Dr. Nan Liu --
Assistant Professor of Art at Florida A&M State University.
Nan’s artworks have been exhibited across the United States among public institutes, museums, and galleries. Many of his paintings and drawings were collected by private patrons. Nan has won several juried exhibitions and shows both in Arkansas and in Florida. In 2005, Nan was awarded the Mario Plescia Award for painting by Florida State University. In 2013, Nan has won the Best in Show in Sumi-e Society of America and 1st Place from Appleton Museum of Art. In 2012, Nan received BestShow Award from 24th Art in Gadsden Exhibition; Most Thought Provoking Award from Alexandria Museum of Art’s 25th September Competition Exhibition in Louisiana; Founder’s Award from Sumi-e Society of America’s 49th Annual Juried Exhibition; and Jean Wagner Troemel Award from St. Augustine Art Association’s “3rd Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition”. In 2013, Nan won 2nd Place in Valdosta National all media juried art competition at Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta State University, Georgia.
For more of Nan's artwork, please visit: www.liunanart.com
Who We Are
Haiqiong Deng ---
Director of the Chinese Music Ensemble at the Florida State University.
The recipient of 2012-13 Traditional Master Artist from Florida Department of States and 2013 Florida Individual Artist Fellowship from Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.
An international renowned zheng (gu-zheng) soloist and chamber musician, has given numerous performances and lectures at concert halls, universities, museums, and festivals throughout the United States, Canada, China, Japan, and Singapore. Her discography ranged from solo, ensemble, concerto, and cross-cultural works that being released from Sony BMG, BIS, Delos International, Capstone Records, Tribal Record, and Celebrity Music.
She is also the featured zheng artist in the chapter on Chinese music in the widely used textbook World Music: Traditions and Transformations (McGraw-Hill, 2007), by Michael B. Bakan.
Haiqiong received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Master of Arts in Arts Administration and Ethnomusicology from the Florida State University College of Music.
For more of Haiqiong's music: please visit www.haiqiongmusic.com
“The collaboration which Dr. Liu and Ms. Deng have developed and their approach to presenting Chinese traditional arts together in concerts, recitals, and lectures is memorable, powerful, and sets a standard for such presentations that is world-class in every respect. Their impact on our art and music students and faculty here was powerful and lasting.”
--- Dr. Richard J. Scruggs
Associate Professor of Music