Assistant Professor
Art & Art History

Institutional Affiliation

University of Colorado Denver
Department of Visual Arts


Ph.D., Ohio State University

Research Interests

Modern and Contemporary Art
Cold War
Third World Cultural Exchange

Regional and Thematic Interests

East Asia


Prior to joining CU Denver, Yang Wang was the ASIANetwork-Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Luther College. Her research and teaching focus on the role of Chinese art in establishing global modernism and the international arena of contemporary art. Her ongoing book project, Provincializing National Art in Maoist China: The Chang’an School of Ink Painting, 1942–1976, examines the confluence of regionalism, neotraditionalism, Cold War politics, and landscape painting in the early People’s Republic of China. Her research has been supported by Fulbright, The American Oriental Society, and P.E.O. International.