MENG DU (b.1986, Beijing, China) 

Graduated from the Graphic Design program of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (B.F.A.) in 2008 and the Digital Art program at the department of  Glass Program of Rochester Institute of Technology (M.F.A.) in 2013. Currently, she is living and working in Beijing. Her work has continued to exhibit in China, Europe, and in the United States. Her recent exhibitions include: The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa at Shiinoki Cultural Complex, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan (2016); Flow Grow: 2015 Qingdao Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition at Qingdao (2015) and Design Shanghai 2013 City of Craft and Design at Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2013). In June 2016, she had her first solo exhibition in New York: Meng Du: The Climb, The Fall at Fou Gallery, New York (2016). She recently won the The Honorable Mention for The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2016.

Meng Du is interested in preserving memories and keeping a record of them so they do not fade over time. With a natural instinct to extract meaning from narrative, she also wants to show memories in decay, as a way of memorializing them and showing the process of their slow disappearance from our consciousness. She incorporates the drawings and found objects, which come from her 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 she does not want to let go of.

Artist’s website: www.mengduwork.com

 

杜蒙(b.1986, 中国北京)

2008年本科毕业于中央美术学院设计学院,视觉传达专业。2013年毕业于美国罗切斯特理工大学玻璃专业,并作为驻地艺术家留校,目前工作和生活在北京。她的作品经常参加美国,中国,以及欧洲等地的国际展览并屡获奖项。近期展览包括:金沢国际玻璃展(石川县四国文化中心,日本,2016),流变:2015年青岛当代玻璃艺术展(青岛,2015),上海艺术设计展(上海设计博物馆,上海,2013)等。2016年6月她在否画廊举办个展《杜蒙:退火》。她近日荣获金沢国际玻璃大赏2016优秀奖。

杜蒙始终关注对记忆的保存与记录,以免它们随时间的流逝而消退。凭借能够从故事中提取意义的天生敏感性,杜蒙展现记忆衰变的过程,呈现它们如何从潜意识里缓慢消失,变为纪念记忆本身的一种方式。她将来速写和插画手法融入到对玻璃的表层处理及图像制作工艺之中,并加入来自个体经验的现成品,以此再现她不愿丢失的,来自特定时空之下的乡愁跟记忆。

艺术家个人网站:www.mengduwork.com

 

Bibliography | 文献

Meng Du

Born 1986, Beijing, China

Lives and works in New York

 

EDUCATION

2013 M.F.A. Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Crafts, Glass Program, Rochester, NY

2008 B.A. Central Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, Visual Communication, Beijing, China

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION

2016

Meng Du: The Climb, The Fall, Fou Gallery, New York, 25 June–7 August, 2016.  (Brochure)

2013

Meng Du: Remembrance, Rochester Institute of Technology NTID Gallery, Rochester, New York, May 3–17, 2013.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

 

Tianyuan IGAF 2016 Glass & Ice, Tianyuan Glass Museum, Huailai, Hebei, 2016.

Art book in China, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, 2016.

The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan, 2016.

I Glass, Levant Art Gallery, Shanghai, 2016.

2015

Flow Grow, 2015 Qingdao Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition, Qingdao, 2015.

In-visibilia, Gallery 1975, Rochester, 2015.

2014

Material from the Heart, EGG Gallery, Beijing, 2014.

Young & Loving!, S12 Gallery, Bergen, 2014.

4&1, University Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, 2014.

Unexpected Imagery, Gallery R, Rochester, 2014.

2013

Design Shanghai 2013 City of Craft and Design, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 2013.

2012

The Creative Process: from Ideation to Realization, Gallery R, Rochester, 2012.

2009

Outstanding Student Thesis Works of Central Academy of Fine Arts, 2009 ICOGRADA World Design Congress, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, 2009.

 

AWARDS

2014

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

2012

Third Place Award, 42nd Annual Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition, SeaGate Convention Center, Toledo, 2012.

2008

1st Prize of Graduation Project, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

 

杜蒙

1986,出生于北京,工作和生活在纽约州罗切斯特

 

教育

2013 艺术硕士,美国罗切斯特理工学院玻璃专业

2008 艺术学士,中央美术学院视觉传达专业

 

个展

2016

杜蒙:退火,否画廊,纽约,2016.6.25–8.7. (册页)

2013

杜蒙:念,罗切斯特理工大学NTID画廊,纽约州罗切斯特,2013.5.3–5.17.

 

群展

2016

2016日本金泽国际玻璃艺术展,金泽,2016.10.19- 10.31. (册页)

天元玻璃艺术节--玻璃&冰雪主题活动,天元玻璃艺术馆,河北省怀来县,2016.9.28-10.30.

abC艺术书展,上海二十一世纪民生美术馆,上海,2016.8.19-8.21.

IGLASS,阆风艺术画廊,上海,2016.9.20-11.3.

2015

流变:2015年青岛当代玻璃艺术展,青岛,2015.5.

In-visibilia,Gallery 1975,纽约州罗切斯特,2015.3.

2014

心物,EGG Gallery,北京,2014.9.

Young & Loving!, S12 Gallery,俾尔根,挪威,2014.8.

4&1,罗彻斯特理工大学画廊,纽约州罗切斯特,2014.2.

未期待的图景,Gallery R,纽约州罗切斯特,2014.2.

2013

2013上海艺术设计展,上海设计博物馆,上海,2013.12.

2012

RIT美国国家工艺系研究生展-创作的过程,Gallery R,纽约州罗切斯特,2012.12.

2009

ICOGRADA世界平面设计大会中央美术学院优秀毕业生作品展,中央美术学院美术馆,北京,2009.

 

奖项

2014

第43届玻璃艺术大会国际学生展览三等奖,Palmer House,芝加哥.

2012

第42届玻璃艺术大会国际学生展览三等奖,SeaGate会展中心,俄亥俄州托利多.

2008

中央美术学院设计学院毕业创作一等奖,北京.