Dr. Hwa Young Caruso

  • Why I Love Teaching at Molloy College

    I enjoy working with motivated and talented students and collaborating with supportive and respected colleagues on campus. 

  • Academic Interests

    Studio Arts include Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, Digital Art, Design and Color, Mixed Media.  Art Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Western Art History, East Asian Art History (China, Korea, Japan), Modern and Contemporary Art and Aesthetics.

  • What I am working on

    I continue studio art practice in various mediums, have solo and group exhibitions and organize and curate art exhibitions.  As the Art Review Editor of International Journal of Multicultural Education (IJME), I publish articles, conduct research and give presentations about art, art education, art history, and cultural diversity at universities and conferences. 

  • Educational Background

    Education:
    2004    Ed.D. in the Teaching of College Art, Columbia University

    1991    M.F.A. in Oil Painting and Drawing, The University of Connecticut

    1983    B.F.A. in Oriental Painting, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

  • Additional Information

    Conferences
    I gave presentations at Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, Rutgers University, CUNY York College, SUNY New Paltz, Seton Hall University, Molloy College, Central Connecticut State University, University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, Southern Connecticut State University, National Art Education Association, Silvermine Guild Arts Center and Ceres Gallery.

    Exhibitions
    I had national and international solo and group exhibitions at:
    SOHO20 Gallery, Columbia University, Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, Phoenix Gallery, Exit Art, Ceres Gallery, New World Art Center, Pearl Street Gallery,  AAWAA Gallery, Nexus Gallery, Slater Museum, Discovery Museum, Mattatuck Museum, Chrysler Museum, Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Berkshire Museum, Yale University, Munson Gallery, John Slade Ely House, University of Connecticut, Seton Hall University, Molloy College-Madison Theatre, Gallery Oms, Northeast Missouri State University , Clemson University, Austin Peay State University, ARC Gallery, University of Alaska at Anchorage, Dedalo Centro, Italy, University of Sydney, Australia, Caldas University, Columbia, Beijing New Art Projects, China, Chaves City Council, Portugal, Sharjah Arts Museum, United Arab Emirates, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, King Sejong Cultural Center, Seoul, Korea. and other locations.

  • Publications/Presentations

    PUBLICATIONS:
    "Contemporary Chinese Artist Xu Bing: Rising Phoenix" at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA. International Journal of Multicultural Education [online], http://www.ijme-journal.org/ Vol. 15, No. 2 Fall  2013

    "Lin Tianmiao: Chinese Contemporary Woman Artist" Solo Exhibition at Asia Society Museum NY, NY. International Journal of Multicultural Education [online], http://www.ijme-journal.org/ Vol. 15, No. 1 Spring  2013
     
    Printed Catalogue (180 pages), SOHO20 GALLERY, "SOHO20 Gallery 1973-2013: Celebrating 40 Years of Supporting Women in The Arts" LULU Publishing NY, NY . 2013

    "Sakai Hoitsu: The Aesthetics of Japanese Rinpa Paintings" Exhibition at Japan Society Museum NY, NY.  International Journal of Multicultural Education [online], http://www.ijme-journal.org/ Vol. 14, No. 3 Fall  2012

    Book Chapter, "Art as a Political Act: Expression of Cultural Identity, Self-Identity and Gender by Suk Nam Yun and Yong Soon Min" in Textbook "Art and Human Values" edited by Gregory Gurly (2012), published by Cognella, University Readers Inc.  2012
     
    "Kiki Smith at Neuberger Museum of Art, New York" International Journal of Multicultural Education [online], http://www.ijme-journal.org/ Vol. 14, No. 1 Spring  2012

    "9/11 Memorial: Photo Essay" International Journal of Multicultural Education [online], http://www.ijme-journal.org/ Vol. 13, No. 2 Fall  2011

    "Bye Bye Kitty! Hello Chaos!" Exhibition at Japan Society Museum NY. NY.  International Journal of Multicultural Education [online], http://www.ijme-journal.org/ Vol. 13, No. 1 Spring  2011

    "Cartographic Imagery in Contemporary Art" Exhibition at Katonah Museum of Art N.Y. International Journal of Multicultural Education [online], http://www.ijme-journal.org/ Vol. 12, No. 2 Fall  2010

    "Birthday Celebrations in the Ming and Qing Dynasties" Exhibition at Metropolitan Museum of Art NY, NY.  International Journal of Multicultural Education [online], http://www.ijme-journal.org/ Vol. 12, No. 1 Spring  2010

    "Perceived by Others: African Americans in American Art"  International Journal of Multicultural Education [online], http://www.ijme-journal.org/ Vol. 11, No. 2 Fall 2009

     "Asian Aesthetic Influences on American Artists: Guggenheim Museum Exhibition" International Journal of Multicultural Education, 11(1), http://www.ijme-journal.org  2009

    Textbook (2nd edition), Art Practice as Research: Inquiry in the Visual Arts
    Dr. Graeme Sullivan, Sage Publications Inc., http://www.sagepub.com/, quoted part of doctoral dissertation of Hwa Young Choi Caruso. 2004 (1st edition)  2009

    "The Art of Shepard Fairey: Questioning Everything" International Journal of Multicultural Education [online], 10(2), http://www.ijme-journal.org  2008

    "The Art of Do Ho Suh: Traversing Two Cultures" International Journal of Multicultural Education [online], 10(1), http://www.ijme-journal.org  2008

    Book Chapter, "Critical Cultural Inquiry & Multicultural Art Education." In Creating Multicultural Communities Through Art and Music (2008). Published by VDM Verlag, Saarbrucken, Germany.

    Dissertation Monograph Vol 2 2007, "Art as a Political act: Expression of Cultural Identity, Self-Identity and Gender in the Work of Two Korean/Korean American Women Artists" Teachers College, Columbia University, Art and Art Education Program.

    "Asian American Art Associations in New York City" International Journal of Multicultural Education [online], 9(1), http://www.ijme-journal.org  2007

    "Angels on the Border: Religious Paintings by Mexican Immigrants."  Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education [online], 8(2)  2006
    http://www.eastern.edu/publications/emme/2006fall/art_review.html           

    "Conversations Through Art Within and Between Cultural Boundaries." Columbia University Teachers College, art education conference catalog.  2006

    "Digital Art and the Internet." Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education [online], 8(1), http://www.eastern.edu/publications/emme/2006spring/art_reviews.html

    Journal of Aesthetic Education, Vol. 39, No. 3, Fall 2005 published by the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, "Art as a Political Act: Expression of Cultural Identity, Self-Identity and Gender by Suk  Nam Yun and Yong Soon Min."  2005

    "Critical Cultural Inquiry & Multicultural Art Education." Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education, 7(2), http://www.eastern.edu/publications/emme/2005fall/caruso.html  2005

    "The Art of Quilting from Folk Art to Fine Art." Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education [online], 7(2), http://www.eastern.edu/publications/emme/2005fall/art_reviews.html

    "Kehinde Wiley's exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum - "Passing and Posing." Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education [online], 7(1),
    http://www.eastern.edu/publications/emme/2005spring/art-reviews.html

    Harvard University, Conference Abstract: "Art as a Political Act: Expression of Cultural Identity, Self-Identity and Gender in the Work of Two Korean/Korean American Women Artists," Ninth Annual Harvard Korean Graduate Studies Conference, Cambridge, MA.  2004

    Choi Caruso, H. Y.  "Art as a Political Act: Expression of Cultural Identity,
    Self-Identity and Gender in the Work of Two Korean/Korean American Women Artists." Columbia University. Doctoral Dissertation Abstracts International.  2004

    "Yankee Remix at Mass MoCA." Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education [online], 6(1), http://www.eastern.edu/publications/emme/2004spring/art_reviews.html

    "The Art of Suk Nam Yun: A Feminist Expression of Korean Women." Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education [online], 5(2),
    http://www.eastern.edu/publications/emme/2003fall/art_reviews.html  2003

    "Mural Painting as Public Art," Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education [online], 5(1) http://www.eastern.edu/publications/emme/2003spring/art_reviews.html  2003

    "Contemporary Art Commissions Exhibition at the Asia Society Museum," Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education [online], 4(1),
    http://www.eastern.edu/publications/emme/2002spring/art_reviews.html

    "Gender, Identity and Politics," Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education [online], 4(2), http://www.eastern.edu/publications/emme/2002fall/art_reviews.html

    Essay in the AAWAA fifty page catalog, entitled "Art, Identity and Life Experiences," Phoenix Gallery, Soho, NY, NY.  2000

    Cover art entitled "American Dream," for program brochures, Tenth Annual International Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education, Orlando, FL.  2000