Mei-ling was born in Hong Kong and lived there until she moved to Oakland in 2008 to attend California College of the Arts, where she received her BFA with high distinction. Her acceptance into CCA’s Individualized Major allowed her the unique opportunity to craft her own interdisciplinary education, drawing from diverse disciplines such as animation, print- and book-making, textiles, painting, metal and community arts. Her recent works exploring the nature of time and labour through the stitch has shown in galleries across the Bay Area and Beijing, China.
Mei-ling currently works part-time at one of San Francisco’s best known contemporary art museums, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as a temporary administrator for their Youth Arts Program, as well as at an experimental project space, IcTus Gallery, located in the Mission District of San Francisco, where she facilitates and coordinates upcoming exhibitions. When not working, she stitches at home in her studio with her three cats. Her work can be found and seen on her online portfolio.
This blog, Works in Progress, aims to track the several ongoing projects Mei-ling is working on. This is mostly for the benefit of herself and also anyone who happens to be interested.