Before beginning her Ph.D. in Art History, Christine Starkman was Curator and Head of the Asian Art department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) (2000-2016) where she established the dedicated galleries of Asian art. She completed two site-specific commissions with contemporary artist Do Ho Suh and Cai Guo Qiang and also co-organized with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art two high-profile exhibitions: Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) (2014) and Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Art from Korea (2009).
Christine plans to specialize in modern and contemporary art from Asia. Christine was recently in Seoul, Korea as an International Research Fellow at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, 2017 Summer. She researched and presented a paper on the artist archive of the contemporary artist, Bahc Yiso. In January 2017, Starkman received an invitation to be Visiting Scholar at University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies.