MFA, Burren College of Art
New Generation Gallery 2016
Taiwanese-American artist hailing from Seattle. I paint, draw, and talk to strangers. I use origami as a ritual to explore personal narratives, searching for what it means to find connection in a world that grows smaller yet more alienating by the minute. My work explores themes of immigration, displacement, and finding belonging. I’m inspired by folklore and mythology, travel and couch-surfing.
More info about Melanie Lan at http://www.melanielan.com/