Bruno David presents "In Search of Home", an exhibition by Indian-born St. Louis based artist Mee Jey. This is her first solo exhibition with the gallery.

“In Search of Home” exhibition by Indian-born, St. Louis based artist Mee Jey, directs our gaze towards arduous and life-threatening journeys that millions of immigrants undertake in search of a better home, often holding an image of a paradise that does not exist.

Mee Jey derives heavily from her biographical and ecological events, exploring the political, social, and philosophical understanding of ‘self’ and ‘others’ in the given socio-political scenario. Mee Jey is an artist who prefers to use repurposed materials. “When you have less resources, you become more resourceful,” she states. Growing up in a large family where resources were slim, she learnt innovative use of material as a way of living. Her work is active and breathing, constantly changing, and growing. Her approach incorporates multiple disciplines that range from drawings to paintings, sculptural installations, text, and time-based media including performances.

Mee ventures out in the geographical expanse to connect with self and understand problems of others. This dialectical process of give and take manifests itself in her community-based projects and makes creative process as significant as her final forms.

Mee Jey received a M.F.A. from Sam Fox School of Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, Master’s degree in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University and MPhil in Liberal Arts from Ambedkar University in Delhi, India. The artist currently resides in St. Louis, MO. Mee Jey was also honored with the St. Louis Emerging Artist Award, 2022 and the Community Arts Training Fellowship at Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis.