Kim-Trang Tran

Professor of Art
Suzanne Ely Muchnic '62 and Paul D. Muchnic Endowed Professorship in Art

Department: Art
Office Phone: (909) 607-4438
Personal Website:
Kim-Trang Tran

Academic History

  • B.F.A. University of Iowa
  • M.F.A. California Institute of the Arts

Areas of Expertise

Experimental Video Art, New Media, Media Studies

Personal Interests

  • Vision/visuality and perception
  • Genetic engineering and biotechnology
  • Community activism
  • Women and labor
  • Identity politics

Selected Research and Publications

Selected Exhibition: Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Flaherty Seminar, REDCAT, World Wide Video Festival

Awards and Honors

  • 2009 COLA Individual Artist Fellowship, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
  • 2006 Durfee Foundation
  • 2003 California Community Foundation Mid-career Artists Fellowship
  • 2001 Rockefeller Foundation Film/Video/Multimedia Fellowship
  • 2000 Dufree Foundation

Courses Taught

  • Junior Fellowship in the Humanities Institute
  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Senior Seminar in Media Studies
  • Advanced Web Projects
  • Introduction to Video
  • Intermediate Video
  • Advanced Video
  • Women, Work and Alternative Media Seminar
  • Senior Seminar & Projects in Studio Art
  • Advanced Senior Seminar & Projects in Studio Art
  • Beginning 3D