Bee Lian has taught Art in local secondary schools for four years before being invited to join the Art Unit at the Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore. As a Curriculum Planning Officer, she contributed to the development of the 'N', 'O' and 'A' Levels Art syllabuses, which were launched in 2006.
In addition, she was the editor for one issue of "ARTiculate", an Art Unit magazine that is distributed to all schools and higher institutions in Singapore. Bee Lian has also participated in group exhibitions when in NIE and in Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interest is in the teaching and learning of art in local classroom. She teaches pedagogy modules in the academic group.