

Abstraction
painting
Diary of the
Dragon's
Daughter

Coming into
Tibet

Sculpture

Return series

Landscape

Other Figures
Paintings

Still-life and  
Abstraction Painting

Chinese Brush
Painting
Photography

Fashion Design


Interviews &
Articles:

Click here to see
article about BiLan
on the " News of
Chinese in Atlanta"
April, 2017 (Chinese)

Click here to see the
WSIU TV video -
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.

Click here to see the
Paducah Chanel 6 TV
video  - From canvas
to book: BiLan Liao's
story

Click here to view
BiLan Liao Exhibition
on April 1st, 2017


Click here to view
BiLan New
Gallery/Studio
Opening Reception in
Atlanta, GA
on September 3,
2016


Past Exhibition at
BiLan Liao Gallery
Click here to view the "Return" series
Click here to view other figure painiting
Click here to view
landscape
paintings
Click here to view sculpture work
Click here to
view
photography
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Author of the Diary of the Dragon's Daughter Available at the Amazon.com or
Click here to view still life and  abstraction paintings
Author of the Diary of the Dragon's Daughter Available at the Amazon.com or
Click here to view more paintings: Coming into Tibet series
"Diary of the Dragon's Daughter: Painting as a
Window into Chinese History " is a unique work that
explores a tumultuous time in China's history, and
BiLan's own resulting pursuit of the American dream.
She grew up in China during Mao Zedong's "New
China" era and, because her family was part of the
educated class, they had to endure extraordinary
humiliation, discrimination and imprisonment. They
lived their lives under constant oppression, and in
constant fear. She chronicled these events through
words and images in an attempt to reveal aspects of
Chinese culture that are not typically explored in
historical accounts, and to provide a view into one
artist's heart and her struggle to find freedom.
This suite of seven paintings represents two narratives. One  of the theme
derived from an ancient Chinese story relating to the Chi Bi Zhang War. In
this ancient time in China, Xiangyu, was a person of extraordinary power,
and his wife, Yuji, was one of the most beautiful women in the ancient
world. They loved each other, and they both were very talented poets,
singers, and musicians. The suite asks the question, "Will he return?"

Another painting is a true love story set in the present, about a woman's
longing for the return of her fiancé.
"Coming into Tibet" celebrates the Tibetan people by depicting their religion, spirit, their daily
lives, the rich colors and patterns of their clothing, and their architecture. The paintings are based
upon personal observations in Tibet with the support of my photography. They provide an
introduction to Tibet and its people from my perspective.

The Coming into Tibet series of paintings combines impressionistic color with realistic forms
distilled from observation. The realistic forms symbolize the hard lives of the Tibetan people, and
the impressionistic colors represent their religious spirit and rich culture. In this way, I combine
realism, impressionism and naturalism to show colorful and lifelike scenes.