Seung Hee Oh

Seung Hee Oh

Seung Hee Oh
Chinese Art
Seung Hee Oh received her BA in Chinese Language from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (South Korea, 2011) with Summa Cum Laude and MA in Art History from Seoul National University (South Korea, 2014).Her Master’s thesis explored the posthumous reception of the “Wild and Heterodox school” and the cultural milieu in which late Ming dynasty critics invented the negative image of a group of painting masters in the formation of the orthodox artistic canon.While studying at Seoul National University, she worked as a research assistant at Seoul National University Museum for three years, participating in numerous exhibitions and collection management projects. After earning her MA degree, she was employed by Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation as a researcher to assist the inspections and publications of the catalogues on Korean artworks and rare books preserved in the collections of the Weisman Art Museum, Claremont College Library, Shanghai Library, and Fudan University Library.
In 2015–2016, Seung Hee joined the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C. as a research fellow funded by the Korea Foundation, working on the project to digitalize the Korean Buddhist paintings in the U.S. museums. As soon as finished her residency at the Smithsonian, she subsequently joined Villa I Tatti in Florence, Italy, to study the Bernard Berenson collection of non-Western art for the forthcoming catalogue. At Harvard, she hopes to focus on the transregional aspect in the art of the Ming dynasty by broadening her understanding of Chinese art history to the pan-Asian and global historical contexts.
She was a recipient of Jinli Scholarship (South Korea, 2007–2010), Academic Achievement Award (South Korea, 2011), and Son Jueun Scholarship for the Humanities (South Korea, 2012) and receives the generous support from the Douglas Dillon Fellowship Fund at Harvard in 2017–2018.

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