MEENA KHALILI is a native of Washington, D.C. and Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville. She has a BFA in Illustration and received her MFA in Visual Communication + Graphic Design from VCUarts.
Ms. Khalili's work crosses boundaries between traditional design and studio art practices. Her research explores typography and language through multimodal media, and focuses on design, illustration, and book art. She is inspired by geography, impermanence, and her experiences as a first generation Iranian-American. She completed study at the Illustration Academy, and the LdM Institute in Florence, Italy.
Internationally, she maintains an active speaking, exhibition, and workshop schedule with work showing in China, Indonesia, Australia and Moscow, and speaking engagements and workshops throughout the U.S. and in Doha, Qatar.
_TypoFilm, animated typographic work projection, Jakarta, Indonesia
_Type Directors Club, Type Hike Exhibition
_Positive/Negative 32, National Juried Art Exhibition
_Creative Quarterly 47
_Creative South Podcast, Episode 64: Meena Khalili, Triple Threat
_Type Hike designer, Lassen Valley Volcanic Park Poster
_Remaking Language Project will be included in Redefining Creativity, published by Cambridge Scholars Press
_AIGA Louisville Design Week speaker, Cultivating Curiosity + Breaking Rules in Pursuit of Design
_Body of Evidence book art on display, Australia
_Body of Evidence book art is part of the permanent collection at the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries Special Collections & Archives
_US/China Typography Poster Exchange
_AIGA GRADE award for Excellence in Exhibition Design
_Illustration Award, Applied Arts Magazine