Yang Wang is Assistant Professor of Art History, specializing in modern and contemporary Chinese art. She earned a B.A. in Art History and a B.F.A. in Art from the University of Missouri, and completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History at The Ohio State University. Her book project, “Regionalizing National Art in Maoist China: The Chang’an School of Ink Painting, 1942–1976,” examines the role of China’s provincial art centers in the overhaul of the national art program during the early People’s Republic of China. Her research has been supported by Fulbright, The American Oriental Society and P.E.O. International.
Prior to joining the faculty at CU Denver, she was the ASIANetwork-Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Luther College, where she also curated an exhibition of contemporary Chinese ink painting. Her teaching focuses on the arts of China, Asia broadly, as well as their intersections with global modernism and the international field of contemporary art.