Mina Kim

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Mina Kim

Post Doctoral Faculty Fellow (Asian Art History)
Area of Focus: Art History
PhD, 2016, The Ohio State University
MA, 2012, The Ohio State University
BA, magna cum laude, 2007, University of Michigan


Mina Kim, a Post Doctoral Faculty Fellow in Asian art history, received her B.A. from the University of Michigan with magma cum laude, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Ohio State University. She is a specialist in East Asian Art and the relationship between East and West and Art and Science, including reality and virtuality, new media art, and big data. Her research interest touch upon a wide spectrum of art historical objects ranging from ancient to contemporary in East Asia/Asian/Global world. Her dissertation, Pan Tianshou (1897-1971): Rediscovering Traditional Chinese Painting in the Twentieth Century, draws to enrich the transformation in a new practice and social role of traditional Chinese painting in the twentieth century, by focusing on the work of Pan Tianshou. This study investigates how Pan engaged with the cross-cultural exchange, how he reevaluated traditional Chinese painting, and how he tried to update Chinese painting by achieving his unique artistic style. His modern transformation of artistic consciousness and modern sense of identity enriches understanding of traditional Chinese painting in the twentieth century. It offered an alternative perspective on modernity in Pan’s oeuvre as a case study in modern Chinese art and developed a new understanding of some of the results of the rich artistic and intellectual intersections among China, Japan, and the West in the early twentieth century. Three more articles, related to Pan, were published in Orientations, Journal of Museum Studies, American Journal of Chinese Studies. She is currently finishing four main projects and under-reviewed in well-known journals: “The Negation of Negation: Experimental Art in the Hidden Story of Korea,” “Quantum Deformation of Reality: Empathy Created by Jung Yeondoo’s Small Ball,” “The Sublimation of Zhu Da (1626-1705): Lotus and Birds in the Cincinnati Art Museum,” and “Hyper-schematization of Wang Meng’s (1308-1385) Undated Handscroll: The Politics and Continuous Dialogue between Painted Image and Documentary History in China.” While preparing for a book manuscript, Conversation between East and West: From Experimental Art to Today’s Art World in Korea, she especially expands her interest in the relationship between Art and Science and West and East in our global world. She is planning to publish more articles about “Felix Gonzales-Torres: Who Loves Him Better?”, “A New Globalization in Visual Culture,” “Cross- or Intercommunication between Art and Science,” and “Big Data and Art”.

Selected Publications

"Across Time and Space: Historical Influence on Pan Tianshou (1897-1971)," Orientations 48, no. 4 (2017): 42-47. [Peer-reviewed]

“Beyond Representation: Reinscribing Museum's Collection of Chinese Painting in the Contested History: A Case Study of Pan Tianshou Memorial Museum," Bakmulgwan Hakbo (Journal of Museum Studies) 32 (June, 2017): 105-128. [Peer-reviewed]

“The Embodiment of Time and Space: Political Expression of Pan Tianshou,” American Journal of Chinese Studies 24, no. 2 (October, 2017): 141-152. [Peer-reviewed]

“The Negation of Negation: Experimental Art in the Hidden Story of Korea,” (under review in Art History)

“Quantum Deformation of Reality: Empathy Created by Jung Yeondoo’s Small Ball,” (under review in Third Text)

“Hyper-schematization of Wang Meng’s (1308-1385) Undated Handscroll: The Politics and Continuous Dialogue between Painted Image and Documentary History in China” (under review in Archives of Asian Art)

Courses

Introduction to Asian Art
Chinese Art and Culture
Japanese Art and Culture
Cross-Communication: Art and Society in East Asia

Honors and Awards

Marilyn A. Papp Graduate Scholarship, Marilyn A. Papp Graduate Scholarship Trust, L.Roy Papp & Associates, Phoenix, AZ 2014-2016
ASC Awards, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 2014-2015
Graduate School's Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS), The Ohio State University, Columbus, 2014
Chinese Object Study Workshop Grant, Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC & Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, August 2013