Date of Award

Spring 5-1-2015

Author's School

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Author's Department/Program

Art (Painting)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)


It all started with the question of “where are you from”. Coming from China and making art in America, I have been confused by people’s question about where am I from and, more importantly, where I identify myself belong. By using installation as the main format, I created works with strong theatrical quality to restage and reenact my social and cultural experiences that finally led to my understanding of the “in-betweeness” of myself: I reside in neither of the two cultures but rather moving back and forth between them. I carry influences from both sides with me and present them through my works collectively speaking to a contemporary Chinese American artist.


English (en)

Advisor/Committee Chair

Michael Byron

Advisor/Committee Chair's Department

College of Art

Second Advisor

Jennifer Colten Schmidt

Second Advisor's Department

College of Art