About. CV. Email.
Projects                                                                     𓇢𓆸
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


Mei Zheng

B. 2001 New York City, NY

Lives and works in Providence, RI


2024 (Expected) Masters of Arts, 
Art Ed. Studies in Community Arts and Museum Education
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI

2023 Bachelors of Fine Arts, 
Studies in Industrial Design and Jewelry & Metalsmithing
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI

Select Group Exhibitions

2024-25(forthcoming) Intimate Oppositions, Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence, RI

2024 (forthcoming) RISD Grad Degree Show, Rhode Island Convention Centre, TLAD co-curator and participant, Providence, RI
Where Do We Come From and Where Will We Go?, Goethe-Institut Boston Gallery, Boston, MA 
New Urban Prints, New Urban Arts Gallery for Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) Print Conference, Providence, RI
to design with HOPE, Hope High Gallery, curator and participant, Providence, RI
Sharing is Embarrassing, New Urban Arts Gallery, Providence, RI

2023 Industrial Design Senior Thesis, RISD Industrial Design Gallery, co-curator and participant, Providence, RI
DISPERSE and EMERGE Senior Industrial Design Exhibition, Woods-Gerry Gallery, co-curator and participant, Providence RI
Steinbeisser and RISD Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Ambiguous Implements, Ewing Gallery, co-curator and participant, Providence, RI and Online
breath fellowship Residency, School of Embodied Praxis and Haus of Glitter, Online

2022 Queer and Trans Zinefest, The Steel Yard, Providence, RI
City of Providence Youth Climate Summit Solo Artist, Farm Fresh Public Installation and Activation, Providence, RI
Of Soiled Bodies, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI
Color of My Land, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI

2021 Darien Alumni Art Exhibition, Mather Homestead Gallery, Darien, CT
2019-2020 RISD Experimental Foundation Studies Triennial, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI and Online

Presentations. Press. Publications

2024 ‘Everytime We Say Her Name’: Kajette Solomon on Nancy Elizabeth Prophet: ‘I Will Not Bend An Inch’,
Co-authored with Ziare Greene and Samantha Hernandez at volume 1 (v.1) publication
‘Students in the Museum; Professional practice, experiential learning, and symbiotic impact’ Panel,
Co-presented with Ziare Greene at the RISD Museum

2023 ‘Stories from the citrus trees: An analysis of citrus fruit within contemporary art as a vehicle for care and memory,’ Artist interview and feature of Mei Zheng, Thesis Dissertation by UAL graduate and member of @humblesoup_, Severina Dico-Young
MOLD Magazine ‘Gifts From The Mandarin Tree’, Project Publication
‘Eating in Edo’ Guided Workshop, Co-led with Celine Lam and Wai Yee Chiong in the Asian Works on Paper Gallery at the RISD Museum
Brown University ‘(Re)Surfacing: Tracing Streams of Suppressed/Obscured/Razed Knowledge Zine’, Artist interview and feature of Jeffrey Yoo Warren, ‘How Did We Get Here? Almost Visions of Providence’s Lost Chinatown’, Co-authored with Shirine Saad and Arts Criticism
Maharam Fellowship 22’ Experience Panel, RISD Career Center
Social Practice: New Directions in Community-Engaged Art and Design, RISD Intercultural Student Engagement and Center for Complexity