Writing experience

Nov 2009 – present Art Reviewer, The Los Angeles Times
Feb 2009 – Jan 2010 Contributing Editor, Art on Paper
Dec 2005 – present Art Reviewer and Writer, The Los Angeles Times, Artforum, Art on Paper, X-TRA, Art Papers, ARTnews, Art Ltd., Nueva Luz, Artweek, Wired.com, Hyphen
Mar 2005 – Jun 2006 Art Critic, SF Weekly
2003 – 2004     Arts Writer, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Silicon Valley Metro, CMYK Magazine

Film Critic, Popmatters.com

1991 – 2003                Co-author, Fresh Talk/Daring Gazes: Conversations on Asian American Art

(University of California Press) *2005 Cultural Studies Book Award, Association for Asian American Studies.

Other experience

2020 Mentor, International Art Critics Association Art Writing Workshop, AICA and the Andy Warhol Foundation/ Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant Program
2019 Moderator, “Sharon Mizota in Conversation with Made in Asian America Artists,” Art Salon Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Speaker, Multicultural Internship Program Arts Summit, Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Panelist, “Naming: Criticism and Case Studies,” LA/LA Place and Practice symposium, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
2014 Evaluator, Andy Warhol Foundation/ Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant Program, New York, NY
2013 Tour guide, “Llyn Foulkes,” Inside the Story, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Tour guide, “Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective,” Inside the Story, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Speaker, Senior Seminar, Cal State University, San Bernardino, CA

Speaker, Multicultural Internship Program Arts Summit, Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA

Panelist, Andy Warhol Foundation/ Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant Program, New York, NY

2011 Panelist, “Contemporary Criticism” CalArts, Valencia, CA

Studio visits, CalArts, Valencia, CA

2010 Panelist, “The Future of Arts Criticism,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Visiting Lecturer, “Revisiting Identity: Observations on race and contemporary art,” Center for Visual Culture, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Moderator, “Drawing the Line: Comics and the Art of Social Transformation,” Haverford College, Haverford, PA

Panelist, Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program: Project Presentations, College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA

2006                            Independent Study Instructor, Visual Criticism, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA      

Commentator, “Visualizing Oakland and Bay Area Communities: Art, History, and New Immigration,” American Studies Association Conference, Oakland, CA

2003 – 2006 Commentator, “The Intersection of Contemporary Art and Street Culture,” Forum, KQED, San Francisco, CA

Moderator, “Issho/Together: Japanese American/Japanese National Artists in America” Artists’ Symposium, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Screening Committee, San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, Center for Asian American Media (formerly NAATA), San Francisco, CA

Panelist, “The Politics of Asian American Visual Culture,” Association for Asian American Studies Conference, San Francisco, CA

1994 – 1996     Panelist, “Insubordination: Disciplining the Sexual Subject,” Association for Asian American Studies Conference, Washington, DC

Teaching Assistant, Art History, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Commentator, “Strategizing Cultures: An Asian American Dialogue on the Humanities and Arts,” University of California, Los Angeles, CA

1993 – 1994     Associate Director of Broadcast Programming, Center for Asian American Media (formerly NAATA), San Francisco, CA

Founding Member and Newsletter Editor, Godzilla West: Asian American Multidisciplinary Arts Network, San Francisco, CA

Honors and awards

2007 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant (Short-Form Writing)
2005                            Cultural Studies Book Award, Fresh Talk/Daring Gazes: Conversations on Asian American Art, Association for Asian American Studies
1996 Van Lier Fellowship, Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art
1994 Rockefeller Protégé Travel Grant, College Art Association

Education

1997 Studio Fellow, Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art
1996 MFA, Visual Arts, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
1992 BA, Visual Arts, with Highest Honors, University of California, Berkeley