Until We Meet Again is a collection of hand-dyed and hand-stitched embroideries by Katie Mongoven (BFA ’17), on view at the University of Michigan Hospital’s Gifts of Art Gallery from June 12-August 25, 2023. The works in Until We Meet Again try to make sense of life’s unorthodox turns by bridging past and present. Cotton and silk appear almost exclusively in her work and are lead crops of the Jiangxi province in China where she was born, abandoned, and adopted from.
Mongoven’s first given name, Qiu lián, means Autumn Lotus, and her childhood was filled with North American magnolia blossoms and Chinese kumquats. Materials-based and process-driven, her embroideries combine nature and nurture, here and there, and fate and free will.
Patients, guests of patients, and Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, or learners can view the exhibit in person at the Gifts of Art Gallery from June 12-August 25, 2023. The work featured in the exhibition can also be viewed online at artworkarchive.com.
Katie Mongoven: Until We Meet Again
Gifts of Art Gallery
University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2.
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109