Meiying Thai is a Vietnamese-American multidisciplinary artist, based in New York City. She works in a broad range of media including drawing, painting, photography, and performance. Her work explore themes of love, healing, dual-identity, movement, the body and fantasy.
As a photographer, Meiying’s natural portraiture aims to celebrate and uplift her subject’s stories. Her photography has been published by Whitewall Art Magazine, Bomb Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Penguin Random House and the Denver Art Museum.
As a fine artist, she has exhibited in both solo and group independent exhibitions in New York and her work is held in private collections across the US and abroad. Her most recent solo show, I Loved You on Every Rooftop (2021), was on view at the High Line Nine Galleries and featured a collaboration with musicians from the New York City Ballet Orchestra and the NY Philharmonic.
Meiying is also the director of Cafe Telephone, an on-going global project she founded in 2015. Cafe Telephone takes form in curated pop-up artist salons that showcase multimedia and dance-based collaborations in intimate environments.
Meiying holds a BFA in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Her performance background includes almost a decade of classical ballet training at the School of American Ballet where she spent seven years performing with the New York City Ballet and was featured in media and publications including The New York Times.
She is also a passionate traveler, and has visited and worked in the studios of artists across Europe, South America, and Asia. She is a fan of breakfast, Iberian ceramics, long-haired dachshunds, and Saigonese motorcycle rides.