2018 —

2018 — 20


PhD Candidate, Art History and Criticism | Stony Brook University
Dissertation (in progress): “From the Frontier to Unrooted Global Citizenship: Twentieth Century Asian American Landscape”

M.A., Art History and Criticism | Stony Brook University
MA Thesis: “Parodic Play: Lee Bul’s Artistic Practice from the 1990s”

B.A., Art History, French Minor | Pepperdine University
Senior Thesis: “Koreamerican: Transnationalism and Do Ho Suh’s Representations
of Home”

Awards and Honors

  • PhD Works Award for Career Exploration, Stony Brook University, $750
  • Davidson Family Fellowship (3 mo), Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 2024, $9,000
  • Patricia and Phillip Frost Predoctoral Fellowship, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2022-23, $43,500
  • Graduate Council Fellowship, Stony Brook University, 2018-2023, $55,000
  • IDEA Graduate Fellowship, Stony Brook University, 2022, $10,000
  • Center for Korean Studies Graduate Scholarship, Stony Brook University, 2021-22, $3000
  • SUNY Prize for Performing Arts, Creation, and Curation, 2020-21, $10,000
  • Goldberger Fellowship, Department of Art, Stony Brook University, 2020-21, $2,500
  • Center for Korean Studies Graduate Scholarship, Stony Brook University, 2020-21, $3000
  • Critical Language Scholarship (Gwangju, South Korea), United States Department of State, 2019
  • Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers Associates Fellow, 2017
  • Art History Student of the Year, Pepperdine University, 2016
  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant Finalist, 2016
  • Dean’s List, Pepperdine University, 2012-2016
  • Faculty-Staff Scholarship Awardee, Pepperdine University, 2013-2016
  • Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellowship Finalist, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2014 

Selected Presentations

  • Presenter, “What Makes a Global Contemporary Artist?: Transnationalism and Multicultural Reception in the Work of Yong Soon Min,” Association of Asian Studies Conference, March 2024
  • Presenter, “Wedding Snapshots and Camptown Romance: Memory and Futurity in Korean American Family Albums,” College Art Association Conference, February 2024
  • Presenter, “Fugitive Brides: Empire, Memory, and the Korean Diaspora Hidden in the Family Album,” Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present 14, October 2023
  • Presenter, “Unsettled and Unrooted Ground: Chiura Obata’s Internment Landscapes,” Smithsonian American Art Museum Fellows’ Lectures (begins at 28:30), May 2023
  • Co-presenter, “Revisiting 5+1,” Reshaping the Field: Arts of the African Diasporas on Display Book Launch, Bard College, May 2023
  • Moderator, “Photographic Practice as Epistemic Intervention,” Photography, Temporality, and Decolonial Imagination in Global Asias Conference, Rutgers University, April 2023
  • Guest lecturer, “Revisiting 5+1: Curatorial Process” Museum Studies course (virtual), UMass Boston, March
  • Panelist, “Revisiting 5+1 Artist Talk featuring Howardena Pindell and Adger Cowans,” New Social Environments series for The Brooklyn Rail (virtual), February 2023
  • Panelist, “Curating Contemporary Asian Art,” Asia Society Museum, October 2022
  • Moderator, “Korean American Young Adult Fiction Today,” GYOPO, Los Angeles, April 2022
  • Presenter, “Military Brides and Camptown Romance: Histories of Korean Immigrant Women in Family Albums,” Association of Asian Studies, Honolulu, March 2022
  • Presenter, “Manifest Destiny in Internment: Situating Chiura Obata’s Modernist Landscapes,” CAA, February/March 2022
  • Presenter, “The Limits of ‘Global Modernism’: Transnationalism and Multiculturalism in the Work of Yong Soon Min,” Center for Korean Studies Fellowship Presentation, Stony Brook University, November 2021
  • Presenter, “Beyond ‘Global Feminism’: Situating Lee Bul’s Artistic Practice from the 1990s,” NEKST 2021 (8th International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars), University of Michigan, May 2021
  • Presenter, “Contemporary Korean Art: Lee Bul’s Feminist Art in the 1990s,” Center for Korean Studies Fellowship Presentation, Stony Brook University, November 2020
  • Presenter, “GI Brides and American Dreams: The Futurity of Yanggongju Photographs,” Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on “Decolonial Histories,” Stony Brook University, September 2020
  • Presenter, “Before the Cyborg: Decolonizing Feminism in Lee Bul,” conference presentation at the School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) Graduate Student Conference at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, May 2020
  • Presenter, “The World Before the Cyborg: Decolonizing Feminism in Lee Bul,” conference presentation at Worlding the Global: The Arts in the Age of Decolonization, organized by Carleton College, November 2019
  • Guest lecturer, “Biennials and the Global Art World” Global Contemporary Art, UC Irvine, May 2019
  • Presenter, “DETACHING (PARENTHESIS)” Art and Feminism Walkthrough Presentation, Doosan Gallery, December 2018
  • Panelist, Art Critics Panel Presentation, Cheongju Residency, April 2016
  • Poster presenter, “Torii and Water: A Gateway to Shinto,” Poster Presentation, November 2012

Selected Publications

  • “Printing Solidarity: An Experiment in Pedagogical Curating,” academic journal article, Philosophia, fall 2024
  • Revisiting 5+1 (exhibition catalogue)
  • Printing Solidarity (journal article), Zuccaire Gallery, fall 2022 (forthcoming)
  • “Review: Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines, by Victoria Reyes” (Book Review), Ethnic Studies Review, University of California Press, July 2020
  • It’s Snowing in LA (exhibition catalogue), AA|LA Gallery, June 2018
  • “What is ‘Queer’ in South Korea? Explorations of art, identity, and ‘queerness’” (Queer Asia blog series), editor, January 2018
  • “Sun-young Huh” (exhibition text), One and J +1 Gallery, October 2017
  • Art Contemporary Seoul, Art Criticism Blog, 2017-2018
  • “Minki Hong: NPC_tutorial” (exhibition text), June 2017
  • “Treasured Heritage, Nadine Hensel” (catalogue entry), Cheongju Residency Catalogue, April 2017
  • Various Press Releases, Kukje Gallery, Editor, August 2016 – May 2017

Work Experience (selected)

Gallery and Museum Experience

November 2020-

February 2018 – August 2018

January 2018 – August 2018

August 2016 – May 2017

June – August 2016

November 2012 –April 2016

June – August 2015

August 2014 – April 2015

June – August 2014

June 2014

Guest Curator
Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook University | Stony Brook, NY

Gallery Associate
AA|LA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Gallery Manager
Skibum MacArthur/Commonwealth and Council | Los Angeles, CA

Communications Assistant
Kukje Gallery | Seoul, South Korea

Curatorial Intern, Department of Painting & Sculpture
The Museum of Modern Art | New York

Director’s Assistant, Curatorial Assistant
Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University | Malibu, CA

Curatorial Intern, Department of Painting
J. Paul Getty Museum | Los Angeles, CA

Education Intern
Getty Villa | Pacific Palisades, CA

Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Intern, Gallery & Public Programs | Venice Arts | Venice, CA

Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Academy
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Teaching Experience

Spring 2024

Fall 2023- 

Fall 2020-

Fall 2018 - Fall 2021

August 2014 – April 2016

Brooklyn College | Brooklyn, NY
  • Introduction to Art History (spring 2024)

Fordham University | Bronx, NY
  • World Art (spring 2024)
  • Japanese Art (fall 2023, upper division undergraduate)

Stony Brook University | Stony Brook, NY
  • Topics in Korean Studies: Migration and Diaspora in Korean Art (summer 2023, online upper division undergraduate)
  • Writing About Art (summer 2023, online upper division undergraduate)
  • Topics in Korean Studies: Korean American Art (summer 2022, online upper division undergraduate)
  • Topics in American Art: Asian American Art (spring 2022, upper division undergraduate)
  • Arts of Asia (spring 2020, summer 2020 online, fall 2020 online, winter 2020 online, summer 2021 online, winter 2021 online, winter 2024 online)
  • Modern Art (summer 2022 online, summer 2023)
  • History of Photography (winter 2023 online)

Teaching Assistant, 2018-2021
  • Modern Art (fall 2018)
  • Arts of Asia (spring 2019, fall 2019, spring 2021)
  • History of Photography (fall 2021)

Pepperdine University | Malibu, CA
Art History and Religion Division Research Mentor