Lulu Meng, a Brooklyn-based artist whose conceptual-based practice brings about works in installations, objects, digital media, drawings, and photography questions what it is to be an individual living in modern society and what connects people. Switching career path from chemical engineering to costume design, having lived and worked in different cities and countries, Meng currently lives and works in New York City as an artist. Through their conceptual-based practice, Meng materializes their reflection toward the push and pull between an individual’s tendency to be unique and the coexisting longing to belong to a community.
Their exhibitions include Sentiment, SFA Projects, New York, NY (2021); Windows to the World, CADAF Art Fair (2020); Real Fairy Tale, Spring Break Art Show, New York, NY (2019); Urban Tribes- Urban Caravan, New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, New York (2019); Real Fairy Tale, Gallery MoMo, Tokyo, Japan (2019); Totality, Bamboo Garden, New York, New York (2019); Tailbone, 47 Canal Gallery, New York, NY (2018); WUNDERKAMMER, Museo El Castillo, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia (2018); Bronx Calling: The fourth AIM Biennial, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (2017); Delicate Failure, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY (2017); Collective Memory, Cloud Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan (2017); Rewoven, QCC Art Gallery, Oakland Gardens, NY (2017) ; Roaming Realities, William Harris Gallery, Rochester, NY (2016); Being Here, Cuchifritos Gallery&Project Space, New York, NY (2015); The Moments, Hall of Science Museum, Queens, NY (2015); Picture Books, Power Plant Gallery, Durham, NC (2014).
Their residencies and awards include Sculpture Space, Utica, NY (2022-upcoming); Anaba Project (2021); mhPROJECT nyc (2019); Curatorial Program for Research (CPR), New York, NY (2019); Artist in the Marketplace Residency, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (2016); Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, New York Foundation for the Arts (2016); Experimental Film Virginia, Cape Charles, VA (2016); NY Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, NY (2015); Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (2015); Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA (2015); DordtYart Residency, Dordrecht, Netherlands (2014); Waasland Artistic Projects, Sint-Niklass, Belgium (2013).
Meng holds a B.A. in Drama and Theater from National Taiwan University and a M.F.A. in Photography, video and related media from Rochester Institute of Technology.