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.
Khalili's work has been shown at the Type Director’s Club of New York, Chicago Design Museum, and galleries throughout North America, Canada, China, Indonesia, Australia and Moscow, with book art in the permanent collection at the VCU Libraries Special Collections and Archives. Her research crosses boundaries between traditional design and studio art practices and explores typography and language through design, illustration, moving image, and book art. She completed study at the Illustration Academy, and the LdM Institute in Florence, Italy, and finds inspiration in travel, culture, and her experience as a first generation Iranian-American.
In addition to her international exhibition schedule, she maintains an active speaking schedule with engagements and workshops held in Qatar, Italy, and throughout the U.S.
_artlink Regional Juried Exhibition, Fort Wayne, IN
_Gold for a Silver Situation, Richmond, VA
_Best in Show: AIGA Louisville, The Show
_TypoFilm, animated typographic work projection, Jakarta, Indonesia
_Type Directors Club, Chicago Design Museum, 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