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Yang Wang

Assistant Professor Tenure-Track, Visual Arts
  • Visual Arts (CAM)

Email Address: yang.wang@ucdenver.edu

Yang Wang is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Colorado Denver, where she teaches courses on Asian art as well as modern and contemporary art. She was previously the ASIANetwork-Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Luther College. Her research focuses on the role of Chinese art in establishing postwar global modernism, and has been supported by Fulbright, American Oriental Society, and P.E.O. International. Her writings have been published in ARTMargins, Yishu–Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Art Issue, Modern Art Asia, and by the National Museum of Korea and the Denver Art Museum. Her curatorial projects on contemporary Chinese ink arts, Asian American art, and contemporary Korean art represent her broader research interests in visual culture, neotraditionalism, collective practice, nationalism, and Cold War transnationalism.

She will be completing her book manuscript, “Yellow Earth: Regional Chinese Ink Painting in the Age of Postwar Modernism,” as a Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Art during the 2020-21 academic year.

Areas of Expertise

Asian art;
Modern and Contemporary art

Education, Licensure & Certifications

University of Missouri
BFA Art
University of Missouri
BA Art History
Ohio State University
MA, PhD Art History