Date of Award

Fall 12-15-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Lisa Corinne Davis

Second Advisor

Howard Singerman

Academic Program Adviser

Carrie Moyer


White America assumes its culture is the default, and Asian culture as foreign and irrelevant. I address Asian invisibility by using canvas structure as a Western framing device of painting, and make this cultural barrier visible by breaking out of the frame. Deriving from Dansaekhwa, I challenge the Western painting structure with materiality.



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