MA Student; Asian Art


Rosa Jang is a second-year MA student focusing on East Asian art of the twentieth century. Prior to Boston University, she earned a BFA in studio art, printmaking concentration, with a second major in art history from Washington University in St. Louis. Rosa is largely interested in modern and contemporary Korean and Japanese art. Her research particularly focuses on colonial images of Korea during Japanese annexation and the modern development of self/national identities in Korea. She was most recently the Linsdell Research Fellow at the Nichols House Museum, where her research improved understanding of the collection’s Asian belongings and uncovered the Nichols family’s unknown connection to East Asian art and cultures. Rosa is supported by the Hofheimer Fellowship and the Marcove Fellowship, and she is currently a Curatorial Assistant in the BU Art Galleries.

Research Interests:

  • Modern and contemporary Korean art
  • Visualizations of identity and nation in East Asia
  • Prints and printed ephemera

History of Art & Architecture Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member