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Curriculum Vitae

Liu Nan
1166 Sandler Ridge Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32317
Phone: 850-321-9422
Email: liunan88@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.liunanart.com

Current Position

Assistant Professor
Department of Visual Arts, Humanities & Theatre
Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
Tallahassee, Florida 32307-3200
Phone: 850-599-8756
Email: nan.liu@famu.edu

Education

  • 2002- 2008 Florida State University Ph.D. in Art Education, awarded May, 2009, Tallahassee, Florida. Dissertation Title: Teaching Painting and Drawing at Florida State University-A Case Study.
  • 2004- 2006 Florida State University M.F.A. in Painting, awarded May, 2006, Tallahassee, Florida.
  • 1999-2001 University of Arkansas M.A. in Art Education, awarded Dec., 2001, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • 1996-1999 Capital Normal University M. A. in Art Education, awarded July, 1999, Bei Jing, China.
  • 1992-1996 Nan Kai University B.F.A in Chinese Painting, awarded July, 1996, Tianjin, China.

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Visual Arts, Florida A&M University, Fall 2010-present.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Visual Arts, Florida A&M University, Fall 2007-Summer 2010.
  • Taught ART 2300-Drawing I, Spring 2008, Fall 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • ART 2301-Drawing II, Spring 2008, 2009, and 2010
  • ART 2330-Life Drawing, Fall 2008
  • ART 2540-Painting I-Water Based Media, Spring 2008, Fall 2009, and Spring 2011
  • ART 3563-Painting III-Oil Medium, Fall 2007, Spring 2009 and 2010
  • ARE 3313-Public School Art-Elementary, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Summer 2010 and Spring 2011
  • ARE 3341-Public School Art-Secondary, Spring 2009
  • ARE 4355-Art Education I-Readings in Professional Literature, Spring 2010
  • ARH 2000-Art Appreciation, Summer 2009, 2010, and Spring 2011
  • ART 4905-Directed Individual Study, Fall 2008, Spring 2010, Summer 2010, and Spring 2011
  • ART 4564-Advanced Painting Study, Fall 2010.
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Visual Arts, Florida A&M University, Spring 2007
  • Taught ART 2330-Life Drawing.

Solo Exhibitions

  • "Natural Awakenings: Paintings by Liu Nan", Artport Gallery, Tallahassee Regional Airport, Florida, 2011, January 11-March 21.
  • "The Art of Nan: Paintings & Drawings", Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, 2007, September 7-October 5.
  • "Recent Oil Paintings," Oglesby Gallery, Florida State University. 2004, July 9-23
  • "Return to Nature," Oglesby Gallery, Florida State University. 2003, January 6-17.
  • "Return to Nature," Museum of Discovery, Little Rock, Arkansas. 2000, March- July.
  • Gallery II, Fine Arts Building, University of Arkansas at Little Rock. 2000, April-June.

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • The FAMU Faculty Show, Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery, January 10-28, 2011.
  • 22nd Annual Art in Gadsden Juried Exhibition of Fine Art, Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, Florida. November 12-December 24, 2010.
  • 2nd National Juried Monotype & Monoprint Exhibition, the Monotype Guild of New England, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, September 26, 2010-January 2, 2011.
  • 2010 Art Kudos-International Juried Art Competition &Exhibition. Web link: http://www.artkudos.com
  • "New Artists New Works", Signature Art Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida, May 7-August 6, 2010.
  • "American Portraits: Diversity in Our Land", Still Point Art Gallery, May 5-August 10, 2010.
    Online Exhibition. Web link: http://www.stillpointartgallery.com/index.php
  • "2010 International Fine Art Painting Competition", Artists Haven Gallery, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, April 19-May 15, 2010.
  • "Oklahoma Friendly 2010"- Oklahoma Art Guild's National Juried Show, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 16-May 8, 2010.
  • "Diversity & Virtuosity"-FAMU Faculty Exhibition, Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, Florida, January 15-March 13, 2010
  • "Creative Light-Art by the Swamp Buddha Sumi-e Group" Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery, Florida A&M University, March 6-27, 2009.
  • "15th Annual Art Auction" The 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida, November 7-21, 2008.
  • "Journey to Asia" Multi-Artist Show, the Character & Heritage Institute Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida. September 5-October 4, 2008.
  • Selected Faculties Works from Collections of Visual Arts Department, Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery, Florida A&M University, November-December, 2007.
  • "Future Perspectives" a Collection of Works by Florida's Future's Art Administrators and Educators, the Old Capital Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida. May, 2006.
  • "Graduating Artists," Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University. November-December, 2005.
  • "Windows to Asian Arts-Chinese Painting," International Center Art Gallery, Florida State University. October-November, 2005.
  • Selected Paintings Show from Explorers Club. Stadium Ball Room Gallery, Florida State University. September-October, 2005
  • Explorers Club. Tallahassee, Florida. April-June, 2005.
  • Student Art League Auction, Florida State University, 2005.
  • MFA New Works, Progressive Center, Tallahassee, Florida. October- December, 2004.
  • Nomads Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida. September, 2004.
  • Creative Tallahassee, City Hall, Tallahassee, Florida. April 7-May 14, 2004.
  • Rollin Juried show, Oglesby Gallery, Florida State University. October, 2003.
  • Rollin Juried show, Oglesby Gallery, Florida State University. October, 2002.
  • Student Art Exhibition, Gallery I, University of Arkansas at Little Rock. April, 2001
  • Student Art Exhibition, Gallery I, University of Arkansas at Little Rock. April, 2000.
  • Dang Dai Art Center, Beijing, China. December, 1998.
  • Yong Ming Gallery, Nan kai University, Tianjin, China. July, 1996.

Honors and Awards

  • "Florida's beauty captivates Chinese artist", Article by Randi Atwood, Tallahassee Democrat, Page 9, Sunday, January 30, 2011.
  • Guest Speaker " Calligraphy in Chinese Brush Painting"-Presentation to Introductory Mandarin Chinese Class, Confucius Institute, College of Communications and Fine Arts, Troy University, November 19, 2010.
  • Guest Artist "On the Arts of the Chinese Scholar: The Roles of Music Study, Calligraphy, and Painting" Trojan Center Theater, College of Communications and Fine Arts, Troy University, November 18, 2010.
  • Guest Artist, Fifth Annual Chinese Moon Festival, Chinese Painting Demonstration, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, September 12, 2010.
  • Guest Artist, Confucius Institute 1st Year Ceremony Concert- University of South Florida, Friday, February 27, 2009.
  • Guest Speaker, "China Fest", A Celebration of Chinese Cultural Arts, Chinese brush painting and calligraphy, Long Gallery, Thomas Center, Gainesville, Florida. 2008, October 26.
  • Limelight, Exhibition News, "Tallahassee Democrat". Friday, September 7, 2007.
  • Guest Artist, The School of Arts and Sciences, Tallahassee, Florida, January, 2007.
  • Guest Speaker "Concept of Nature-Chinese Painting"-Echoes from the East, Chinese Culture Symposium, Northern Kentucky University, Saturday, June 3, 2006.
  • Frank Brunkhorst Graduate Internship for Asian Art, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida. 2006, June, 5-August 5.
  • Mario Plescia Award for Painting, Florida State University. April, 2005.
  • Guest Artist-Kate Sullivan Elementary School, Tallahassee, Florida, April, 2004, 2005.
  • Guest Artist-Gilchrist Elementary School, Tallahassee, Florida, April, 2004, 2005.
  • Limelight, Exhibition News, "Tallahassee Democrat". Friday, Sept.3, 2004.
  • Honorable Mention, Cash Award by Arts Advisory Committee, Cultural Resources Commission of Tallahassee and Leon County for participating in the 2003 Creative Tallahassee Juried Fine Art Competition. April 7-May 14, 2003.
  • First Prize, Rollin Juried Show, Oglesby Gallery, Florida State University, oil painting "Old Man" collected by Florida State University. October 18, 2002.
  • Old Print House Frame Award, University of Arkansas. May 3rd, 2001.
  • Friends of the Arts Purchase Award, oil painting "Sha Sha" collected by Dean's Office, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, University of Arkansas. May 3rd, 2001.
  • Jack and Wilma Dinar Student Art Purchase Award, University of Arkansas. May, 1, 2001.
  • Guest Speaker "Chinese Art Education", Brigham Young University, Utah, January,11, 2001.
  • Exhibition News, "Arkansas Heritage Month". May, 2000.
  • "Scrolls from China", Article by Leslie Newell Peacock, "Arkansas Times", Page 33. April 7, 2000.
  • Art Reports on Arkansas Times, Arkansas Business, and Maumelle Monitor, and UALR Forum. 2000.
  • Sketch of Tianjin City published in "China Picture-story". May issue, 1993.
  • Sketch of Yi Meng Mountain published in "Nankai Weekly".1993.

Museum and Gallery Workshops

  • Calligraphy Performance with Deng Hai Qiong- "Confucius Institute 1st Year Ceremony Concert- University of South Florida, March 6, 2009.
  • "China Fest", A Celebration of Chinese Cultural Arts, Chinese brush painting and calligraphy, Long Gallery, Thomas Center, Gainesville, Florida. 2008, October 26.
  • "Chinese Art", Asian Awareness Heritage Month at the Leroy Collins Library, Tallahassee, Florida. 2007, May 19.
  • Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop, Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, Florida. 2006, October.
  • Calligraphy Performance and Auction at University of Kentucky. 2006, September.
  • "Concept of Nature-Chinese Painting", Echoes from the East, Chinese Culture Symposium, Northern Kentucky University, June 3, 2006.
  • "Windows to Asian Arts-Chinese Painting", International Center, Florida State University. 2005.Oct.
  • "Chinese Painting and Calligraphy," Havana Art Center, Havana, Florida. 2005.7.
  • "Chinese Painting and Calligraphy," Museum of Fine Arts, FSU. 2005.5.
  • "Chinese Painting and Calligraphy," Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, Florida. 2004.9.
  • "Chinese Painting and Calligraphy," Oglesby Gallery, Florida State University. 2003.1.
  • "Chinese Painting and Calligraphy," Hendrix College, Arkansas. 2002.2.
  • "Chinese Calligraphy", Children's Museum of Arkansas, 2002, 1.
  • "Shui Mo Hua-Ink, Water and Color," Southwestern Watercolor Association. 2001.4.
  • "Chinese Painting and Calligraphy," Brigham Young University, Utah. 2001.1.
  • "Chinese Painting and Calligraphy," Arkansas Art Education Conference. 2000.10.
  • "Chinese Art," Pulaski County School District Art Teacher Conference. 2000.6.
  • "Traditional Chinese Painting and Calligraphy," University of Arkansas. 2000.4.
  • "Return to Nature," Museum of Discovery, Little Rock, Arkansas. 2000.1.

Community Service

  • Member of Tallahassee Sumi-e group-the Swamp Buddha, help arrange workshops and classes of Chinese brush painting at Forest Meadow Park, 2003-present.
  • Instructor of Chinese School-Taught painting and drawing classes for K-12 students on weekend, Chinese School, Florida State University. 2002-2004.
  • Art Instructor, Taught Art Classes on Fridays at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2000-2001.
  • Faculty Member, Taught Painting and Drawing classes on weekends and summer camps, Community School of Art, University of Arkansas at Little Rock. 1999-2002.

Memberships

  • College Art Association (CAA)
  • National Art Education Association (NAEA)

Publication

Art Education Studies Series, Art for Life, Hu Nan Fine Arts Publishing House, China, April, 2009. (Translation Tom Anderson's Art for Life-an Art Education Textbook Published by McGrawHill Companies, Inc. to Chinese Version).

© 2009 Liu Nan.