Sandy is a PhD student whose research focuses on modern Japanese art and more broadly the transnational interactions in modern East Asian art and visual culture. Recently, she has become interested in applying methods of network analysis and data visualization to the study of modern Japanese art collectives, group exhibitions, and art magazines. In summer 2015, she participated in the Getty-sponsored digital art history institute, “Building a Digital Portfolio” at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.
She received her BA in art history at Santa Clara University, where she completed her senior thesis on the Taiwan-born artist Chen Jin. A revised version of her thesis was published in the journal Modern Art Asia. Before joining the department, she worked in the Asian Art Department at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she oversaw a digital imaging project of their Chinese art collection. At AIC, she also worked at the Photography Department as a research assistant and translator to the exhibition Provoke: Photography in Japan between Protest and Performance, 1960-1975.