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Pengyu Chen

Assistant Professor

Born in Taipei city in Taiwan.
Graduated from the Doctoral Degree Program of the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences of Art and Design, University of Tsukuba, in 2017 (PhD, Art and Design).
Chen’s research subject is the impact of paper characteristics toward painting techniques in ink painting.
She is a member of the Soga-kai (Association of Japanese Painting).





Tadahiko Emura

Assistant Professor

Born in Okayama city, Okayama Prefecture.
Graduated from the Doctoral Degree Program of the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences of Art and Design, University of Tsukuba, in 2012 (PhD, Art and Design).
Emura specializes in sculpture using traditional Kanshitsu techniques by Urushi lacquer, with a focus on the theory and modern history of sculpture from the creator’s perspective. He is a member of Shinseisaku.





Suzanne Mooney

Assistant Professor

Born in Dublin, Ireland.
Mooney graduated from the Doctoral Degree Program of the graduate school of Tama Art University in 2014 (PhD, Art).
Active in Europe and Asia, Mooney’s arts practice and research examine how representations of landscape in visual arts can reflect the lived-space of our contemporary culture, exploring issues of globalization, urbanization and the effects of technological developments on our societies.
She is a member of the Association for Cultural Typhoon and Visual Artists Ireland.