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EDUCATION

 

MFA Design, Visual Communications

VCUarts, Richmond, VA

2010

BFA Illustration, Communication Arts

VCUarts, Richmond, VA

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: CuriosityHQ

Design, illustration and creative services studio.

ABBREVIATED CLIENT LIST

Nature’s Recipe®, Angel’s Envy®, Farm Credit Mid America, Louisville Metro Housing Coalition, HBO®, Kentucky State Parks, Wachovia Bank, Allstate®, Cracker Barrel, The Gap®, VA Lottery, Kellogg’s, Altria, Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, VCU School of the Arts, The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, University of Louisville

RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS


AIGA National Design Conference, Pasadena, CA

Humana Digital Experience Center, Louisville, KY

College of Art, Architecture + Design at Mississippi State University

Southeastern College Art Conference, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Evansville Design Group, Evansville, IN

Windgate Center for Art and Design, University of Arkansas at Little Rock 

Stuckeman School College of Arts and Architecture, Penn State University

Herron School of Art & Design, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

School of Visual Art & Design, University of South Carolina

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

The Illustration Academy, 2004

Lorenzo de’Medici School of Art, Florence, Italy, 2003

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

VCUQ, Doha, Qatar

Visiting Designer Workshop

2009

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Assistant Professor

Design and Interaction

2019 - present

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Assistant Professor

Design and Interaction

2016 - 2019

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Assistant Professor

Design and Illustration

2015 - 2016

Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA

Assistant Professor

Design and Foundations

2011 - 2015

SELECT EXHIBITIONS & RESIDENCIES

2020

MicroGalleries (international juried)

Hedy, Cité Radieuse

Manila, Phillipines

Story Lines (national juried)

Potter Art Gallery

Missouri Western State University

Form, Line, Space, Shape (national juried)

Todd Art Gallery

Middle Tennessee State University

 

2019

MicroGalleries International Artist Collective 2019

Selected as one of 50 international artists.

Solo Exhibition New in Lou: Drawn Daily

Windgate Center of Art + Design

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, AR

ThinkSmall10 (national juried)

Artspace Gallery.

Richmond, VA

Positive / Negative 34

Juror: Ann Meisinger, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

TYPO / TOPO

ETSU Slocumb Galleries

Johnson City, TN

Solo Exhibition: Meena Khalili, Works on Paper

NOD Gallery

Louisville, KY

 

Gateway Arch National Park Poster

Gateway Arch National Park

St. Louis, MO

 

SheVotes100

Suffragette 

National Exhibition curated by IBM Global Leader, Design Principal Liz Kiehner

2018

fu:bar 2018 Glitch Art Festival (international juried)

Hedy

Zagreb, Croatia 

Letterform Archive

Research Residency

San Francisco, CA

dOGUMENTA (national juried)

Los Angeles, CA

 

Solo Exhibition: TYPO/TOPO

Sheherazade Gallery

Louisville, KY

 

SECAC National Juried Exhibition

Tramp/Trump

UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts

 

ART280 National Juried Exhibition

New in Lou 365

Huntington Museum of Art

Lebowskiland

Land Gallery, Portland, OR

Kentucky Parks & Crafts Project

Jenny Wiley State Park Poster

Benefitting Kentucky Parks Foundation

 

Gold For A Silver Situation

Gallery5, Richmond, VA

 

Permanent Collection

New in Lou 365 selected pieces

Omni Louisville

 

ArtLink Contemporary Gallery (juried)

TypoFilm

Fort Wayne, IN

2017

Permanent Collection

Lassen Volcanic National Park Poster

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

 

Type Hike (national juried) 

Lassen Volcanic National Park Poster

  • Chicago Design Museum, Chicago, IL

  • Type Director’s Club, NYC

  • The Southern Gallery, SC

  • Witchita State University, KS

  • Mississippi State University, MS

 

12th National Juried Exhibit: Art of Protest (national juried)

I Will Gladly Lend You My Copy

Imago Gallery. Warren, RI

 

MicroGalleries (international juried)

TypoFilm

Jakarta, Indonesia

Solo Exhibition: @newinlou365

Wakeley Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL

 

Creative Quarterly 47 (international juried)

I Will Gladly Lend You My Copy

The Journal of Art & Design, NYC

ThinkSmall9 (national juried)

Artspace Gallery

Richmond, VA

2016

Type Hike (national juried)

Lassen Volcanic National Park Poster 

  • Laguna Beach, CA

  • Portland, OR

 

TYPOMANIA 2016 (international juried)

gesture. signal. direct.

Moscow, Russia

 

AIGA Poster Show (national juried)

“Trump in Farsi”, “I Will Gladly Lend You My Copy”

  • CoRK Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

  • Jacksonville Public Library, Jacksonville, FL

2015

Microgalleries (international juried)

  • Body of Evidence, artist book.

  • Bali, Indonesia

  • Norwa, Australia

 

Solo Exhibition: Kinetic TypoGraphy

Works on paper, projected animations. 

Artspace Gallery.

Richmond, VA

 

ThinkSmall8 (national juried)

Artspace Gallery.

Richmond, VA


Remaking Language

Collaborative works on paper. 

  • Corridor Gallery, Western Kentucky University

  • Meredith Gallery, Virginia State University

Ficciones Typografika

Comfort Is The Enemy

Digital, print and wheat paste.

Curated typographic works published by Erik Brandt.

Minneapolis, MN

2014

The RVA Guide To Those Who Ride (national juried)

Chattanooga Public Library, Permanent Collection

FONZ, Friends of the National Zoo

Washington, DC

 

Capital One Headquarters

Richmond, VA

2013

US & China Typographic Poster Exchange (international juried)

  • International Exhibition Center of DaLian City in China

  • Gallery of Beijing Institute Of Graphic Communication, China 

  • Gallery of Institute of Fine Arts of  ShanTou University, China 

  • Gallery5, Richmond, VA, USA

  • VCUarts MoB + Storefront, Richmond, VA, USA

 

ThinkSmall 7 (national juried)

Artspace Gallery.

Richmond, VA

2012

Mütter Museum, Skull Appreciation Exhibition (national juried)

Philadelphia, PA

 

Visual Arts Center Gallery

Body of Evidence, book art.

Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA

2011

AIGA Grade 6 Awards Show 2011 (juried)

Virginia Historical Society

Richmond, VA

 

Skull Appreciation Day Exhibition (national juried)

Gallery5

Richmond, VA

 

Richmond Illustrator’s Annual Juried Show

Ghostprint Gallery

Richmond, VA

2010

Applied Arts Magazine Winners Exhibition (international juried)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

Word Play (national juried)

  • Scene Metrospace, Detroit, Michigan

  • Gallery5, Richmond, VA

  • Art at 12, Boston, MA

SELECT AWARDS

  • 2019 National Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement in Graphic Design,  Southeastern College Art Conference

  • Great Meadows Foundation Grant Award 2018

  • Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research Grant 2018

  • AIGA The Show - BEST IN SHOW 2017

  • AIGA The Show Award 2017

  • AIGA The Show Award 2017

  • AIGA The Show Award 2016

  • AIGA GRADE 7 Award 2013

  • AIGA GRADE 6 Award 2011

  • Applied Arts Magazine 2010

  • Robert and Joye Ledford Graduate Scholarship 2009

  • Graduate Art Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University 2008

PUBLICATIONS & OUTSTANDING PRESS

Uppercase Magazine

Issue #44, January - March 2020

Drawn Daily series feature in the popular international publication based in Calgary, showcasing the newest in commercial art and design.

Speaker: AIGA National Conference, Pasadena, CA

Female Leadership in Higher Education

Typografika: 1642

Publisher: Formist Edition 18, Editor: Mark Gowing, Pages: 624, Format: Paperback, Size: 210 x 300 mm

Redefining Creativity: Multi-Layered Collaboration in Art and Art Historical Practice. 

Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Type Hike: A Retrospective

Monograph. Lassen Volcanic National Park poster. This retrospective book features the first three Type Hike series; NPS 100, Shores, and Alphabeast. 114 pages, Digital Print, 8.5” x 12”, Published by Type Hike at University of Texas Press. First Edition, 2017.

 

Precognitive Universe of Emergent Desire. 

Ubercorp Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-9960912-4-4

dOGUMENTA received accolades and press from the following publications online and in print: New York Times, New York Post, artnet, W Magazine, Newsweek, InsideArt.com, Smithsonian Magazine, L.A. Times.

 

The Type Hike project and Lassen poster received accolades and press from the following publications online and in print: Fast Company Design, Communication Arts Magazine, Dwell, How Design, Type Magazine, Escape Kit, AIGA, The All Night Listening Post, Etapes, Lonely Planet, and Thought on Site.

SELECT INTERVIEWS

The Quickie Podcast

The Quickie Podcast for Graphic Designers. Dave Hopkins interviews talented Graphic Designers, Illustrators, and Creative Directors, quickly - usually 30 minutes or less. Freelancers to creatives at world-renown businesses and agencies, about their wins, their fails, lessons learned, what inspires them, and the story about how they even got there. Web. https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-quickie-interviews-for-graphic-designers/id1463743075

DESIGN DEDUX Podcast

The DESIGN DEDUX™ Podcast is a professional broadcast quality podcast exploring art and design studies for educators, mentors, students, and practitioners that are pursuing success in their work. Hosted by Pete Bella, University of Central Arkansas. Web. petebella.com/013-informed-by-the-things-around-us-with-meena-khalili-s1e5/

 

Design EDU Today Podcast.

Gary Rozanc, interviewer. Interview for the podcast out of University of Maryland highlighting UX UI and web technologies. “The Education of an I-Shaped versus T-Shaped Student with Meena Khalili” Web. designedu.today/episodes/e057-the-education-of-an-i-shaped-versus-t-shaped-student-with-meena-khalili.html

Design Recharge, Meena Khalili // New in Lou 365

“Meena is an illustrator, and design professor who is has one hand in the digital world and one hand in the physical world. She will be talking about her 365 project that transformed her style and has turned into a traveling show...” Web. itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/design-recharge/id1122977131?mt=2

 

University of Louisville News

https://louisville.edu/art/news/profesor-meena-khalili-brings-type-hike-to-louisville

 

By Design Webcast.

Hebah Albdelqader, interviewer. Interview for the webcast out of Los Angeles, California highlighting designers and artists of diverse ethnicity. Web. http://www.hebahbydesign.com/6-2/

 

Creative South Podcast.

Jason Frostholm, interviewer. Interview for the weekly podcast out of Mobile, Alabama ranging in topics about design and creativity, which targets designers working in the American South. Web. https://creativesouthpodcast.simplecast.fm/d7c6cdb1

 

Connectivisim and Using Social Media in Art Education.

Cindy Hasio, Ph.D., Art Institute of Fort Worth. 

Art Education Journal. Print. 

 

Style Weekly Magazine, Everyday Uniforms — Amanda Dall Villa Adams. Print and web.

styleweekly.com/richmond/everyday-uniforms/Content?oid=1950255

 

Design Recharge, A Designer Who Chooses Quality & Craft 
“Meena Khalili walks us through her recent design project, Chuck Scalin’s “Body of Evidence” where she discusses the choices that made quality and craftmanship key.” Web.

youtube.com/watch?v=2xHQSK5O6Ao

 

Design Recharge, Scooter Sketchbook Adventures
“Meena Khalili travels in the summer on her Genuine Stella scooter and records her adventures in her sketchbooks. She shares why she does it and how these adventures effect her creativity the rest of her year.” Web. designrecharge.org/archives/2013/dr09042013.html

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