Liam Otero

FCRH 2020

Student Bio

Liam is a Sophomore Rose Hill Art History major from Rutherford, New Jersey. His recreational and academic appreciation for the Arts began late in high school after his discovery of Modern artist David Hockney’s “A Bigger Splash” acrylic on canvas painting in one of his mother’s collection of art books. Inspired to expand his knowledge of the Arts, he enrolled in both Honors Humanities and AP Art History courses in high school.

 At Fordham, Liam’s exposure to upper-level courses in “Art and War in Japan” and “American Art” during his Freshman year ignited his obsession with anything and everything related to art. In collaboration with the Art History Department, Liam organized, established, and serves as the Founding President of Fordham’s Art History Society. He also is the current Editor of the “Major Ramblings” departmental blog. 

In his “free” time, Liam may be found immersed in any number of New York City’s art museums and galleries, particularly the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Met Breuer, Japan Society, and New York Historical Society. Researching a variety of sub-topics within the discipline, from the avant-garde Peredvizhniki movement to modern artist Nam June Paik, Liam is focused on a Modern/Contemporary Art concentration. He is intent to pursue a doctorate in the field, and to a career in Academia and non-profit public sector Arts and Culture organizational leadership.

Favorite Movements

Global Contemporary Art

Favorite Cultures

African, East Asian, Oceanic influences on American Art

Favorite Mediums

Installation, Painting, and Sculpture


Mariko Mori

Yinka Shonibare

Jean-Michel Basquiat