to Nov 25

In Her Own Image: Self-Portraits from 1900-2018

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If you in Boston, please go see this show for me!!! I'm overjoyed to be part of this show curated by Amy Sudarsky!!

"In Her Own Image: Self-Portraits by Women 1900 - 2018" at the Concord Center for the Visual Arts in Concord, MA. I am so honored to be included in this show along with an incredible roster of artists including Joan Brown, Susanna Coffey, Lois Dodd, Ann GaleAnne HarrisCatherine KehoeDana Clancy, Susan Lichtman, Stephanie PierceHaley Hasler, Louisa Matthiasdottir, Kathe Kollwitz (!!), and sooooo many other heroine artists of mine!!

Show runs from Oct 18 through Nov 25, 2018.

Opening reception Thur, Oct 18 6-8pm.

Concord Center for Visual Arts, 37 Lexington Road, Concord MA 01742 (map)

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to Nov 8


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The arts community of St. Joseph and the region benefit from a close relationship between the AKMA and the art faculty at MWSU.  The artists in this exhibition provide a solid foundation in the arts for their students and encourage exploration in new digital media and creative expression.  This exhibition will present the recent work of faculty members who all continue to be active working artists.
The public is invited to meet the artists at an Opening Reception Friday, September 14th from 5-7 pm.  There is no charge to attend the Opening.

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick Ave, St Joseph, MO 64506 (map)

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to Oct 6

"The Figure: In Paint and Line" at Steele Gallery

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The Figure: In Paint and Line

A selection of works from Koplin Del Rio and Prographica galleries

The Figure: In Paint and Line, is a group exhibition of paintings and drawings exploring the human figure, as portrayed through the lenses of eight artists. The exhibition aims to offer various points of view — conceptually, technically and aesthetically — woven together in the thematic framework of the portrayal of the human figure.

The show acts as a survey of personal vantage points, processes and constructions where the viewer is invited to explore and appreciate both traditional technique and the unknowable essence of personal conception, as illustrated by the participating artists. The exhibition includes works in pencil, silverpoint, oil, and acrylic from artists Kenny Harris, Ira Korman, Judy Nimtz, Robert Schultz, Anne Petty, Ann Gale, Kathy Liao and Jordan Wolfson. The exhibiting artists have chosen to study traditional techniques extensively, and make central to the foundation of their work the basic principles of linear perspective, layering of pigments, and sculptural processes that are hallmarks of the Western art tradition.

Opening Reception: September 7, 6-8 P.M.

Exhibition runs September 7 to September 30.

Steele Gallery at Gage Academy, 1501 10th Ave E #101, Seattle, WA 98102

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to Oct 27

"REALITY" at Leedy Voulkos Art Center

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REALITY, juried by Erin Dziedzic (Kemper Contemporary Museum of Art) and Marcus Cain (Artist, HR Block Art Center)

Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, 2012 Baltimore Ave., KCMO 64108 (map)

Opening Preview: Thursday 9/6, 5:30-7:30

Opening First Friday 9/7, 6-9pm

Featured artists: Alicia Abla, Chris Beer, Ruben Castillo, Kaylee Cox, Matt Krawcheck, Kathy Liao, Melaney Mitchell, Natalie Myers, Andrew Ordonez, Ben Parks, Tim Pott, Robert Quakenbush, Kevin Townsend, Yulie Urano, Joey Watson, and Kayla Wroblewski



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to Oct 1

Hello Atelier Interview

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Hello Atelier Podcast Ep 31

Betsy Blodgett and Jonathan Goetz stopped by my studio for an interview a month ago and they've just published the Podcast interview on Hello Atelier!  I had such a wonderful time chatting with them and Betsy prepared some incredibly insightful questions for me.  Check out our conversation about my process, the studio, and some childhood memories!

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to Aug 9

2018 Goetemann Distinguished Artist Teacher Workshop. August 6-9

I'll be teaching a workshop at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly MA through the Goetemann Residency next week!  To sign up, see info below!

"Join us for this workshop that focuses on expressing narrative through figure, color, composition and gesture. It will be led by instructor Kathy Liao, our invited 2018 Goetemann Distinguished Artist/Teacher at The Rocky Neck Art Colony.

New this year: Liao’s workshop takes place at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly (Hardie Building, 23 Essex Street), offering large studio space for up to 15 students. All levels welcome.

The workshop is four days, from 9 to 3 each day. We will be working from a model for two of those days; studio space will stay open until 5.

Find out more about the workshop on this page.

Initiated in 2007, the Goetemann Distinguished Artist/Teacher program brings to Rocky Neck an artist with a national reputation. Liao, who has an MFA in Painting from Boston University, currently teaches painting and printmaking at Missouri Western State University.

Kathy Liao will also give a free lecture at the Cape Ann Museum on Sunday, August 5, at 2:00 pm.

Find out more about the free lecture on this page.

Cost for the workshop is $400 for Rocky Neck Art Colony members; $500 for non members.

To Register: Send a check for full tuition made out to RNAC (please add Goetemann Artist Residency Workshop in memo line)  to Pat Conant, Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, Mass. 01930. INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL AND MAILING ADDRESS. You will receive a materials list and other information in July. Full refunds will be given only before July 20.

Check out Kathy Liao’s website here.

For more about the Goetemann Distinguished Artist Teacher, visit this page on the Rocky Neck Art Colony website."

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Interview on the Artspeak Program on KKFI 90.1FM Radio!

ARTSPEAK Radio with Maria Vasquez Boyd on July 25, 2018 Noon-1pm segment!

 Image taken by Maria Vasquez Boyd

Image taken by Maria Vasquez Boyd

Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes Executive Director of KC Creates Cheryl Kimmi, Imagine That!, and Director Studio Inc. Colby Smith with artists Kathy Liao, Patty Carroll, and Abbey Brightwell-Gray.

Check out their past episode at http://www.kkfi.org/podcasts/artspeak-radio/


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to Aug 19

ASYAAF in Seoul, Korea!


Four pieces of my work are selected for an exhibition in Seoul, South Korea.

ASYAAF, Asian Student and Young Artist Festival, is an annual art festival that showcases over 500 young artists for the span of one month. It provides young artists from Asia with a chance to meet general spectators and figures from the art world. The exhibition is curated by Sun Kyung Jeong (Sun), curator from Gallery LVS & LVS PROJECT in Seoul, South Korea. 

7/25/2018 - 8/08/2018


 Polka Dotted Couch, Gouache, collage, color pencil and washi tape on paper

Polka Dotted Couch, Gouache, collage, color pencil and washi tape on paper

Installation shots:

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Painters Who Fucking Know How to Paint



Center on Contemporary Art, 114 3rd Avenue South, Seattle, WA, 98104, United States (map)

PWFKHTP: Exhibition opens June 7 - July 14, 2018.
Opening Reception on Thursday, June 7, 6pm–9pm, as part of Pioneer Square Art Walk.
An exhibit book will accompany the exhibit and artwork will be for sale.
Panel discussion June 9, 11am-1pm
Panelists: Cable Griffith, Susanna Bluhm, Kathy Liao; Moderator: Kate Sweeney
Private PWFKHTP VIP Event June 6, 6pm-8pm

Exhibition and events at CoCA in Pioneer Square: 114 Third Avenue South, Seattle, 98104.
Gallery hours are Thursday - Saturday, 11am – 6pm.

Since the late 1960s painting has often been declared dead by one critic or another.

Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) exhibit Painters Who Fucking Know How to Paint, June 7 – July 14, asserts painting is vigorous, diverse, and burgeoning. This exhibit looks at artists who can really paint to recognize that they push the art form forward.

 Photo by Kate Vrijmoet

Photo by Kate Vrijmoet

Opening Reception on Thursday, June 7, 6pm – 9pm, as part of Pioneer Square Art Walk. An exhibit book will accompany the exhibit and artwork will be for sale. There will also be a panel discussion June 9, 11am-1pm. Gallery hours are Thursday - Saturday, 11am – 6pm.              

Painters Who Fucking Know How to Paint is an invitational painting exhibit with a fresh curatorial eye: painters picking painters. “As curators, we seek to emphasize the personal dialog that the painter has with the surface in front of them,” say Kate Sweeney and Kate Vrijmoet, local painters who curated this exhibit. Vrijmoet and Sweeney invite painters “whose work gives us a punch in the gut, work that delivers the seduction of visual impact and presents perceptual, narrative, or process derived experiences, painters who #ucking know how to paint.”

This show provides a way for viewers into the mind of painters, and elucidates aspects of painting that, from the painters’ viewpoints, drive artists to continue to work in the genre. This allows access to the art form for a general audience and provides insight into how a painting becomes.

The artists in the show are: Susanna Bluhm, Jazz Brown, Brian Cypher, Carole d'Inverno, Marie Gagnon, Kathy Gore Fuss, Cable Griffith, Patricia Hagen, Ron Hall, Laura Hamje, Robert Hardgrave, David Hytone, Karen Kaapcke, Alex Kanevsky, Ken Kelly, Kathy Liao, Margie Livingston, Natalie Niblack, Allan Packer, Jennifer Pochinski, Flora Ramirez-Bustamante, Adrianne Smits, Ruthie V, and Paula Whelan

The curators will be in attendance at the public opening reception during Pioneer Square Art Walk on Thursday, June 7, 6-9pm.

 Photo by Kate Vrijmoet

Photo by Kate Vrijmoet

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to Sep 29

2018 Flat Files and Digital File at HR BLOCK ARTSPACE



The H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute presents the 2018 Kansas City Flatfile & Digitalfile, an invitational biennial exhibition including artwork by over 200 regional visual artists. Visitors are invited to browse through artist portfolios and view rotating installations of artwork selected by local and regional guest curators.

The first Kansas City Flatfile exhibition was held at the Artspace in 2001 in conjunction with the Pierogi Flatfilesexhibition featuring flatfiles from Joe Amrhein’s Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Kansas City Flatfile has since become a biennial invitational exhibition featuring a wide range of work by emerging and established artists from the Kansas City area.

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to Jun 16

Autonomous Bodies at the StudiosINC Exhibition Space

 Photo credit: Jennifer Wetzel

Photo credit: Jennifer Wetzel

Autonomous Bodies
Opening Reception 5.11.18 Friday 6:00 – 9:00 PM
5/11/18 - 6/15/18

The Studios Inc Exhibition Space is pleased to present Autonomous Bodies an
exhibition featuring new resident artists Kathy Liao, Benjamin Rosenthal, and Susan
White on view from 5.11.18 to 6.15.18 with an opening reception Friday, 5.11.18
from 6:00 - 9:00 PM.

Autonomous Bodies explores the intimacy of individual bodies in both physical and
virtual worlds. Kathy Liao’s mixed media paintings examine relationships, intimacy,
and technology layering the works based around memories, moments, and
observations. Benjamin Rosenthal interdisciplinary videos and new media works
traverses the field of visual art, sculpture, and installation questioning the
authenticity and intimacy of our realities through a queer lens. Susan White sculpts
honey locust thorns and other materials creating large installations that explore
elemental relationships between bodies and landscapes.
Kathy Liao, Benjamin Rosenthal, and Susan White are Studios Inc’s new resident
artists. Studios Inc provides studio space, professional development, networking,
and exhibitions for mid-career artists in Greater Kansas City.

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Artist Talk at Monmouth College

I'll be speaking at the Len G Everett Gallery this FRIDAY at Monmouth College about my recent work!  Follow the link to see images of the show!  Thank you for your support!

 Check out more info at  Monmouth Art Webpage !

Check out more info at Monmouth Art Webpage!

 Installation shot (courtesy of Stephanie Baugh at Monmouth College)

Installation shot (courtesy of Stephanie Baugh at Monmouth College)

 Installation shot (courtesy of Stephanie Baugh at Monmouth College)

Installation shot (courtesy of Stephanie Baugh at Monmouth College)

 Installation shot (courtesy of Stephanie Baugh at Monmouth College)

Installation shot (courtesy of Stephanie Baugh at Monmouth College)

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to Apr 13

StudiosInc:2018 Opening Reception!


The opening reception of studiosinc:2018 , StudiosINC resident artists group exhibition, is March 9th (5-9pm). The show will run through 4/13/2018.

Come out to the opening at StudiosINC (1708 Campbell St, Kansas City, MO 64108) that night and stop by my studio and get a preview of my work-in-progress! 

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to Feb 23

Exhibition at Monmouth College

Happy New Year everyone!  I'm starting out the new year with a solo exhibition at Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL!Come check out my new work at the show!

 "Your Space / MySpace" Oil on canvas, 40"x60", 2018

"Your Space / MySpace" Oil on canvas, 40"x60", 2018

Kathy Liao, Solo Exhibition at Monmouth College
January 22 – February 23
Reception: February 23rd 3:00-4:30, Gallery Talk: 3:30

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to Dec 31

StudiosINC Residency Fellowship!!

I am SO INCREDIBLY EXCITED to announce that I've received the studio residency fellowship from StudiosINC!!!  I'm looking forward to the next three years and can't wait to hit the ground running!!

  StudiosINC  in Kansas City MO

StudiosINC in Kansas City MO

Mission Statement of StudiosINC: 

Studios Inc provides studio space, professional development, networking, and exhibitions for mid-career artists in Greater Kansas City.

Launched in 2003 to serve mid-career artists, Studios Inc is Kansas City’s only nonprofit arts organization offering pivotal three-year residencies to mid-career artists who are poised to significantly expand their careers in accordance with the career goals articulated in their residency application. Its competitive application process, sharp focus on career advancement, and commitment to serve the under-served population of mid-career artists set Studios Inc apart from other artist-support organizations. Studios Inc offers a unique immersion experience for resident artists, who use their studio and exhibition space to produce and exhibit work, network and learn from one another, and attract and cultivate relationships with art patrons, collectors, and arts professionals.


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OPEN STUDIOS at 1522 St Louis! Come check out my new studio space in the historic West Bottoms this Saturday, 6pm - midnight!  

Address: 1522 St Louis Ave, Kansas City, MO 64101

Artists: Liz Smith, Elliott Oliver, Emily Sall, Terri Kay Wheeler, Iris Gregg, Kathy Liao, and Benjamin Parks


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to Oct 20

“Current States” - Lawrence Print Week Exhibition at the KU Art & Design Gallery

 "Current States" Installation View

"Current States" Installation View

Current States
Exhibition venue: Art & Design Gallery at The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Exhibition dates: Saturday, October 7 – Friday, October 20, 2017
Reception: Thursday, October 19, 2017 (4-7pm) – Lawrence Print Week Gallery Crawl

Participating artists:
Laura Berman (KCAI), Miguel Rivera (KCAI), Hugh Merrill (KCAI), Hyeyoung Shin (UMKC),
James Ehlers (Emporia), Mike Hager (Washburn), Jason Scuilla (K-State), Kathy Liao (Missouri Western), Lisa Bulawski (Wash U), Carmon Colangelo (Wash U), Tom Reed (Wash U), Tom Lang (Webster), Tate Foley (Webster)

 "Collect Calls", Woodcut, Monotype, and Chine Colle on mulberry paper, 53"x30"

"Collect Calls", Woodcut, Monotype, and Chine Colle on mulberry paper, 53"x30"

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to Aug 11

In Memorium at Manifest Gallery

In Memoriam at Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati OH

July 14 - August 11, 2017

Preview Reception: Thursday, July 13, 6-9pm | Public Opening: Friday, July 14, 6-9 pm 

In a larger sense the creation of any art object is a form of externalized memory. Sometimes, however, the direct purpose of the artwork is to serve as a vehicle for a specific remembrance, a totem of loss, or a symbol of transition from a time, place, or state of being that is no longer accessible. As such, these objects become infused with more life—more substance—than they may at first appear to represent. Whether through abstract symbols, illustrations of the memorialized, or poetic conceptualizations of the idea of remembrance, Manifest asked artists to submit works made with these concepts in mind. This project was open to wide interpretation of the theme, and was not restricted to traditional definitions of the term 'in memoriam' (such as may relate to obituaries and epitaphs).

Manifest's blind jury process reviewed 575 works by 202 artists from 23 states and 6 countries for this exhibit. Twenty works by the following 12 artists from 8 states across the U.S. were selected for exhibition and will also be featured in the Manifest Exhibition Annual publication (MEA) at the close of the season.

Presenting works by:

Gerry Bannan, Cole Carothers, Christian Carson, Samantha Haring, Amber Law, Kathy Liao, Michael McCaffrey, Emily McIlroy, Greg Sand, Judy Takacs, Sarah Treanor, Duat Vu

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to Sep 1

Patreon Launch on July 5th!

Hello Supporters, Thank you all for following me on my studio practice and my journey the last couple of years! As some of you know, my studio residency at Charlotte Street Foundation is coming to a conclusion at the end of August. The studio residency opportunity had allowed me to find an incredible momentum in my studio practice and I am determined to KEEP GOING! I'm scouting out a new large painting studio in the West Bottoms and at this transition point, I'm turning to YOU for help. Starting next week, July 5th, I'm planning to launch a Patreon account to seek monthly contribution toward the studio rent. THIS IS SIGNIFICANT as I cannot afford a space without your support. Every cent will go towards my studio rent and sustaining my studio practice. So keep an eye out on July 5th, the first to contribute will receive A PAINTING from me outright. There will be tiered awards including exclusive access to previews and Painting/Drawing demo videos (for you life-long learners out there!) by yours truly. Super Star Patron will have the pick of ANY work from my studio - how awesome is that? 


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to Apr 24

"Honoring the Legacy of David Park"

"Honoring the Legacy of David Park" at Santa Clara University

Dates: April 3rd to April 28th, 2017
Public Opening: Saturday, April 15th at 3PM
Panel Discussion: Saturday, April 15th at 4PM

The Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building
Santa Clara University

This exhibition is intended to pay homage to the art and values of artist David Park (1911-1960), the founder of the tradition of Bay Area Figurative painting. It does not include Park’s own works, but instead features the works of two invited artists, Kyle Staver and Jennifer Pochinski, and 35 artists chosen by a panel of four jurors, John Seed, DeWitt Cheng, Andrea Pappas, and Jessica Phillips

Download the catalog here: https://www.docdroid.net/swBNtKG/david-park-legacy.pdf.html

 Image credit from Marie Cameron's Blog (http://mariecameronstudio.com/blog/honoring-the-legacy-of-david-park-at-scu/)

Image credit from Marie Cameron's Blog (http://mariecameronstudio.com/blog/honoring-the-legacy-of-david-park-at-scu/)

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to Feb 3

So Close and So Far

"So Close and So Far", works by Kathy Liao

UCM Gallery of Art & Design
University of Central Missouri
Show Date: January 9, 2017- February 3, 2017

Artist Talk: Thursday January 12, 2017, 1pm at UCM Gallery of Art & Design

Float, Oil on canvas, 30"x40"

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to Jan 31

You Will Never Be Younger Than You Are Today



Featuring the work of: 
Frank Abruzzese, Jonathan Apgar, Lyndon Barrois Jr., 
Matt Bollinger, Kathy Liao, and Vera Iliatova


Opening December 16thPLUG Projects’ new exhibition, You’ll Never Be Younger Than You Are Today features work by Frank Abruzzese, Jonathan Apgar, Lyndon Barrois Jr., Matt Bollinger, Vera Iliatova, and Kathy Liao which explores the emotional landscapes and fantastic possibilities of the everyday through sculpture, painting, and photography.  Each of these artists are deeply entrenched in contextualizing the space of the narrative and posing questions about societal structures. A realm of fantasy is opened with these works which contrasts fractured figural landscapes with desolate vast spaces and creates an air of uneasiness amplified by the color relationships that exist within each piece. Collectively the works provide an alternative way of looking at presence and place, while individually each piece presents a discreet opportunity for world building with infinite potential.


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