Drawing inspirations from her diverse cultural background and personal history, Liao’s 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 Angeles, and Seattle.