Jayne Lynn Cole G'20

Jayne Lynn Cole
Doctoral Student
Art History
University of Oregon

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Predissertation Travel Grants to China 2020
Doctoral Student
Art History
University of Oregon
Epoxy Art Group, 1982-1992: Installing Hong Kong within the Global Contemporary

My dissertation contributes to the burgeoning field of urban-oriented Chinese art studies by investigating the transnational praxis of China and Hong Kong-born artists working from 1970 to 1990, a pivotal period of contemporary Chinese art activity amidst rapid global political and economic transformations. My research investigates Chinese artists in a global context from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Hong Kong who were active internationally from 1970 to 1990. My dissertation considers the art-activist group Epoxy, active in New York and Hong Kong in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. I examine Epoxy’s hybrid, site-specific works as they relate to international art networks and global art historical discourses and their interactions with other artist collectives in both cities.