Liana Conyers, M.F.A., is an artist and educator in the mid-Atlantic region. She currently serves as the Associate Dean of Studies and Performing Arts Faculty at Bard DC. In the Bard College Network, Liana teaches Black Aesthetics in Mass Media, Performance Art, Movement Studies, and Acting. She is an Engaged Liberal Arts and Sciences grant recipient and Bard Faculty Fellow. Most notably she is a recipient of the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching for the 2020-2021 academic year (postponed due to Covid-19) and will conduct S.T.E.A.M. scholarly research in Singapore during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Liana has performed with Keith Thompson, Jhon Stronks, Wayne Smith, Habib Chester Iddrisu, Masankho Kamsisi Banda, and CORE Performance Company. Her work has been presented at Emory University, Spelman College, U of O, the ACDF NW Conference, Big Range Festival, and Philadiction Movement. Liana has presented several pieces for Movement Research at the Judson Church. She conceived and performed I Invited Oprah, (2017) as part of Dance and Process at The Kitchen under the direction of Moriah Evans and Yve Laris Cohen. Liana was a 2018-2019, New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks Resident Artist advised by Juliana May, where she performed Androids & Pearls and #MeAndDaveChappelle. In 2020, she presented her full-length solo #ImFxckingFunny at New York Live Arts for Live Artery, and held a creative residency at The Chocolate Factory Theater in February. Liana is currently in-process with visual artists Seth Hiler and Rafael Cuello on the Altar Peace Project (2021-2025).