As a scholar of Asian American art, I am interested in preserving and sharing the experiences of Asian American artists. These histories demonstrate not only a significant legacy of contributions to American art and visual culture, but also broaden the socio-cultural understanding of the Asian American experience. I enthusiastically look forward to working with visual artists to present their work to the public through curatorial, scholarly and oral history projects. Please feel free to contact me about potential projects and your work!
Krystal R. Hauseur received her Ph.D. in Visual Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She was introduced to Asian American art as an undergraduate researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, for the recently published biographical survey, Asian American Art: A History, 1950-1970. Her doctoral thesis “Crafted Abstraction: Three Nisei Artists and the American Studio Craft Movement” was a project that reexamined the meaning of postwar abstraction by focusing on the hybrid expressions of three women craft artists (Ruth Asawa, Kay Sekimachi, and Toshiko Takaezu). This project was in contrast to her master thesis that examined the history of negative representations of Asian Americans that are critiqued in the straightforward, graphic art of Roger Shimomura. Presently, Hauseur’s interests are in preserving and sharing the experiences of Asian American artists through scholarship and curatorial projects.
EDUCATION Ph.D., Program in Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine, September 2011 Dissertation: “Crafted Abstraction: Three Nisei Artists and the American Studio Craft Movement: Ruth Asawa, Kay Sekimachi, and Toshiko Takaezu.” M.A. Art History, San Francisco State University, May 2005 Thesis: “Displacing Gaze: Roger Shimomura’s Campfire Diary.” B.A. History/Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, June 2002 PUBLICATIONS Hauseur, Krystal R. “The Crafted Abstraction of Ruth Asawa, Kay Sekimachi, and Toshiko Takaezu.” Transitional Generations: American Women Artists, 1935-1965. Ashgate, Forthcoming 2015 Hauseur, Krystal R. and Julianne Gavino, “Visual Art” In Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia.” Sage, Forthcoming 2015. Hauseur, Krystal R. “Wendy Maruyama’s The Tag Project/Executive Order 9066.” Footprints (March 2012). Hauseur, Krystal Reiko. “Introduction: Import/Export.” Octopus: A Visual Studies Journal 3 (Dec 2007): 7-12. Hauseur, Krystal Reiko. "An Interview with Roger Shimomura, 15 June 2005.” In Minidoka Revisited: The Paintings of Roger Shimomura, by William W. Lee, 67-73. Seattle: The University of Washington Press, 2005. CURATORIAL Curator, Laura Kina and Emily Hanako Momohara's "Sugar/Islands", Japanese American National Museum, Forthcoming 2015 Editorial & Press, Wendy Maruyama’s "The Tag Project/Executive Order 9066", San Diego State University, 2011-2012 TEACHING Lecturer, "Asian American Art History: A Survey", University of California, Irvine, 2009, 2010, 2011 Teaching Assistant, "Asian American Film: Sexuality and Gender," University of California, Irvine, 2009 Teaching Assistant, "Asian American Studies: Critical Race Theory," University of California, Irvine, 2009 Teaching Assistant, "Intro to Asian American Studies," University of California, Irvine, 2009 Teaching Assistant, "Asian Art," University of California, Irvine, 2006-2011 GRANTS & AWARDS National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Institute, “Re-envisioning Asian American Art History,” New York University Robyn Shikiya Memorial Graduate Award in Visual Studies, School of Humanities, University of California, Irvine James E. Webb Fellowship, Asian Pacific American Program, Franklin Odo, Advisor, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
San Diego, CA