- Nine years of curatorial experience at the private and public art museums
- Eight years of college teaching experience
- Five years of art appraisal practice (USPAD certified appraiser)
- Ten years of journalist experience in writing, editing, reporting and translating Chinese and Japanese materials of arts and culture
PhD track. Department of Fine Art.
University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.
Art Academy of Cincinnati, Painting and Drawing
M.A. Art History
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
B.A. Japanese Language and Literature
National Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan
Additional Education & Training
2008 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAD), appraisal standards promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation and recognized by the
Congress; courses completed and passed, May, 2008
2003 Appraisal Studies – Fine Art and Collectibles, courses completed and passed
International Society of Appraisers
2003 Chinese Language Teacher Certificate
Chinese Language Teacher Training Program, Oversea Chinese Affairs Commission
1991-1992 Educational System Development and Art History
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
2015-2016 Graduate Teaching Assistantship
2014-2015 Graduate Research Assistantship
2013-2014 Don Payton Awards in Art History Fellowship
2003 Korea Foundation Research Fellowship, Seoul, Korea
2002 Korea Foundation Language Fellowship, Seoul, Korea
1993-1994 Research Assistantship, Art History Department, University of Kansas
1991-1992 Research Assistantship, Department of Art, Michigan State University
1992 Fellowship, Department of Art, Michigan State University
Aug 1995 – Jan 2000 Research Assistant, Asian Art Department
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Jan 2000 – Apr 2003 Associate Curator of Asian Art
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Dec 2009--May 2011 Associate Curator of Asian Art
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
Aug 2000 – May 2016 Taught Art Appreciation and Art History courses at various colleges including Kennesaw State University and
Savannah College of Art and Design
Selected Public Lectures
“When Manga Meets Art—Takashi Murakami and Superflat,” Kennesaw State University, scheduled February 12, 2009
“Superflat on a Multi-dimensional Scale,” given at the conference of Southeast Association of Asian Studies, January 17, 2009
“Symbolism in Chinese Art,” given at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, November 7, 2007
“Chinese Decorative Arts and its Symbolism,” given at Kennesaw State University for the 2005 Year of China Public Lecture series, September 21, 2005
“Appraising Chinese Works of Art,” given to the members of International Society of Appraisers of Georgia Chapter, November, 2003
“Asian Export Ware in Europe and America” given at the Berman Museum of Art, Anniston, Alabama, September, 2001
“Fu Baoshi’s Yuntai Shan Tu 雲臺山圖: A Modern Interpretation of an Ancient Design” Journal of Chinese Studies, European Association For Chinese Studies, Winter, 2012.
“Asian Art in the Wittenberg University Collection”, exhibition brochure, Oct 2010
“Five Thousands Years of Chinese Ceramics, from the Robin and R. Randolph Richmond, Jr. Collection,” Book review, Museum Anthropology, vol.32 no. 1, Spring 2009
“Chinese Textiles from the Collections of the Field Museum,” Exhibition Review, Museum Anthropology, vol.29 no. 1, Spring 2006
“Traditional Korean Furniture from the Ewha Womans University Museum, Seoul,” collaborated with Rha, Sunhwa, Arts of Asia May/June 2003
“Shin Meek Young and Her Soap Sculptures,” Art Papers November/December 2003
“Another History of Art: Representation of Femininity,” Art Papers September/October 2003
Welcoming the New Year: the Art and Production of Chinese New Year Print, brochure published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title.
The Nobleman of Stone: Fifty Years of Collecting Jade in Birmingham, exhibition catalogue to accompany an exhibition of the same title.
Peach Blossom and Autumn Feast—Shanghai School & its Art, brochure published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title.
“Considering Race and Normality, Definitions from the Outside,” Review February 2000.
“The Killing Fields: Khmer Rough-21,” Review December 1999
“Another Life Lived in Photographs,” Review November 1999.
“Engineering Papers: Traci Sauls and her Papermaking,” Review September 1999.
“Glass Work That Surprise, Moves beyond Banality,” Review August 1999.
“Forbidden Fruit and the Garden of Eden,” Review July 1999.
“Color and Diversity: Art with Significance and Decorative Value,” Review June 1999.
“Cindy Sherman: The Eternal Masquerade,” Review May 1999.
“Majestic Landscape on a Human Scale,” Review April 1999.
“An Artist Goes Home Again in her Work--Jan Zelfer-Redmond’s Codeswitching” Review March 1999.
“Neon in a Box Travels Well,” Review February 1999.
“Advantages of Fragmented Identities,” Review January 1999.
“Sharon Lockhart,” Forum Vol. 23, No. 3, 1998.
“Tatsuo Miyajima: Running Time,” Forum Vol. 23, No. 2, 1998.
“Contemporary Glass Art from Japan: Toshichi Iwata & Hisatoshi Iwata,” Forum Vol. 23, No. 2, 1998.
“Gaze of No Sight: Sophie Calle’s Double Blind and other Works,” Forum Vol. 22, No. 3, 1997.
“Donald Lipski & Julia Jacquette,” Forum Vol. 22, No. 3, 1997.
“Portraits : Dawoud Bey/ Wendy Ewald,” Forum Vol. 22, No. 2, 1997.
“Chinese Calligraphy Donated,” The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Newsletter, June, 1997.
How to Achieve Success after Age Forty. (English translation of Chinese title, originally translated from Japanese)
Various writings in Chinese published in Japan Digest (September, 1988 - August, 1990)
Various writings in Chinese published in Science Eyes (June, 1985 - May, 1988)
Chinese native language
Japanese proficient in reading, speaking and translating
Korean basic reading