Kyunghee Pyun


Office Location: Business and Liberal Arts B649

Dr. Pyun is a specialist of Asian art as well as European medieval art. She has been publishing on topics related to Asian-American visual culture and reception of Asian art in Europe and North America while she developed her doctoral dissertation into a book on Jean Pucelle, a French manuscript illuminator of the fourteenth century. She has organized a session entitled Rethinking Influences of Modern Art in Korea: Beyond Colonial Discourses at the Association for Asian Studies Annul Conference in 2009, which is part of her new book project, Modern Art on the Asian Soil: Practicing Western Art 18802000. Her other research interests include Global trade of decorative arts in premodern Eurasia and Americas; usage and reception of visual art in context of religious performance and liturgy; interplay of word and image; and history of art collections. Her experience of teaching a diverse range of cultural exchange between Europe and Asia has become an article, A Journey through the Silk Road in a Cosmopolitan Classroom in Teaching Medieval and Early-Modern Cross-Cultural Encounters Across Disciplines and Eras edited by Lynn Shutters and Karina Attar (Palgrave, 2014). She is a 2015 recipient of the Field Research Grant Korea Foundation for her upcoming book project called “Decoding Landscape in Portraiture Painting: A Crosscultural Perspective.”

Before coming to FIT, Dr. Pyun taught at many colleges and universities in New York including Pratt Institute, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Wagner College, Manhattanville College, Montclair State University, and New School University Parsons School of Design. In addition to teaching, Dr. Pyun contributes to not-for-profit organizations to support visual artists and advocate their works, especially public art projects. She is a member of the College Art Association, Alliance of American Museums, and the Association of Asian Studies. She has also developed programs and written grant proposals for the Archive of Korean-American Artists (AKAA). She is often invited to give public talks on broad topics of art and culture. She has been a curator of contemporary art since 2011 including the Lineage of Vision: Progress through Persistence held at Gallery Korea of Korean Cultural Service New York in 2014.

변경희 교수의 2016년 봄강좌

인문학 아카데미 스케쥴

Monday, 11:15 am – 12:45 pm  Olivia Park Gallery 16 West 32nd Street, 6th Floor

  Date Subject Event
1 1/4 Pablo Picasso
2 1/11 Henri Matisse
1/18 NO CLASS: MLK Jr. Day Winter Antiques Show Armory 01/22
3 1/25 Marc Chagall
4 2/1 Jacques-Louis David
2/8 NO CLASS: Luna New Year
2/15 NO CLASS: President’s Day
5 2/22 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres Christie’s Contemporary Sale 02/26
2/29 NO CLASS: Big Meeting at School Armory Show March 3-6
6 3/7 Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun Asia Art Week March 10-19, 2016
7 3/14 Georges Seurat
8 3/21 Camille Claudel
9 3/28 John Singer Sargeant Affordable Art Fair 03/30-04/01
10 4/4 James McNeill Whistler
11 4/11 Benjamin West
12 4/18 Thomas Jefferson
13 5/2 Rene Magueritte May 2, Met GalaFrieze Art Fair May 5-8, 2016
14 5/9 Okakura Kakuzo
15 5/16 Piet Mondrian
Metropolitan Museummanus x machine May 5—August 14, 2016
Art Basel June 16-19, 2016Art Hampton June 23-26, 2016

변경희 교수의 “미술이 담긴 책 이야기”©™ (2015년)

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 artist talk