Ariana Maki
Art and Art History

Ariana Maki taught courses on Buddhist visual culture and contemporary Tibetan art for History of Art and Religious Studies, among other topics. Her research interests include the relationships between text, politics and visual representation, the development of Himalayan visual arts, and the intersections of art and ritual. She is co-author and editor of Artful Contemplation: Collections from the National Museum of Bhutan (2014) and recently completed editing of a pilgrimage guide to central Bhutan (forthcoming, 2016). While at CU Boulder, Dr. Maki organized for the acclaimed show, Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art from the collection of Donald and Shelley Rubin, to be exhibited at the CU Art Museum. Ariana is currently at the University of Virginia. She is the Associate Director of the University of Virginia Tibet Center and Bhutan Initiative