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Renowned Chinese calligrapher and painter MIKE MEI melds his mastery of the ancient calligraphic arts with contemporary perspective and innovation. His work has been featured in over 25 solo shows in cities such as New York, Chicago, and Boston, as well as Beijing, China and other places. He was commissioned to create a tablet of his calligraphy which is displayed at the gateway of Chinatown in Boston. He wrote 2000 different styles of the Chinese character “longevity” which was carved in marble in China. This is the most styles written of the character “shau”, meaning longevity, in the world. Mei’s work has been publicized in several books including, Book of Mike Mei’s Calligraphy, (2008), 3 Steps Can Master The Clerical Script (2010) and Mike Mei’s Poems (2015). His work is mentioned in ten books including, The Chinese Painting and Calligraphy of Well-Known Artists.
Mike Mei teaches Chinese art in Brandeis University and has given courses
and lectures at institutions including Harvard University, MIT, Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts, Wellesley College, and the Art Institute of Boston, as well as universities and museums in China. In addition, he has lectured and taught classes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Peabody Essex Museum, and the Worcester Art Museum. His works are collected by museums and dignitaries worldwide, including the President of Taiwan, Ma Ying-Jiu, and the Peabody Essex Museum. He is a graduate of Guangzhou Normal University, now known as Guangzhou University.
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