Lucia Liao was born in Nankang, Jiangxi province, China in 1969. Influenced by her father, a professional painter, she started drawing at an early age.

She pursued her bachelor, master and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering, taught engineering classes at South China University of Technology in Guangzhou, and currently works as an engineer at United Technologies Aerospace Systems.
Science and art provide her with a unique perspective to view the world and to appreciate the human civilization. In her art, people and their activities are a forever theme. Her art seeks to evoke positive emotions in the viewer by depicting beautiful settings or sentimental moments. In May 2012, Lucia received her MFA in figurative painting from the Academy of Art University. Since 2010 Lucia’s work has been exhibited in Connecticut and San Francisco, and her paintings are owned by many collectors.