The series New in LOU, Drawn Daily is Meena Khalili’s record of one year in Louisville, Kentucky as a transplant. The 365 drawings reflect an intimate daily ritual of discovery. She captures the life of the city by using pen, ink and collage processes in small accordion fold books. As a first-generation Iranian American, she is fascinated with geography, impermanence, history and translation. She is a native of Washington, D.C. and Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina.
Meena holds a BFA in Illustration and an MFA in Visual Communication + Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts. Khalili’s work has been shown at the Type Director’s Club of New York, Chicago Design Museum, and galleries throughout North America, Canada, China, Indonesia, Croatia, Australia and Moscow, with illustrations and book art in permanent collections at the VCU Libraries Special Collections and Archives, the Omni Hotel Louisville, and recently inducted artwork in the Library of Congress.