Ellen Huang

Humanities and Sciences


Ellen Huang researches the relationship between art, science and materials focusing on design and the material culture of China. Dr. Huang earned a BA from Yale University and PhD from the University of California, San Diego. She has published for museum catalogues and academic journals, taught and researched in Taipei, Beijing, and Shanghai and held positions at university art museums as a curator (Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Ackland Art Museum at UNC). Recent exhibitions include Ink Worlds (2018), Earthly Hollows: Cave and Kiln (2018), The Buddha’s Word (2018), and Clouding (in progress). Huang’s work has been supported by the UC Berkeley Chancellor for Academic Diversity and Korean National Museum, etc. Dr. Huang is an Associate Professor of Humanities & Sciences at ArtCenter where she teaches the history of objects and material culture from global frames, giving particular attention to the impact of translation on cross-cultural understandings of making.


  • HHIS-327-01: Ceramic Worlds of China
  • HSOC-327-01: Ceramic Worlds of China
  • HHIS-327-02: Ceramic Worlds of China
  • HSOC-327-02: Ceramic Worlds of China