Born in Canton, China, Calvin Liang began painting in high school and completed his art education at the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, recognized as one of Chinaís prestigious and competitive art academies. In China, his skills as a fine artist were applied to the theatrical industry, where he designed and created sets for operas and pusical dramas for the Canton Opera Institute.
In 1987, Liang moved to the United States, where he continued his profession as a full-time artist. He had a long and successful career creating visual art in animation for the entertainment industry, which included the Walt Disney Studios and Nickelodeon Studio, where he worked on The Little Mermaid and Spongebob Squarepants.
In early 2002 he decided to pursue a full-time career as a fine artist, painting themes of his choosing. Since then, his accomplishments included winning several top awards in important exhibitions including Jurorís Best of Show at the 38th Annual C. M. Russell in 2006, the Art-Talk Award of Excellence at the Oil Painters of America Juried Exhibition in 2005, the Peopleís Choice Award at he Bowers Museumís 6th Annual Laguna Plein Air Painting Event in 2002 , and Best of Show at the American Impressionist Societyís 4th Annual Juried Exhibition in 2002.
National art magazines also took notice. In 2004, Liangís work graced the cover of Art of the Westís special 16th Anniversary Edition, and in 2006, 2007, and 2008 he had a full feature article in American Art Collector. He has also been the subject of full feature articles in American Artist, American Artist Workshop, and Southwest Art.
Liang is a Master Member of Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society, and a Signature Member of the California Art Club and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.