Andreas Marks

Japanese and Korean Art

Curator of Japanese and Korean Art

Japanese and Korean Art Department Head
Director of the Clark Center at Mia

portrait of Andreas Marks

Andreas oversees Mia’s renowned collection of Japanese and Korean art. He came to Mia from the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture, in California, where he was the director and chief curator for five years starting in 2008. The collection doubled during his tenure and garnered a global reputation for its singular connoisseurship before coming to Mia, along with Andreas, in 2013. He has written extensively about Japanese art, including Publishers of Japanese Prints: A Compendium, the first comprehensive reference work in any language on Japanese print publishers. In 2014 he received an award from the International Ukiyo-e Society in Japan for his research. He studied for his MA (2004) in East Asian Art History, Chinese Studies, and Psychology at the University of Bonn, in Germany, while managing international student recruitment fairs starting in 1993. He spent two years in Tokyo on research fellowships and received his PhD in Japanese Studies (2010) from Leiden University, in the Netherlands. He speaks German, is proficient in Japanese, and is a devoted collector with over 300 woodblock prints, hanging scrolls, and ceramics.

Contact: Alyssa Gregory, administrative assistant, at 612.870.3214,