WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, May 27, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Katherine Chang Liu with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Liu celebrates many years' experience in her professional network and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Ms. Liu celebrates a vast and storied career as an artist specializing in watermedia, media, mixed media and acrylic. Throughout her career, her work has been displayed in countless exhibits, including 45 solo shows. She found additional success as an invited and sole juror for more than 85 national, regional and statewide exhibitions and competitions. She has also been a featured artist in 40 books, as well as for more than 105 scholarly articles. Furthermore, Ms. Liu has contributed to galleries and collections across the globe and has participated in curatorial activities as a co-curator and guest curator.
Born in the Jiangxi Province of China, Ms. Liu immigrated to the United States in 1963. She did not initially intend upon a career in art, however, despite it having been her childhood passion. As a student in high school and college, her parents urged her to pursue a field in which she would be able to support herself more steadily. At her parents' request, Ms. Liu earned a Master of Science from the University of California Berkeley, from which she received a fellowship towards her science degree.
Upon relocating to Roanoke, VA in 1974, Ms. Liu established herself as a painter when she won a competition with the American Association of University Women. Shortly thereafter, she was invited to teach an art course at the University of Virginia. Ms. Liu continued on to display her work while simultaneously judging competitions and teaching seminars.
As an educator, Ms. Liu has contributed to the Intensive Studies Seminar in Taos, New Mexico from 1995 to 2015. Currently she holds a position as an instructor at Art Box Workshops in Claremont, California in addition to NorthEast Art Workshops in Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Throughout her career, Ms. Liu has held memberships with the National Watercolor Society, the Watercolor USA Honor Society, the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic and the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society.
Ms. Liu's work garnered many accolades early in her career as well. The Virginia Commission of Arts and Humanities provided her with a grant in 1978, which inspired her to continue her artistic endeavors. In 1979, she was presented with a second grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Since then, Ms. Liu has been recognized as a recipient of many prestigious awards, notably the Rex Brandt Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Watercolor USA Honor Society and the Achievement Award for Artists Painting in Acrylic from the American Artists Magazine.
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