Mengqi Xu

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Food and Culture

  • Cross-culture Identity

210 Visual Arts Bldg

Mengqi Xu


Mengqi works in both 2D and 3D art including sculpture, jewelry, and photography. Each piece she designs tells a story and works to connect with the viewer on a personal level.

She got her BFA degree in Industrial Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her MFA degree in sculpture at Penn State.

She uses food culture as a metaphor for global issues and her own cross-culture identity. Her work invites people to experience the narrative, struggles, and cultures related to food, making them question how food and human behavior affect each other.

Collected Works