Senior Curator of Asian Art at the Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas
Jacqueline Chao is Senior Curator of Asian Art at the Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas.
Her curated exhibitions have presented works ranging from the historical to the contemporary in all medias from emerging and established artists from across the globe. Her recently curated exhibitions include Beili Liu: One and Another (2020), Hands and Earth: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics (2019), Future Retrospective: Master Shen-Long (2019), Jacob Hashimoto: Clouds and Chaos (2018), Invisible Cities: Moving Images Asia (2017), Hidden Nature: Sopheap Pich (2017), and Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney (2017). She has curated and organized over twenty exhibitions at the Crow, as well as at Phoenix Art Museum, ASU Art Museum, ASU Institute for Humanities Research, Chicago Artists Coalition, and the University of Toronto Art Centre.
A specialist in Chinese and Buddhist art, she has written and contributed to various publications. She is currently completing a new Handbook to the Crow Museum’s collections (forthcoming Spring 2021).
Before joining the Crow, she previously taught Asian Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, was Director of Exhibitions and Residencies at Chicago Artists Coalition, and contributed research to the Chinese painting collection at the Art Institute of Chicago.
She holds an MA and PhD in the History and Theory of Art from Arizona State University with a dissertation on renowned Chinese artist Chen Rong (act. 13th century) and the Chinese dragon ink painting tradition, and an Honors BA in Art History from the University of Toronto.