Mengnan Qu

Rooted in the connections between Chinese and Canadian culture, Mengnan Qu’s conceptual work evokes personal experience and memory and the memory of objects themselves. A graduated from the BFA program at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University and holds an MFA from State University of New York at New Paltz. Qu captures every day life and presents them in thoughtfully detailed jeweler/metalsmith work.


With a unique perception of reality, a sensitive eye and mind, Qu’s body of work exercises due diligence of the interconnections and differences between Eastern and Western societies in a subtle and powerful way.

Mengnan’s work has been exhibited and published in Europe, Asia and North America including National Museum of Decorative Arts, Madrid, Spain (2023) Craft Ontario Gallery, Toronto, Canada (2023), Beijing International Jewellery Exhibition, Beijing, China (2022) SNAG New York Jewellery Week Exhibition, New York, NY, USA (2021) and Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, UK (2021). She is currently teaching in the jewelry department and NSCAD.


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