Los Angeles, CA
Born and raised in the ancient city of Jinzhou, China, Menghan Qi (M.F.A., painting, 2016), received traditional art training from an early age. Today, her drawing, painting and installations involve strong personal confessions about her sense of spirituality, and her surroundings from the perspective of a foreigner living in America. Mining memories and media constructions of social expectations, Qi’s paintings are charged with a grotesque, allegorical quality. Her work has been widely exhibited in the U.S., Europe, Canada and China, and has been selected for inclusion in international art fairs including Heat Paris, Superfine!, Spectrum Miami and others. Qi currently resides in Los Angeles, California.