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Elizabeth Kindall

Associate Professor
Degree
B.A., Missouri State University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas
Office
44 N. Cleveland Ave.
Phone
(651) 962-5563
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5563
Fax
(651) 962-5861
Mail
44C

Specialization: Chinese Art

Elizabeth Kindall's research focus is Chinese art, specifically Chinese painting from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Her current research focuses on farewell culture and landscape identity; and representations of the Yandang mountain range in Chinese painting.

Publications:

Book

Geo-Narratives of a Filial Son: The Paintings of Huang Xiangjian (1609-1673), Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Asia Center, 2016. Finalist, Charles Rufus Morey Book Award, 2017.

Articles

"Experiential Readings and the Grand View: Mount Jizu by Huang Xiangjian (1609-1673)," The Art Bulletin (September 2012), no. 3: 412-436 .

"Envisioning a Monastery: A Seventeenth-Century Buddhist Fund-Raising Appeal Album," T'oung Pao 97 (2011) 104-159.

"Visual Experience in Late-Ming Suzhou 'Honorific' and 'Famous Sites' Paintings," Ars Orientalis 36 (2009) 137-177.

"The Paintings of Huang Xiangjian's Filial Journey to the Southwest," Artibus Asiae 67 (2007), no. 2: 297-357.

Book Chapters

“Painting a Dual Biography.”  In Representing Lives in China: Forms of Biography in the Ming-Qing Period 1368-1911.  Edited by Ihor Pidhainy, Roger V. Des Forges, and Grace S. Fong.  Ithaca, NY: Cornell University East Asia Program, 2018, 161-195.

“Geo-Narrative in Seventeenth-Century China.”  In The Itineraries of Art: Topographies of Artistic Mobility in Europe and Asia.  Edited by Karin Gludovatz, Juliane Noth, and Joachim Rees.  Berliner Schriften zur Kunst.  Munich: Wilhelm Fink Publishers, 2015, 109-132.

Exhibitions

Co-curator, "The Lady at the Window: Figure Painting in the Qing Dynasty," Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Fall 2001.

Papers, Conferences and Symposia

“Geographies of Self in Seventeenth-Century Suzhou,” Geographies of Art History, The 4th Annual Art Historians of the Twin Cities Symposium, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, March 2, 2019

“Place Painting and Ming-dynasty Farewell Culture,” Midwest Conference on Asian Studies, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, Minnesota, October 19, 2018

“The Yandang Range: Meditation, Healing, and Iconography,” Association of Asian Studies, Washington, D.C., March 25, 2018

“Landscape and Biography in a 17th Century Parting Painting,” “Return of Ten Thousand Dharmas: A Symposium in Honor of Patricia Berger,” University of California, Berkeley, May 6, 2017

“Painting Religious Experience in the Yandang Mountains,” 1st Annual Art Historians of the Twin Cities Symposium, April 2, 2016 

“Painting the ‘Illusory Transformings’ of a Chinese Mountainscape,” College Art Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., February 4, 2016

“Place Paintings as Pictorial Biographies,” Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, October 3, 2014

"Huang Xiangjian (1609-1673):  Painting a Dual Biography," Biography in East Asia, 1400-1900," Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 28-29, 2013

"Geo-Narrative in Seventeenth-Century China," DFG Research Group "Transcultural Negotiations in the Ambits of Art," International Conference "The Itineraries of Art."  Topographies of Artistic Mobility in Europe and Asia, 1500-1900," Freie Universität Berlin, May 23-25, 2013

"A Geo-Narrative of Southwest China as Pictorial Biography" in the panel "Place, Praxis and Representation in Ming China," Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, San Diego, California, March 24, 2013

Discussant, "Place, Memory, and Visuality in Chinese Painting," Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, March 16, 2012.

"Art Historical Field Notes: The Experience of 'The Site'." College Art Association Annual Meeting, New York City, February 10, 2011

"The Filial Son of Suzhou: Huang Xiangjian," Suzhou Museum, Suzhou China, June 20, 2009.

"The Filial Campaign of Huang Xiangjian," Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, St. Olaf College and Carleton College, October 11, 2008.

"Recreating the Pilgrimage Experience in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Painting: Circumambulating Mount Jizu," guest lecture, Missouri State University, April 20, 2007.

"Local Geography in a 1656 Painting of Mount Jizu," paper delivered at the International Symposium on Chinese Local History, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 5, 2004.

Invited Lectures and Panels

“More than Just a Pretty View: How 17th Century Paintings of Suzhou Worked,” invited speaker, Annual Papp Chinese Painting Seminar, Phoenix Art Museum, April 24, 2019

“A Tale of Two Officials: Painting Persona in Ming China,” invited speaker, Annual Papp Chinese Painting Seminar, Phoenix Art Museum, April 25, 2019 

“Jizi: Journey of the Spirit,” panel discussion moderator, Wiesman Art Museum, Oct. 11, 2017 

“The Literati Painting Tradition,” guest speaker for Chinese art affinity group, Minneapolis Institute of Art, February 9, 2017 

“Travel While Reclining: Topographical Painting in Late-Imperial China,” Confucius Institute, St. Cloud State University, Oct. 12, 2016

Research Grants

University Scholars Grant, University of St. Thomas, 2018-2021.

Finalist, Charles Rufus Morey Book Award, 2017.

James P. Geiss Foundation Publication Subvention Award, 2014.

Association for Asian Studies First Book Subvention Award, 2014.

CAA Millard Meiss Fund Subvention Award, 2014.                                    

Research Grant, University of St. Thomas, 2011.

Graduate Research Team Grant, University of St. Thomas, 2011.

Junior Scholar Grant, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, 2010 

Research Travel Grant, University of Utah Department of Art and Art History, 2005

Dissertation Research Grant, Asian Cultural Council, 2004

Dissertation Research Grant, Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies, Tokyo, 1999-2000

Louise Wallace Hackney Fellowship for the Study of Chinese Art, American Oriental Society, 1998-1999

Courses Offered

Chinese Painting; Buddhist Art; Chinese Sculpture and Architecture.

Sample Seminars: Shanghai Modern!; Chinese Pictorial Narrative; Painting and Place in China; Art and Politics in China

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ARHS 530 - 01 #ChineseLandscape - T - - - - - 1730 - 2030 OEC 311

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1730 - 2030

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OEC 311

Course Registration Number:

41336 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Elizabeth J. Kindall

In 2018, a painting of a tree and rock sold at Christie’s Hong Kong for just over $60 million. The Chinese landscape tradition this painting represents stretches back three thousand years. This course examines the extensive history of this vibrant landscape painting tradition and its continued effect on contemporary transnational Chinese artists. Each course meeting will examine one contemporary artist and the many current and traditional dialogues (hashtags) of which she/he is a part. The various dynamic conversations, or streams of “metadata,” associated with the Chinese landscape and contemporary Western traditions found in her/his work will be the area of concentration for each class. The focal artists we examine will include Wu Guanzhong, Chen Chi-kwan, Zhang Hongtu, Xu Bing, Zao Wou-Ki, Cai Guo-Qiang, Liu Dan, Yang Yongliang, Qiu Zhijie, and Lin Tianmiao. Centuries-long dialogues regarding Song monumental and imperial mountainscapes, garden and topographical painting, literati ink studies, Chan Buddhist apparition painting, and kesi woven-silk works will be considered. Students are not expected to have a background in Chinese studies. All readings will be in English.

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ARHS 593 - 01 Qualifying Paper Prospectus - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

41078 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Elizabeth J. Kindall

During the semester before the student plans to make application for graduation and to graduate, the student must prepare a 10-page typed, double-spaced prospectus. This prospectus must be submitted to the advisor of the qualifying paper, and to the other two faculty members of the Graduation Committee. Prerequisite: ARHS 500. Completion of the language reading requirement. Permission of the department.

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ARHS 594 - 01 Qualifying Paper &Presentation - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

40783 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Elizabeth J. Kindall

As a demonstration of the ability to formulate and carry out original and scholarly work in the discipline, all students are required to submit a qualifying paper during the last semester of study. The qualifying paper must also be presented at the annual graduate forum sponsored by the department. Prerequisite: ARHS 593

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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
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Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ARTH 110 - W10 Introduction to Art History M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 203

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M - W - - - -

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1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 203

Course Registration Number:

20371 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Elizabeth J. Kindall

Through a series of case studies, this course examines the importance of art as cultural expression across time and from a global perspective. In each course section, students will analyze the style, subject, and patronage of works of art, and will explore art's relationship to religion, ideology, society and economy, gender roles, and the interaction of cultures. Case studies will include architecture, sculpture, painting, and other arts, such as ceramics, textiles, and photography. This course fulfills the Fine Arts and Human Diversity core requirements. Consult the department website for details about the specific sections offered.

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