BiLan Liao is a first-time filmmaker, retired art professor in US, and author of the book "Diary of the Dragon’s Daughter”.
She was born and raised in China. She and her family experienced much discrimination and many hardships under the dictator Mao Zedong. While still in China, in 1999 she was granted U.S. permanent residency as an “Alien of Extraordinary Abilities.” At age forty-five, she realized her dream when she came to America.
BiLan earned two master’s degrees in art (MA and MFA), studied art in Italy, and became an art college professor in Kentucky, where she built the BiLan Liao Gallery. She has been featured in these news programs: Chicago Movie Magazine, 106 Radio, ABC Night line, AJC, SuperChina, The world China, Morning Blend (ABC), WSIU (PBS), National Public Radio…and exhibit her art work in national and international at galleries and museums. Website: www.bilanliao.com