Haoying (Ivy) Huang
Haoying (Ivy) Huang is a second-year MODA student who focuses on the intersection of art history and philosophy, particularly conceptual art (and conceptualism) in relation to the philosophy of language.
With her training in philosophy, she explores topics of representation, repetition, and acts of languaging in contemporary cultural productions. Inspired by philosophers including Wittgenstein, Foucault, and Deleuze, she continues to expand her interests in phenomenology and aesthetics at Columbia.
She currently works as an in-house curatorial essay writer for YveYANG Gallery, a gallery located in Downtown Manhattan. Prior to entering Columbia, she assisted the Curator of Time-Based Media at the Smithsonian American Art Museum for eight months. She has held positions at Freeman’s Auction, Agora Gallery, Winston Art Group, Frieze NY, The Armory Show, and TEFAF New York.
She graduated summa cum laude from Hamilton College with departmental honors in Art History and Philosophy and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in 2021. She was a recipient of the Squires Prize in Philosophy (awarded to the graduating senior with the highest grade) and the Robert Leet Patterson Prize Scholarship in Philosophy.