Department of Art

Kathy Liao


Assistant Professor of Art
Director of Painting & Printmaking

Courses: Painting, Printmaking and Drawing
Office: Potter Hall 205A
Office Hours:T, R 12:30-2:00 M,W 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Phone: (816) 271-4451

Assistant Professor Kathy Liao teaches in the areas of Painting and Printmaking. Drawing inspirations from her diverse cultural background and personal history, her mixed media work is about the intimate yet universal concept of relationships. Liao received her MFA in Painting from Boston University and BFA in Painting and Drawing from University of Washington, Seattle. Liao is a recipient of various awards including the Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation Grant, Artist Grants from Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Vermont Studio Center, and Jentel Artist Residency. Prior to coming to Missouri Western, she taught at Boston University, University of Washington, Seattle University, and DigiPen Institute of Technology, and Gage Academy of Art. Her works were exhibited nationally in Boston, New York, Los Angelos, and Seattle.



M.F.A., Painting, Boston University
B.F.A., University of Washington
B.A., University of Washington

Selected Exhibition Record

  • I’m Home, CORE Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • We Are Close, Blindfold Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Duality beyond Borders, Ethnic Heritage Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • I5 Connects II, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angelos, CA
  • Summer Show, Prographica Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Being Human, South Seattle Community College Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Any Day: Artists on Death, Steele Gallery, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA
  • Sight Specific: A Selection of American Perceptual Paintings, curated by George Nick, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA
  • Breaking Criminal Traditions, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL
  • IDxID: Identities Revisited, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle WA – Curator: Davida Ingram
  • Observation from the New Golden Mountains, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA
  • Double Dozen, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Love at Home, Kate Alkarni Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Orchid and Orange, ArtsWest Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Women’s Work: Culture and the Feminine, ArtXchange Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Pressed to the Edge, Corridor Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Introductions 2012, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Arches Student Print Show, Danforth Museum, Boston, MA
  • Tribal, Hamill Gallery, Boston, MA
  • 2010 Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibition, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA – Juror: Katherine Bradford, Jessica Dickinson, Juao Ribas; Awarded Merit Award
  • Market Portfolio Print Exhibition, Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts, Norwich University, Norwich, UK
  • The Critical Eye Juried Exhibit, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, Agora Gallery, New York, NY – Juror: Ira Goldberg