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Artist Talk: Lingering Presence 

Sunday, August 5

2:00 p.m.

Artist Talk

Goetemann Artist Residency Talk with Kathy Liao

This program is offered in collaboration with the Rocky Neck Art Colony and is free and open to the public.

Kathy Liao currently resides in Kansas City, MO, and teaches at Missouri Western State University as the Director of the Painting and Printmaking Studio Art Program. Drawing inspirations from her diverse cultural background and personal history, Kathy 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 StudiosINC Studio Residency Program, Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Residency, Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation Grant, Artist Grants from Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Vermont Studio Center, and Jentel Artist Residency. In the past, Liao taught at Boston University, University of Washington, Seattle University, and Gage Academy of Art. Her work hs been shown in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Kansas City, and many other cities nationally and internationally. In her talk, Liao will share her work process, her influences, how her work evolved and how she arrived at the work she’s making now. 

Initiated in 2007 by former Goetemann Artist Residency Director, Ruth Mordecai, The Distinguished Artist/Teacher program brings to Rocky Neck an artist with a national reputation. The selected artist, chosen by committee, begins their week-long stay by presenting a lecture at Gloucester’s Cape Ann Museum

The talk starts off a four-day workshop at Montserrat College of Art. For more information please visit the Goetemann Artist Residency blog at

Above: Kathy Liao, Bags, 2017. Oil on canvas (40ʺx30ʺ).

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