Jamie Kwan’s research focuses on the art of the Northern Renaissance. Her dissertation, “From Flanders to Fontainebleau: the Flemish presence in the French Renaissance,” examines the role Flemish art and artists played in shaping the visual culture of France from the reign of Henri II to that of Henri IV. Specific topics of interest include the rise of genre imagery in France, the intersection of court and bourgeois art, the exchange between French and Flemish print networks, and the movement of artists in the wake of the religious and political turmoil of the late 16th century.
Outside of European art, her interests also include Qing dynasty Jesuit art and Cantonese export painting of the 18th and 19th centuries, about which she has presented at conferences in Shanghai and Oxford.
Jamie received her M.A. from Princeton University in 2015 and holds an B.A. from Stanford University, where she majored in art history. She has held internships at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Huntington Library, and Musée Rodin. Most recently, she curated the show Wrestling with Demons: Fantasy and Horror in European Prints and Drawings at the Huntington Library.