Caitlin Karyadi

2021 Graduate Fellow

Caitlin Karyadi

Caitlin Karyadi is a sixth year Ph.D. Candidate in the Art & Archaeology department specializing in East Asian Art History. Her dissertation considers the legacy of the Chinese painter Shen Nanpin (1682–1760?), who briefly traveled to Japan in 1731 and later became canonized within Japanese art history. Despite a dearth of period records about the painter, there are currently thousands of works attributed to him in Japan and beyond. Through close material analysis and digital comparison of painting seals and silk weaves, this project uses Nanpin’s attributed archive as a lens to develop new frameworks for the circulation of imagery in early-modern East Asia.