Meng DU

Reference Reflection No.06
Glass, multimedia, silver
32 x 12 x 17.5 cm

Meng DU

Born in 1986

MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology
BA, Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing)

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)

2019, Embers, FOU Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2018, The Room, Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai, China

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

2022, Reborn, Werkspoor International Art Center, Utrecht, NL

2019, Mind the Gap, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, USA

Awards and Grants (Selected)

2016, Honorable Mention, The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2016, Japan

2014, Third Place Award, 43rd Annual Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition, Palmer House, Chicago, USA

There is a quiet beauty in the moment that triggers personal memories. I am interested in preserving memories and keeping a record of them so they do not fade over time. I also want to show memories in decay, as a way of memorializing them and showing the process of their slow disappearance from our consciousness. Collecting and drawing found objects are the ways I record my life. With a natural instinct to extract meaning from narrative, I also find these activities to be the inspiration of my work. I incorporate the drawings and illustrations, which come from my personal life experience into the surface treatment and imaging techniques of glass. To represent the nostalgic feeling and memories of certain times and places that I do not want to let go of.