Engaging children with artists who look like them, have similar experiences, and come from similar backgrounds is a great source of inspiration and empowerment. By reflecting their own identities, experiences and motivations (mirrors) and also providing insight into the identities, experiences and motivations of others (windows) can move students toward more nuanced perceptions of the world around them (sliding glass doors).*  Discover new BIPOC artists to add to your curriculum.


*Source: By Rudine Sims Bishop, The Ohio State University. "Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors"
This is a evolving and growing resource. If you have any suggestions or would like to recommend additional artists, please e-mail us at antiracistartteachers@gmail.com We thank you for your collaboration!

Asian and Asian American Artists

Artists listed in alphabetical order by first/preferred name.

Artists have many layered identities and art educators need to present them as such.


Representing diverse artists in your curriculum is only part of an Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist curriculum. It needs to be more than a symbolic effort and art educators need to take into account intersectionality when introducing these artists to students. How do aspects of an artists’ social and political identities (ex. gender, sex, race, class, sexuality, religion, ability, physical appearance, etc.) intersect within their work?
In addition, we recognize that race is socially constructed and it is impossible to put humans in clearly defined categories by race. Racial identity is deeply personal, and artists within any given subgroup define themselves differently. Race, ethnicity, and nationality are all factors artist's individually consider as their personal identity. However, as mentioned previously that is not all that there is to their identity. We know that artists have many layered identities and art educators need to do the research to present them as such. These groupings are not perfect, as humans are not meant to be divided into boxes. We hope this resource can help art educators identify who is missing from their curriculum in order to create a curriculum more representative of the incredible diversity among students and artists today.

A

Adam Chau
Asian American

Aki Sasamoto
Japanese

Ai Weiwei
Chinese

Ariuntuya Jambaldorj
Mongolian

Ayumi Horie
Japanese American



B

Baatarzorig Batjargal
Mongolian

Barbara Horiuchi
Japanese American

Battur Tsedenpil Mongolian

Bian Qing
Chinese

Bingyi
Chinese

Byron Kim
Korean American



C

Cai Guo-Qiang
Chinese

Cao Fei
Chinese

Chuang Che
Chinese

Cheryll Leo-Gwin
Chinese American

Christina Neston
Japanese & American

Chen Xi
Chinese

Cai Xiaosong
Chinese

Chen Ting-shih
Chinese

Chen Yujun
Chinese

Chen Yufan
Chinese

Chen Qi
Chinese

Cheong Soo Pieng
Chinese

Chu Wei-Bor
Chinese




D

D. Tsolmon
Mongolian

Dong Shawhwei
Taiwanese

Do Ho Suh
Korean


E-F

Eun-Ha Paek
Korean

Eva Kwong
Chinese American

Fong Chung-Ray
Chinese


G

GAO Xingjian
Chinese

Gayle Tanaka
Japanese American

Greg Ito
Japanese American

Godo Dashdondov Bayartsetseg
Mongolian

Gu Wenda
Chinese (East Asian)



H

Haegue Yang
Korean

Han Hsiang-Ning
Chinese

Hang Chunhui
Chinese

Haraguchi Noriyuki
Japanese

Haruki
Japanese

Hiroshi Sugimoto
Japanese

Hong Zhu An
Chinese

Hsiao Chin
Chinese

Hu Weiyi
Chinese




I

Isamu Noguchi Japanese American




J

Jean Shin
American-Korean

JeeYoung Lee
Korean

Jeon Bora
Korean

Jiang Cheng
Chinese

Jiang Ji’an
Chinese

Jingfang Hao & Lingjie Wang (duo) Chinese

Jiha Moon
Korean

Jin Jinghong
Chinese

Jun Ahn
Korean

Juliana Kang Robinson
Korean



K

Ka-Man Tse
Chinese-American

Kao Jun-Honn
Taiwanese

Katsushika Hokusai
Japanese

Kang Chun-hyuk
Korean

Kay Kang
Korean American

Kea Tawana
Japanese American

Khishigsuren Batdelger
Mongolian

Kimsooja
Korean

Kitagawa Utamaro
Japanese

Koon Wai Bong
Chinese

Koshimizu Susumu
Japanese


L

Lee Bul
Korean

Lenore Chinn
Chinese-American

Li Chen
Taiwanese

Li Yushuang
Chinese

Lily Yeh
Chinese American

Liu Dan
Chinese

Liu Guosong
Taiwanese

Lkhagvadorj Enkhbat
Mongolian

Luo Kai
Chinese

Ling Chun
Chinese

Lim Minouk
Korean

Lim Young Sun
Korean

M

MA Shuqing
Chinese

Mao Chenyu
Chinese

Maya Lin
Chinese American

Mel Chin
Chinese American

Mika Tajima
Japanese American

Mina Cheon
Korean American

Motonaga Sadamasa
Japanese

Moon Kyungwon
Korean

Ma Paisui
Chinese

Munkhtsetseg Jalkhaajav (Mugi)
Mongolian

Musquiqui Chihying
Taiwanese


N

Nam June Paik
Korean American

Nandin Erdene Budzagd
Mongolian

Nikki S. Lee
Korean

Noriyuki Haraguchi Japanese

O

Orkhontuul Banzragch
Mongolian

Onon Urjinkhand
Mongolian



P

Pan Hsinhua
Taiwanese

Peng Yihsuan
Taiwanese

Park Chan-kyong
Korean


Q

Qin Feng
Chinese




R

Reiko Fujii
Japanese American

Roger Shimomura
Japanese American

Ruth Asawa
Japanese American

Red Hong Yi
Chinese-Malaysian

S

Sarah Sze
Chinese American

Sekine Nobuo
Japanese

Shen Kelong
Chinese

Seund Ja Rhee
Korean

Shang Yang
Chinese

Shari Arai DeBoer
Japanese American

Shen Hao
Chinese

Shen Qin
Chinese

Shelly Wan
Chinese

Stephanie Mei Huang
Asian American

Sun Mu
Korean

Szeto Lap
Chinese

Szu-Han Ho
Taiwanese




T

Takashi Murakami
Japanese

Tehching Hsieh
Taiwanese

Teruko Nimura
Japanese American

Tera Stockdale
Japanese American

Taili Wu
Taiwanese

Tatsuya Tanaka
Japanese



U

Utagawa Hiroshige
Japanese

Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu Mongolian



V

W

Walasse Ting
Chinese

Wang Tiande
Chinese

Wang Zhiyi
Chinese

Wendy Maruyama
Japanese American

Wen Zhengming
Chinese




X

Xu Bing
Chinese




Y

Yang Chihung
Chinese

Yang Yuyu
Taiwanese

Yayoi Kusama
Japanese

Ye Yongqing
Chinese

YIN Zhaoyang
Chinese

YING Tianqi
Chinese

Yoko Ono
Japanese

Yoshitomo Nara
Japanese

Yoshio Itagaki
Japanese

Yoshitoshi Kanemaki
Japanese

Young In Hong
Korean

Yun-Fei Ji
Chinese

Z

Zayasaikhan Sambuu
Mongolian

Zeng Fanzhi
Chinese

Zhang Huan
Chinese

Zheng Chongbin
Chinese

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Asian: a native or inhabitant of Asia, or a person of Asian descent.

East Asia is the eastern region of Asia, which is defined in both geographical and ethno-cultural terms. The region consists of China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan.