The Journey of Liao Shiou-Ping
Liao Shiou-ping plays a key role in promoting printmaking in Taiwan. He has had significant contributions and far-reaching influence in Taiwanese printmaking in art education. He also receives international recognitions for his participation in the international printmaking art circle. After graduating from the Fine Arts Department of the National Taiwan Normal University in 1959, he went to the School of Painting Studies of the Tokyo University of Education in Japan for two years. In 1965, he entered the class of oil painting of the Paris Academy of Fine Arts and the 17th studio of printmaking. Since 1973, he has promoted modern prints at various universities in Taiwan and cultivated many Printmaking talents. Since 1977, he has been teaching at the University of Tsukuba in Japan and the Seton Hall University, and has served as a visiting professor at the Nanjing University of the Arts, Taipei University of the Arts, Taipei City Teachers College, and Taiwan Normal University. He has served as an art judge around the world, such as the New York American Printmakers Association, the Taipei and Seoul International Print Biennial.