Keyu Yan 嚴柯煜 is pursuing a PhD degree in modern and contemporary art at The Ohio State University’s History of Art Department.

In 2020, he received his MA in History of Art from The Ohio State University. He wrote a master’s thesis, titled “Craft or Avant-garde? Contemporary Chinese Fiber Art at the Thirteenth Lausanne International Tapestry Biennale,” seeking to expand the canonized meaning of the Chinese avant-garde while redirecting scholarly attention to other mediums that have been ignored by previous scholarship on the ’85 Art New Wave and the Chinese exhibition system. He obtained his BA degree in Art History with Departmental Distinction and Magna Cum Laude from St. Olaf College.

Previously he worked at St. Olaf College’s Art and Art History Department, Flaten Art Museum, Red Gate Gallery, Artnet, and W.Ming.