Liqiao Li is a first-year MA student at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. She received her dual BA in Art History and French& Francophone Studies from the Vassar College in 2016 and her MA in the Humanities from the University of Chicago in 2017. Her current research focuses on the history of art and visual culture in the late imperial China, with particular interests in gender persona of courtesan painters and the genealogy of landscape photography. Before joining IFA, she was in the Mars Leadership Experience Program and worked in the China Employer Branding team of Mars Global Services. She has previously interned at Xu Bing Studio in New York and at HDM Gallery in Beijing and has assisted in the curation of the exhibition “Embodying Compassion in Buddhist Art” at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center.