Mey-Yen Moriuchi, Ph.D.
Olney Hall 150
Dr. Mey-Yen Moriuchi received her B.A. in History of Art and International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in History of Art from Bryn Mawr College. She is a recipient of the Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities and has presented her research on 18th-20th-century Mexican painting at various symposia, including the College Art Association, Southeastern College Art Conference, the National Gallery of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Her research focuses on representations of racial and social types in 18th century casta painting and 19th century costumbrismo. A forthcoming essay will appear in the edited volume Envisioning Others: Race, Color, and the Visual in Iberia and Latin America (Brill, 2015), and recent publications have appeared in the exhibition catalogues Elizabeth Catlett: Art for Social Justice and American Scenes: WPA-Era Prints of the 1930s and 1940s (La Salle University Art Museum).
Areas of Expertise
Colonial Latin American art
18th-and 19th-century Mexican painting
Latin American Modernism
Race and Identity in Art
Ph.D., History of Art, Bryn Mawr College
M.A., History of Art, Bryn Mawr College
B.A., History of Art, University of Pennsylvania
“From Casta to Costumbrismo: Representations of Racialized Social Spaces” in Envisioning Others: Race, Color, and the Visual in Iberia and Latin America, ed. Pamela Patton. (Netherlands: Brill, 2015).
“Transnationalism in the Art of Elizabeth Catlett,” in Elizabeth Catlett: Art for Social Justice, ed. Klare Scarborough. (Philadelphia: La Salle University, 2015) Exh. Cat.
“Art as an Instrument of Social Change: North and South of the Border,” in American Scenes: WPA-Era Prints of the 1930s and 1940s, ed. Klare Scarborough and Carmen Vendelin. (Philadelphia: La Salle University Art Museum, 2014), 23-32. Exh. Cat.
“From ‘les types populaires’ to ‘los tipos populares’: Nineteenth-Century Mexican Costumbrismo,” Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, April, 2013. [23 pp.]
“The Art of Conversation: Eighteenth-Century Mexican Casta Painting,”Shift Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture, Issue 5, October 2012, 1-25.
“Biographies of the Artists,” The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World. Edited by Robert Cozzolino. Philadelphia, PA: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 2012, Exh. Cat.
2015 New York University Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, New York, NY. Dissecting Society: Periodical Literature and Social Observation (1830-1850)
“From ‘Les types populaires’ to ‘Los tipos populares’: Nineteenth-Century Mexican Costumbrismo” (Mar 20)
2015 College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, NY.
“The Drop Sinister: Henry Wilson Watrous’ Visualization of the ‘One Drop Rule’’” (Feb 11)
2014 Feminist Art History Conference, American University, Washington D.C.
“Casta, Costumbrismo, Kahlo” (Nov 1)
2014 Nineteenth-Century Hispanists International Network, York University, Toronto, Canada
“Nineteenth-Century Costumbrismo Re-Imagined” (Apr 26)
2014 Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, Chicago, IL
“The Urbanites of Nineteenth-Century Mexico” (Mar 20)
2013 Southeastern College Art Conference, Greensboro, NC
“Nineteenth-Century Mexican Costumbrismo” in Close Connections: The Detail in Nineteenth-Century Art and Literature. (Oct 31-Nov 2)
2013 University of Michigan Conference, “Colonial Resonance”, Ann Arbor, MI
“Resonating Casta within Costumbrismo” (Sep 26-27)
2013 College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, NY
“From Casta to Costumbrista: Representations of Racialized Social Spaces” in Representing “Race" in Iberia and the Ibero-American World. (Feb 14)
2012 University of Houston Symposium, “The Art of Death and Dying”, Houston, TX
“Death and Resurrection in the Art of Remedios Varo” (Oct 27)
2012 Southeastern College Art Conference, Durham, NC
“Typecasting in the Nineteenth Century: Visualizations of Popular Types in Mexico” in American Art III Session. (Oct 19)
Colonial to Contemporary Latin American Art
Murals in Philadelphia and Beyond
Race and Identity in Art
Surrealisms: Beyond the Canon
Introduction to Art History