Namiko Kunimoto is a specialist in modern and contemporary Japanese art, with research interests in gender, urbanization, photography, performance art, transnationalism, and nation formation. Her recent publications include “Tanaka Atsuko’s Electric Dress and the Circuits of Subjectivity” published in September 2013 from The Art Bulletin and “Shiraga Kazuo: The Hero and Concrete Violence” published in Art History in February 2013. Other significant publications include work on photography such as, “Traveler-as-Lama Photography and the Fantasy of Transformation in Tibet” in TransAsia Photography Review (October 2011) and “Intimate Archives: Japanese-Canadian Family Photography, 1939-1949” (Art History, 2004). She is currently working on her book manuscript, Portraits of the Sun: Gender and Nation in Postwar Japanese Art.
- Japanese Art, particularly modern and Contemporary
- Ph.D., History of Art, University of California, Berkeley, 2010
- M.A., Art History, University of British Columbia, 2001
- B.A., Art History and Anthropology, University of British Columbia, 1998