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Vivian Liddell

Title: Assistant Professor
Phone: 706-867-2832

Office: Hansford Hall, 217, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Painting, Drawing, Craft Media, Mixed Media, Contemporary Art and Feminist Theory


Vivian Liddell is an interdisciplinary painter who merges craft techniques, sculpture, printmaking, mixed-media, photography, and sound. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, she received her M.F.A. in Painting from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and an M.S. in Education from Pace University (where she was a NYC Teaching Fellow) in Manhattan. Liddell resided in New York City for most of a decade, working in contemporary galleries and as an artist/educator, before returning to Athens, Georgia to set up her studio practice in 2012. She has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and has received multiple awards for her work. Her painting has been featured in ArtsATL, Auntie Bellum Magazine, CommonCreativATL, Number, Inc., and TV Gallery’s Studio Sessions. Liddell hosts a podcast as an extension of her art practice, interviewing women on art and the South.

Courses Taught

Craft Media in Painting, Feminist Theory and Criticism in Contemporary Art, All levels of Painting and Drawing


  • M.S., Education, Pace University, 2008
  • M.F.A., Painting, Pratt Institute, 2002
  • B.F.A., Photographic Design, University of Georgia, 1993

Research/Special Interests

Craft Media in Formal Painting, Figure Painting, Women in Art.

Liddell is on the Gender Studies Council, is the faculty advisor for the Arts Guild on the Dahlonega Campus, and is the manager for the Bob Owens Art Gallery.

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