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. Recent publications have appeared in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide and Shift Journal of Visual and Material Culture. Dr. Moriuchi is currently working on a book that examines miscegenation and the construction of racial and social identities in Latin American art.
Areas of Expertise
Colonial Latin American art
18th and 19th century Mexican painting
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 ‘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.
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)
2012 Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art Graduate Symposium Conference, City University of New York, New York, NY
“From ‘les types populaires’ to ‘los tipos populares’: Nineteenth-Century Mexican Costumbrismo” (Mar 16)
2011 Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art, National Gallery of Art Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts and the University of Maryland, Washington DC
“Realism and Seeming Realism in Nineteenth-Century Mexican Costumbrista Painting” (Apr 2)
2009 Philadelphia Graduate Symposium on the History of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
“The Art of Conversation: Eighteenth-Century Mexican Casta Painting” (Mar 28)