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ShiPu Wang

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Title: Professor and Coats Family Endowed Chair in the Arts
Phone: (209) 228-4038
Education:
  • Ph.D., 2006 — University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.A., 2000 — Indiana University, Bloomington
  • B.A., 1998 — Indiana University, Bloomington

Awards:

2021 — The Academic Senate Distinction in Research (for Tenured Faculty) Award, UC Merced

2019 — The 2019 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Book Prize, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

2009 — The 2008 Patricia and Phillip Frost Essay Award, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Research Interests:
  • 20th century American and Asian art
  • American modernism and its global impact
  • Asian-American art
  • Museum collections and curatorial practices
  • Visual culture

Books:

Chiura Obata: An American Modern.

The Other American Moderns. Matsura, Ishigaki, Noda, Hayakawa.

Becoming American? The Art and Identity Crisis of Yasuo Kuniyoshi.