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Library Gallery Book Exhibition | MCAD

Library Gallery Book Exhibition | MCAD

Qiuwen Li’s work showed up in the MCAD Library Gallery, running from August to October.  

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STA 100 Competition | The Society of Typographic Arts

STA 100 Competition | The Society of Typographic Arts

Qiuwen’s works Beyond Screens has won and featured in STA 100 Competition and Exhibition. First launched in 1978 by The Society of Typographic Arts, The STA 100 competition is returning to recognize the 100 most exceptional graphic design works by designers, agencies, and professional freelancers from around the world. For…

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QIUWEN LI / TRACTORWORKS

QIUWEN LI / TRACTORWORKS

This month, graphic designer Qiuwen Li, MFA ’16, has several pieces on display at Minneapolis’ TractorWorks building in the North Loop neighborhood of downtown. Once a John Deere tractor factory, the prominent office building is a piece of fascinating Minneapolis history. “Renovations boast polished concrete, frosted glass,…

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Project Passion

Project Passion

Qiuwen’s works Randomness and Untitled are featured in this great show opening on February 1! Project Passion is an exhibition celebrating the self-initiated work of graphic designers everywhere. Reception: February 1, 7:00 p.m. For more details visit this site.

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Third Thursday: A Wintry Mix

Third Thursday: A Wintry Mix

During this month’s Third Thursday event, Alex Mitchell and Qiuwen Li will be hand illustrating gift tags at the The Store, Mia(Minneapolis Institute of Art)’s swank gifts and goods shop. For more details visit this site. The following images show the whole making process.    

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Studio Visit / Roman Verostko

Studio Visit / Roman Verostko

It was my honor and pleasure to be invited to visit Roman Verostko’s experimental studio in Minneapolis. Roman Verostko is an American artist and educator who creates code-generated imagery, known as algorithmic art. Check Roman’s work, click here. Roman’s work unleashing the computer’s processing powers…

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TA / Typography I

TA / Typography I

I’m a TA for the course Typography I this semester and the following images show our first in class critique. This project explores counterform abstraction and emotive communication using the tools/sheets provided or drawing from observation using only pencils, mechanical pens, or black ink. The goal for this…

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Qiuwen @ MCAD Library Gallery

Qiuwen @ MCAD Library Gallery

Qiuwen Li has a solo show up in the MCAD Library Gallery, running from September 21st to October 11th. Li is a graphic designer in her second year in the MFA program, for this project she designed QR codes which link to her random poetry…

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The Meeting Waters

The Meeting Waters

Qiuwen’s work is featured in this great show opening tonight! Uniting artists from disparate sources, The Meeting Waters explores the possibilities of physical and psychological spaces in flux. Reception: Friday, August 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

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Featured in HALLWAYS

Featured in HALLWAYS

Qiuwen’s work is featured in the exhibition– Hallways: Encounters in a Narrow Space with Light, Sound and Objects. This exhibition sought to defy expectations brought by the white gallery cube by bringing the art show out into the hallways of the Casket Arts Building in the North East Minneapolis Art District….

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