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GARY LIU
Lecturer
garyliu@hawaii.edu
RESEARCH AREAS – Global modernism and contemporary visual culture. Specialization in 20th-century China: early development of a modernist concept, artistic control in the Cultural Revolution, dissident art and discursive interference in official spaces, evolution of contemporary exhibition spaces, introduction, growth and commercialization of the Chinese avant-garde in the global arena.

BIO
Prior to teaching at the University of Hawai’i, Liu taught courses in American, Asian, European art at Brigham Young University-Hawai’i, and curated a rotating exhibition for the Honolulu Museum of Art. He is responsible for translating the department’s Global Art History courses for summer sessions, the Honors Program, and digital distance learning environments. Outside of UH, he is an instructor of art history for the Honolulu Museum of Art School.

EDUCATION
MA – University of Hawai’i at Manoa, (thesis: The Making of Unofficial Space: 1989 and the Definition of a Chinese Vanguard)
BA – Tyler School of Art, Temple University

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS
Co-curator, The Laminated Print: Origins and Process of Chine-Collé, John Young Museum of Art, Sep. 2016 – Dec. 2016.

Curator, Tumultuous Traditions: Chinese Ink Painting in the 20th Century, Honolulu Museum of Art, Nov. 2009 – Feb. 2010.

COURSES TAUGHT
ART 175 (Survey of Global Art I)
ART 175A (Survey of Global Art I, Honors Program)
ART 176 (Survey of Global Art II)
ART 176A (Survey of Global Art II, Honors Program)

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