Kajiya Kenji is an art historian who specializes in 20th-century art in the United States and Japan. He is associate professor of representation studies at the University of Tokyo and director of the Oral Art History Archives of Japanese Art. He received his PhD in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. His book manuscript, Color Field Painting in the Cultural Context of America, explores how Color Field painting negotiated contemporary art, design, and culture in the United States. He is a co-editor of From the Postwar to the Postmodern, Art in Japan 1945-1989: Primary Documents (2012) and 12-volume Selected Art Writings of Nakahara Yusuke, which started being published in 2011 and will be completed in 2016.