Regents' Outstanding
Teaching Awards

Photo of Liu Beili

Beili Liu , M.F.A.

Associate Professor and Director, Foundations Program

Department of Art and Art History; Affiliate, Center for Asian American Studies

UT Austin

I believe that the role of a teacher is to help students develop into independent, aware, culturally sensitive and creative individuals.

My teaching guides students to gain critical visual and conceptual skills in thinking and making. As a practicing artist, I often find myself sharing projects, processes and experiences in the art world with students. Being active with my own creativity feeds energy into my connection with students. This active interaction engages students and encourages them to discover their own creative expression in art making.