Jean L. Kares
Jean L. Kares is an artist and curator as well as an independent scholar, art history instructor, writer and editor. She holds a BA in Studio Art from Western Washington University and a MFA in Asian Art with a focus on China from UBC. Much of her collage-based artwork is informed by Asian art and aesthetics, with an emphasis on hand dyeing and low-tech textile-patterning techniques. Her teaching interests range from ancient tombs to contemporary art, with a particular predilection for the Song and early Qing dynasties of China and Asia’s rich textile traditions.