Assistant Professor of Art History, Foundations
- PhD, The Ohio State University, 2016
- MA, The Ohio State University, 2012
- BA, The University of Michigan, 2007
Dr. Mina Kim’s research focuses on Korean art and visual culture, modern and contemporary art, visual communication, popular culture, media, film, and design in Korea and East Asia, and East Asian/global visual and material culture.
Dr. Kim is completing her book project, Korean Contemporary Art: New Directions since the 1960s, which was accepted by Reaktion Books (London; distributed by the University of Chicago Press: Chicago) with an advanced contract. Kim’s book deals with a range of Korean art involved in artistic creation, including the experiment, performance, gender, identity, religion, and multimedia from the mid-twentieth century to the early twenty-first century and shows how Korean artists continuously communicate with people and transmit the value of our lives today. Kim is currently working on another book project, Korean American Art: Diversity, Identity, and Communication.
She is also the author of Jung Yeondoo’s Media Art: Quantum Deformation through Coincidence of the Real and the Virtual. Her article, “Reinscribing Tradition in Twentieth-century China: A Biographical Sketch of Pan Tianshou (1897-1971)” was published in Asian Culture in December 2020. She published her article, “Debating Wang Meng’s (1308-1385) Undated Handscroll: The Continuous Dialogue between Images and Texts in China” in Misulsahak yŏn’gu (Korean Journal of Art History) in March 2020. She has published three articles related to the Chinese artist, Pan Tianshou (1897-1971), in Orientations, Journal of Museum Studies and American Journal of Chinese Studies.
- Korean Contemporary Art: New Directions since the 1960s. (under contract, London: Reaktion Books; Chicago: Distributed by the University of Chicago Press, forthcoming in October 2024)
- “Reinscribing Tradition in Twentieth-century China: A Biographical Sketch of Pan Tianshou (1897-1971).” Asian Culture 44 (December 2020): 25-45. (refereed)
- “Debating Wang Meng’s (1308-1385) Undated Handscroll: The Continuous Dialogue between Images and Texts in China.” Misulsahak yŏn’gu (Korean Journal of Art History) 305 (March 2020): 149-170. (refereed)
- Jung Yeondoo’s Media Art: Quantum Deformation through Coincidence of the Real and the Virtual. Seoul: Arts Council Korea Arko Art Center, 2018.
- “Across Time and Space: Historical Influence on Pan Tianshou (1897-1971),” Orientations 48, no. 4 (2017): 42-47.
- “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. (refereed)
- “The Embodiment of Time and Space: Political Expression of Pan Tianshou,” American Journal of Chinese Studies 24, no. 2 (October 2017): 141-152. (refereed)
- Contemporaneity and Popularity in Today’s Korean Art.” International Symposium on Korean Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 2022 (scheduled)
- “Empathy and Connection: Visualizing Democratic Uprising, Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), and Inter-Korean Relations.” 110th CAA (College Art Association of America) Annual Conference, Virtual/Chicago, IL, March 2022
- “Reinterpreting Tradition in Modern and Contemporary Chinese and Korean Ink Painting.” International Academic Conference, Seoul National University, South Korea, December 2021
- “Female Identity and Glocalization in Korea.” 50th Annual SWCAS (Southwest Conference on Asian Studies) Conference, Virtual, October 2021.
- “Empathy and Connection: Visualizing Military Dictatorship, Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), and Inter-Korean Relations.” 2021 ECR Conference (Early Career Researchers and Graduate Students Conference), Virtual/Edinburgh, United Kingdom, September 2021
- “Female Identity and Glocalization in Korea.” The 12th ICAS (International Convention of Asia Scholars), Kyoto, Japan, August 2021
- “Empathy and Connection: Visualization of Traumatic War and Inter-Korean Relations.” AAS (The Association for Asian Studies) Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, March 2021
- “Quantum Deformation of Reality: A New Perspective and Visualization of Traumatic Disasters in Contemporary Art.” The AAS-in-Asia 2020 Conference, Kobe, Japan, September 2020
- “Debating Wang Meng’s (1308-1385) Undated Handscroll: The Continuous Dialogue between Images and Texts in China.” Art History Association of Korea Conference, Seoul, South Korea, June 2020
- “Korean Artist, Jung Yeondoo: The Coexistence of Reality and Fantasy,” CAA (College Art Association of America) Annual Conference, Chicago, Ill., February 2020
- “Creativity in Contemporary Art: Jung Yeondoo’s Quantum Deformation of Reality,” The AAS-in-Asia 2019 Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, July 2019
- “Experimental Art in the 1960s and 1970s Korea,” AAS (The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference), Denver, Colo., March 2019
- “The Concealed Essence of the Phenomenon: Korean Experimental Art for Today,” MACAA (Mid-America College Art Association), Lincoln, Neb., October 2018
- “Beyond Representation: Reinscribing Museum’s Collection of Chinese Painting in the Contested History,” International Council of Museums, South Korea, May 2017
- “Past and Present: Exchange, Negotiation and Transformation in East Asia,” The Korean National University of Cultural Heritage, South Korea, May 2017
- “Intersection of Religion with Modern Chinese Ink Painting,” University of Nebraska-Omaha, NE, April 2017
- “Cultural Nationalism and Modernity: Rediscovering Pan Tianshou in Twentieth-Century China,” University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Neb., April 2016
- “Epitomizing Hybrid Subjectivity and Sociocultural Environment: Letter by Li Zhi of Bada Shanren (1626-1705),” The Mellon Chinese Object Study Conference at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington D.C., November 2014
Recent Grants and Awards
- Arts & Sciences Program for Intensive Research (ASPIRE) Award, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 2022
- Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students Awards, UNL Parents Association, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2019
- Marilyn A. Papp Graduate Scholarship, Marilyn A. Papp Graduate Scholarship Trust, L. Roy Papp & Associates, Phoenix, Ariz., 2014-2016
- ASC Awards, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 2014-2015