Meng Tang was born and raised in China.  She earned her undergraduate degree at the Beijing  Film Academy, majoring in film production, with a focus on Cinematography.  She then earned  an MA in Media Art, with a focus on photography, at New York University.  In 2006, she  returned to China, to teach at the Beijing Film Academy.  In spring, 2008, she began studies at  the University of Minnesota for a Master of Fine Arts in Experimental New Media.  She received  her MFA degree two years later.  Meng Tang’s life has provided her with almost daily experiences in dealing with the cultural differences that inspire much of her work.  Her training  at NYU and the University of Minnesota released her from limitations that might have come from her traditional art training and experience.  She now works in many different media – including film, video installation, photography, sculpture, and performance art.  For each project, she selects the medium with which she can most clearly express her concept.  Drawing upon her own life and cultural experience, Meng currently creates works primarily on the topics of communication and gender.  Meng Tang has exhibited her works nationally and internationally. Her works have been collected by Korean Cultural Center in Beijing, and by many private collectors in the US and China.  She has curated five art shows,  published one translated book, four catalogues, and many articles.  



"I have always believed, and still believe, that artists who live and work with spiritual values cannot and should not remain indifferent to a conflict in which the highest values of humanity and civilization are at stake." PABLO PICASSO