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Liliana Beatriz Arnillas is a painter/printmaker born in Lima, Peru. She studied art studio and art education in the Catholic University of Peru and did her MFA at the University of Kentucky. Between 1994 and 2001, Beatriz taught painting, drawing and printmaking in Seton Hill University, and was a tenured associate professor before moving to College Station. Beatriz has been a visiting artist in several Universities, including the Rochester Institute of Technology and Rice University. She has done Artist-in-Residence work in public schools and colleges in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, and Georgia, has presented "Very Special Arts" programs with the Kentucky Arts Council, and was a consultant with the Kentucky Department of Education in the KERA (Kentucky Education Reform Act) Multicultural Pilot Program. While employed by Seton Hill she also directed the Western Pennsylvania National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Community Chapter.
Beatriz is currently Art Faculty and Director of the Service Learning Program at Blinn College, and she is the Art Course Coordinator in the Bryan Campus.
Beatriz serves in the Board of NCBI International (National Coalition Building Institute) and is the Regional Director of the NCBI Campus Project in the State of Texas. She presents coalition building and conflict resolution programs and workshops in college and university campuses around the country.
Beatriz' interests in human relationships also appears in her artwork. Her paintings, drawings and prints subvert the meaning of neo-colonial gender and ethnic stereotypes through mythical allegories and selective use of poetic quotes. She was recipient of a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Award, a Peace Education Organization Grant, and two Kentucky Foundation for Women Personal Grants. A few years after being a recipient of grants, Beatriz was asked to serve in the KFW Board of Directors and in the Lexington Arts and Cultural Council Diversity Committee. Her artwork has been displayed in the Chrysler Museum, the Hofstra University Museum, The Rochester Institute of Technology, and many other University and private Galleries.