MA with Distinction, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 2020
BA with Honors, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2018
Grace Han is a PhD student (Art History - Film and Media Studies focus) at Stanford University. Prior to her studies at Stanford, she has been selected for Campus Movie Fest at Cannes, Cineuropa's GoCritic! at Animafest Zagreb, and is the recipient for the Society for Animation Studies' Maureen Furniss Best Student Paper Award - 2019. Her MA dissertation at The Courtauld, "Coding the Unconscious," claims that artificial and natural languages are linked to the unconscious through software theory’s obfuscation principle. Using Jon Rafman's 2013-15 video trilogy on Anonymous, the thesis argues that the Post-Internet spectral experience is located not within the browser or the gallery, but within the home.
This idea of "home" largely informs her research, as she considers the overarching theme of 'animation and the everyday.' She's currently thinking through animated mediations of day-to-day living in slice-of-life, cybernetic subcultures, and emerging technologies.