Zhuolun Xie is a Ph.D. student in Chinese art in the Department of Art and Archaeology. Her research concerns the histories of Chinese Buddhist painting and material culture from the Yuan (1279–1368) to the Ming (1368–1644) periods, with particular attention to their cross-regional East Asian contexts. Her other interests include the circulation of artistic and artisanal knowledge, workshop production, and the historiography of eccentricity in art theory.
Zhuolun received her M.A. in Asian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her thesis studies the iconographical, narrative, and social-literary formations of a hitherto little-studied painting that falls within the Chinese pictorial tradition of "Searching in the Mountains," currently in the collection of the Berkeley Art Museum. She also holds a B.A. (summa cum laude) in Art History from Boston College. She has held curatorial and research internship positions at museum institutions in North America and Asia, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the McMullen Museum of Art.