Mei-ling Hom is a Philadelphia-based artist whose sculptural work explores Asian ideas from her American cultural perspective. As a WSW Artists’ Book Resident, she produced the sculptural book In the Morning. Mei-Ling earned an MFA in Sculpture from Alfred University and has received awards such as a Pew Fellowship in Visual Arts, an NEA Fellowship, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Visual Artist Grant, and a Fulbright Research Fellowship to South Korea. She has taught sculptural bookmaking in WSW’s Summer Art Institute and at numerous other venues worldwide.
For her Public Art Residency, Mei-ling worked with her partner David to create a biodegradable site along the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. After years of working with cloud-based imagery in sculpture, she found parallels in the biological networks that build the environment. Looking primarily at fungal organisms that help cultivate vascular plants, she uses mushrooms, hay, and crops to build site-specific installations.