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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3:00 PM15:00

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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6:00 PM18:00



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:

 Image credit from Marie Cameron's Blog (

Image credit from Marie Cameron's Blog (

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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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