Mei Chen is a New Zealand artist born in China, currently residing in Auckland. She holds an MFA from the Elam School of Fine Arts (2016) and a BFA from Elam (1999). Her art practice included installation, drawing and painting.
Chen’s calligraphy paintings blend Chinese art with abstract art. Her works merge abstraction with Chinese art in an innovative format that pushes the boundaries of what Chinese calligraphy could be.
She explores the visual dialogue between the notions of structure and randomness in the search for a balance between minimalism and expressionism. She applies brushstrokes, lines, dots, colours, and marks with a sense of order and infuses her art with dynamic energy.