Liann Shannon
Liann Shannon
Hualien, Taiwan

Liann's work focuses on the natural world, mysticism, healing, and rural community.

She uses motifs from eastern folk religion, Buddhism, and Daoism to explore the simplicity of home.

She has worked internationally with clients in print, entertainment, and marketing, drawing from a background in journalism; past research explores Buddhist themes in activism, mental health, community cohesion, and early childhood development.


IllustrationEthnographyStorytellingVisual Metaphor

Software proficiency




  • January 2022 - January 2023
    Visual Arts Instructor at VIS International Experimental Junior High
    Taipei, Taiwan

  • August 2022 - January 2023
    Board & Card Game Illustrator at Origame Publishing

  • August 2021 - November 2021
    Artist Residency at Bamboo Curtain Studio
    New Taipei City, Taiwan

  • May 2021 - June 2021
    Artist Residency at Sarasvati Creative Space
    Waynesboro, Tennessee, United States of America

  • March 2021 - March 2021
    Group Exhibition - Life As A Woman at Lucky Bat Studio
    Huntsville, Texas, United States of America

  • September 2019 - February 2020
    International Mandarin Language Fellow at National Taiwan University
    Taipei, Taiwan

  • January 2018 - June 2018
    Chinese Language Scholar at Tzu Chi University
    Hualien, Taiwan

  • November 2017 - January 2018
    Innovative Design Thinking - Certificate at University of Virginia

  • September 2017 - December 2017
    Social Impact Strategy - Certificate at University of Pennsylvania

  • September 2017 - September 2017
    Activism Meets Spirituality Retreat - Scholarship Recipient at The Garrison Institute
    New York, United States of America

  • July 2017 - September 2017
    Inner Child: Healing Trauma & Relationships (Article) at Impact 18 Publishing

  • July 2017 - July 2018
    Associate Graphic Designer at Micacao Tea Co.
    Austin, TX, United States of America

  • August 2013 - May 2017
    Media Design - General Bachelor's Degree at Texas State University (Magna Cum Laude)
    San Marcos, TX, United States of America

  • January 2017 - May 2017
    Engaged Buddhism: Intersections of Social Justice & Spirituality (Documentary) at Texas State University
    San Marcos, TX, United States of America

  • January 2017 - May 2017
    Nonviolence & Spirituality in Modern Activism (Undergraduate Thesis) at Texas State University
    San Marcos, TX, United States of America

  • November 2015 - June 2016
    Video Assistant at Rio Claro Studio
    San Marcos, TX, United States of America

  • September 2013 - September 2014
    Multimedia Editor at University Star Newspaper
    San Marcos, TX, United States of America

  • April 2012 - June 2012
    Western Art Academy - Scholarship Recipient at Schreiner University
    Kerrville, TX, United States of America