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Kristie Lui

Kristie Lui is a curator and Asian art specialist. She received her master’s degree in the history of art and archaeology at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where she studied the ceramics of China and Japan from the 9th – 12th centuries. She received her bachelor’s from University College London (UCL) in the history of art and material sciences. At UCL, she practiced paper conservation and researched decorative material exchanges between England and East Asia. Her background in material art history and archaeology informs her current interests, which lie in modern and contemporary ceramics, with a particular interest in the work of women artists in contemporary craft. She is currently a specialist at Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd., an art gallery specializing in Japanese ceramics in New York City.


Ayumi Shigematsu 重松あゆみ, "Jomon Recollection"
The more I thought about this title, the more I puzzled over time's material mysteries. What does it look like for a form or an object to exist in the future? Does an object, like the lived experiences of the hands that built it, always appear relative to the past? How do I see time through an object?
Noe Kuremoto, Dogu Lady, Photographer: Kestutis Zilionis
"The problem that I saw or sensed was that these are very contemporary and personal problems that the modern woman faces. I wanted to speak to these dilemmas through my artistic process." – Noe Kuremoto