About

My name is
Meanz Chan 
(Mints)

aka

陳 明 敏

I am a Chinese American multimedia artist based in the Midwest.

Common themes in my work involve attempts to connect the intersections between my isolation, nostalgia and exploration of cultural identity.  Driven by growth, education and curiosity, my work is constantly evolving through exploration and experimentation.

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Photo by John Hennessey Baker, edit by me.
January 2019.

Frequent Collaborators:
John Hennessey Baker – Lighting, Photo Assistance
Eliana Lowry – Video, Photo Assistance, Model Direction

Clients I’ve worked with:
80/35 Music Festival
Art Terrarium
Deft
Des Moines Music Coalition
HCI Services: Art of Compassion
Hinterland Music Festival
Iowa Public Radio
Redd Recording
Young Women’s Resource Center
On Pitch
Station 1

Bands I’ve photographed live:
Ancient Posse
Band of Horses
Courtney Barnett
Future Islands
Lizzo
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
Neko Case
Phantogram
Shakey Graves
Thao Nguyen
etc.

Artists I have worked with:
Lily DeTaye
Macho Manson
MAIDS
The Smoking Flowers

Past Co-founder of:
Des Moines Girl Gang / @dsmgirlgang

Currently:
Designer at Webspec and Freelance Artist

Past Exhibitions:

Art of Compassion Site Specific Installation
The Hall  / HCI Services / Des Moines, Iowa / August 2018 – October 2018

Nasty Boys Collaborative Show
Mars Cafe / Des Moines, Iowa / July 2018

Panic Art! Collaborative Show
The Lift / Des Moines, Iowa / April 2017

The Well-Read Woman Collaborative Show
Young Woman’s Resource Center / Des Moines, Iowa / March 2017

80/35 Cat Cafe and Art Show
Des Moines Social Club / Des Moines, Iowa / June 2016

The DSM Girl Gang Takeover Group Show
Marlene’s at Sevastopol Station / Des Moines, Iowa / June 2016

Sticks Artists Group Show
Sticks Gallery / Des Moines, Iowa / June 2016

Pedal Art Group Show
Viaduct Gallery / Des Moines, Iowa / May 2016

Self-Portrait Group Show
Sacred Diamond / Des Moines, Iowa / May 2016

Spring Group Show
Hill Vintage & Knits / Des Moines, Iowa / March 2016

Collaborative Cat Show
Hill Vintage & Knits / Des Moines, Iowa / February 2016

Lady’s Work Pop-Up Group Show
Chapman House / Des Moines, Iowa / November 2015

DSM Girl Gang Group Show
Hill Vintage & Knits / Des Moines, Iowa / October 2015

Pedal Art Group Show
Viaduct Gallery / Des Moines, Iowa / May 2015

Proximity Group Show
The Anderson Gallery / Des Moines, Iowa / April 2013

Des Moines RAW: Ensemble Group Show
Wooly’s / Des Moines, Iowa / September 2012

Talks:
AIGA’s Get A Job Bootcamp (panel of professionals / portfolio reviewer) / DMACC / Ankeny, Iowa / April 2017
AIGA Iowa Inspiration Hour / Des Moines Social Club / Des Moines, Iowa / October 2015