Mengmeng Lu received her BFA in photography from the New York Film Academy and her MFA in Studio Art from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2019.
Untitled Still Life is a series of photographs that use various compositions to reveal a theater, a complexity that reflects the human condition in some way. Elements such as the cutout images of the photographer's great grandmother, who was a bound feet lady, and curved yellow squash are the main characters to explore the relationship between absence and transformation. How does the camera play the role of picturing absence and memorializing the body? What does time do to the organic material? These photographs would be the answers.