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Feixue Mei

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Email

Office

Fine Arts 128

Phone

660.562.1644

Joined Northwest in 2020


Assistant Professor


Education

  • MFA in Graphic Design; Virginia Commonwealth University
  • BFA in Graphic Design; Colorado State University
  • BFA in Visual Communications; Central China Normal University

Courses Taught

  • Intro to Digital Art Studio
  • Advanced Digital Art Studio
  • Print and Digital Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Digital Photography
  • Illustration
  • Internship
  • Package Design
  • Sequential Art
  • Design Studio
  • Graphic Design Senior Capstone
  • Senior Exhibition
  • Illustration for Designers

Academic Interests

Feixue Mei creates conceptual, iconic imagery, and rich narrative details. Her work explores publications, illustrations, sequential arts, videos, installations, and performances. Internet culture, animation, comics, Surrealism, and Chinese folk decorative art are among the influences that shaped her intricate style. Cultures and visuals migrate and go across geographical boundaries through the internet and social media. Fluid identity, foreignness, mistranslation, displacement, and the struggle to find one’s own community are important parts of her practice. By using adaptation, appropriation, and reproduction, She frees symbols and visuals from their original contexts and put them into new narratives. She makes the familiar become unfamiliar and open to various interpretations and meanings. With a strong desire to communicate, She believes in Maximalism - the philosophy of “more is more.” Information is overloaded on the internet, and we have many identities online and offline. Those identities and labels interact, struggle and fight with others and finally tell who we are.

Scholarly Activity

Feixue Mei is an artist, illustrator, and designer from China and based in Missouri, US. Her creative practice and research have been recognized by Printed Matter's Art Book Fairs, Singapore Art Book Fair, American Illustration (AI-AP), JIA Illustration Award, International Design Awards (IDA), Graphis, Creative Quarterly, Indigo Design Awards, Popular Culture Association, Transformative Works and Cultures among others. She and her work have been featured on Creative Boom, Aesthetica, Art & Education, and other press. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration, Palazzo Bembo in Italy, and NTU Centre for Contemporary Art in Singapore. She holds an MFA in Design with a concentration in Visual Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University, a BFA in Graphic Design from Colorado State University, and a BFA in Visual Communication Design from Central China Normal University. Currently, she is Assistant Professor in Graphic Design at Northwest Missouri State University.

Other Professional Activities

Mentor, AIGA NY Mentorship Program, New York, NY

Juror, Regional Congressional Art Contest, Kansas City, MO

Peer Reviewer, Transformative Works and Cultures, the Organization for Transformative Works

Reviewer, The One Club’s Online Portfolio Reviews, The One Club for Creativity, NY