July 24, 2014
Author: David Rhoads
Han-Chih (Peter) Wang, PhD student in the Art History has been awarded a prestigious Terra Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum for 2014–2015. His project, “The Profane and Profound: American Road Photography from 1930 to the Present,” examines twentieth century American road photography, including works by Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Robert Adams, Stephen Shore, and Joel Sternfeld. His research interests include visual studies of the American highway, the history of twentieth and twenty-first century photography, and Contemporary Art in East Asia and the United States. His articles and exhibition reviews have appeared in Artist Magazine and other journals in Taiwan. In 2008, he received the Humanities Research Fellowship from the Humanities Center at the National Central University as well as the S-An Aesthetic Dissertation Award in Taiwan.