Joy Xiao Chen

Joy Xiao Chen

Joy Xiao Chen is a PhD candidate in the History of Art at the University of California, Los Angeles, specializing in Chinese art. Her dissertation examines the dynamics of localisms and regionalisms in literati artistic production during the dynastic transition period in imperial China. Her other research interests include prints making and travel culture in China. She received a BA with First Class Honors from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and an MA in Art History and the Certificate of Museum Studies from the Boston University in 2016. Prior to studying at UCLA, Joy worked as a curatorial assistant in the Art of Asia at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she assisted curating the Song Gallery and the “China’s 8 Brokens” exhibition. She has also served as the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In 2019-2020, she will be a visiting scholar at the Zhejiang University in China and spend the spring in Taipei on a Taiwan Initiative Fellowship.

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