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Gene Wang, Ph.D.

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History of Art and Architecture
University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Gene Wang is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Washington. An interdisciplinary art historian, theorist, and curator, Professor Wang focuses on the conceptual and material dimensions of artists’ physical acts of inscribing in transpacific representations between East Asia and the United States since the 1980s. 

His commitment to historically marginalized art history and lived experience of crossing cultural boundaries have, in turn, profoundly shaped his perspective on teaching. At the Tacoma campus, he offers courses on a “global Asias” model, spanning from Asian visual traditions to Asian American Art. Replicating his past experience of facilitating partnerships with local cultural institutions, he looks forward to fostering collection-based research and learning in Tacoma, the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish peoples.

Honors and Awards

Global Initiatives Fellowship, Office of Global Affairs, 2024.