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Memory Works, With All Their Love
Smoky Oolong Table
Not My First TimeA Lesson
Gifts of the Mandarin Tree
Altars of Soft Rests

Photography & Print
Nassau, Bahamas
Kanazawa, Japan                       𓄰
Text & Image

Writing & Interviews

Artist Statement

Teaching Statement & Portfolio


Artist Statement

B. 2001 New York City, NY

    Mei Zheng is a first-generation Chinese American artist-designer-educator whose practice commits to a love that is steadily healing.

    Using sculpture, food, printmaking, and other media, they craft new considerations in memory work and archives through the built environment and rituals they inhabit. Mei invites conversations about one's transnational and diasporic history, familial storytelling conventions, and newfound intimacies within remaking. Zheng aims to bring people closer from a distance to see one's humanness and remembrance.

   They hold an MA in Art Education from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and a BFA in Industrial Design from RISD. Mei has exhibited in group exhibitions domestically and featured writing in literary arts and food publications.

Impromptu portrait: Ziare Greene (2024).
Mandarin trees from Awaji, Japan (2023).
Hondamachi, Kanazawa (2023).