MFA, University of Iowa, Writers’ Workshop, Poetry
BA, Rutgers University, Art History & English
Prior to joining the Institute, Kuan was Chief Curator and Director of Strategic Partnerships at Artsy. She has also served as Chief Curatorial Officer and Vice President of External Affairs at Artstor, a digital image library founded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Editor-in-Chief of Oxford Art Online/Grove Art Online at Oxford University Press. In addition, Kuan has worked at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Department of Asian Art, and has taught at The University of Iowa, Peking University, and Rutgers University. Kuan holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a BA from Rutgers University. She has lectured and published extensively on digital strategy, museum policy, and new technologies for the art world. Kuan sits on the History of Collecting Advisory Committee at the Frick Collection in New York, and she serves on The Brooklyn Rail Steering Committee. She has also taught as Visiting Faculty for Stanford University’s Program for Arts Leaders. She is regularly interviewed by the press about art market trends in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and was recently interviewed by China Global Television Network (CGTN) on International Women’s Day, watch interview.