Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker, Professor of Asian Art History, holds the Carver Chair in East Asian Studies, and is Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Mills College. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, for which she researched the texts and sculptural reliefs of the Kiratarjuniyam and Arjunawiwaha in South and Southeast Art and Architecture. Her early work focused on traditional Indian and Indonesian art. Milford-Lutzker has received senior fellowships from the American Institute for Indian Studies (AIIS), the Smithsonian Institute, and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to study contemporary South Asian art focusing on the work of women artists in India. In 2012, she was an NEH fellow at the Institute for Asian American Art, New York University. In 1997, she curated Women Artists of India: A Celebration of Independence, an exhibition of the art of fifteen women artists that was part of India’s celebration of fifty years of independence from British colonial rule. She has curated exhibitions of the art of Mayumi Oda, Narae Mochizuki, Micah Schwaberow, Wang Chang-Chieh, Pallavi Sharma, Brenda Louie, and Zarina Hashmi. Among her publications are exhibition catalogues, articles and reviews that have appeared in Artibus Asiae, Art Journal, Artweek, Woman’s Art Journal, Journal of Asian Studies, New Asia Review, and others. She serves on the Advisory Committee for the Society for Asian Art of the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, and is on the Commission for Asian Contemporary Art, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.
Milford-Lutzker is the moderator for the Artists’ Roundtable: Sites.