Kuiyi Shen received his Ph.D. in Art History from Ohio State University. He has held teaching positions at Ohio State University, State University of New York, Rice University, and University of Oregon. Furthermore, he has curated numerous exhibitions on Chinese art in American museums. He is a prolific writer and has written many exhibition catalogues, edited a number of books, published over 20 articles, and has eight forthcoming publications. While at Stanford, he plans to work on a book project called "The Cold and Sour Official: Wu Changshi's Art and the Struggle with modernity."