Laura Kina, DePaul University
Laura Kina is a Chicago-based artist and Vincent de Paul Professor at The Art School and Director Critical Ethnic Studies at DePaul University. Kina is a 2020 Art Matters and 2019 Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-in-Residence awardee. She has exhibited at India Habitat Centre and India International Centre, Nehuru Art Centre, Okinawa Prefectural Art Museum, Chicago Cultural Center, the Japanese American National Museum, the Rose Art Museum, the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Spertus Museum, and the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, amongst others. Kina is co-editor of Queering Contemporary Asian American Art (University of Washington Press, 2017) and War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art (University of Washington Press, 2013). In 2019, Bess Press published her trilingual (Pidgin/Japanese/Uchinaaguchi) illustrated children’s book Okinawan Princess: Da Legend of Hajichi Tattoos written by Lee A. Tonouchi. She serves as reviews editor for the Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (Brill), event editor for American Quarterly, and series editor for Critical Ethnic Studies and Visual Culture (forthcoming University of Washington Press).