Forsyth Visiting Graduate Student
Doyun Kim, an M.A. candidate at Seoul National University in Korea, studies seventeenth-century Spanish art history with a special interest in its transcultural aspects. Her master’s thesis, tentatively titled “Velázquez’s Hermaphrodite: Pathosformel in Venus at Her Mirror,” focuses on the formal dynamics between Spanish painting and Italian sculpture. With a B.A. in Asian history and art history, Doyun expands her academic interest to artistic exchanges between Asian and European cultures and the materiality of artistic products within transcultural contexts. Under the mentorship of Professor Brendan McMahon, Doyun will conduct research on the extensive use of enconchados, mother-of-pearl inlay largely inspired by Japanese lacquerware, in religious images of Mexico. Prior to the fellowship, she worked as a curatorial intern in the Department of the Arts of Asia at the Art Institute of Chicago.