Born in Denver, Jacob Trujillo’s interest in looking at drawings and paintings with occasional sketching flourished. In high school, his first introduction into art history came from an AP class offered, and he received his highest AP score on this class’s exam. He has already completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a studio art minor but has returned to University of Colorado Denver to pursue a BA in Art History. He will graduate in 2019 on the Dean’s List. His scholarly interests include the evolution of Christian iconography, contemporary Asian art culture and its political implications, and Italian Renaissance sculpture and painting. He is currently writings his thesis on Confucian perspectives in the evolution of Chinese portraiture from the Zhou through Qing dynasties, and how the loss of strict Confucian social hierarchy in the 20th century allowed Chinese avant-garde work to flourish.