Amy C. Riggs

Ph.D., 2017
Chinese Art


Amy is an art adviser to private collectors and institutions of various categories, with an emphasis on Impressionist, modern, contemporary, and Chinese art. After graduating from Princeton, Amy joined Christie’s New York where she helped clients with research, acquisition, selling, and curation until 2022.

In addition to her Ph.D. in art and archaeology from Princeton, Amy also received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, San Diego, an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University, and an M.A. in art history from both Columbia University and Princeton University. 

Selected Publications

“Imperial Treasures in the Hands of a Ming Merchant: Xiang Yuanbian’s Collection,” in Early Modern Merchants as Collectors (Visual Culture in Early Modernity), ed. Christina M. Anderson (Routledge, December 2016).

Artists’ biographies and catalogue entries in Chinese Painting on the Eve of the Communist Revolution: Chang Shu-chi and His Collection, ed. Julie Andrews and Kuiyi Shen (Stanford University Press, 2006).