Meanz Chan - 陳明敏

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My name is Meanz Chan (陳 明 敏)(she/her/hers), pronounced like "Mints".

I am a Chinese (Teochew) American Interdisciplinary artist (photography, illustration, and design) based in Des Moines, Iowa.

I love to experiment. Some themes in my personal work are: isolation, nostalgia, miscommunication, food and exploration of personal identities through vivid, colorful imagery. I have passion projects that help highlight / amplify the work / voices of BIPOC in Iowa.

Here is what I am looking for support on:

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & people of color) Iowa
BIPOC Iowa is an instagram account used to highlight and showcase BIPOC representation in Iowa as well as provide resources for BIPOC (all for free). The hope is for BIPOC in Iowa (and with Iowa ties) to be able to connect and/or support and uplift each other while also finding a sense of community in this white dominant state.

Instagram: instagram.com/BIPOCiowa

My personal art.
I have privilege as an East Asian freelance artist, and I understand that. So, I would like to use that privilege to give back. I would like to work on centering more Black, Indigenous and POC in my work. And I think that art should be accessible for all. I charge at a sliding scale and I have and will continue to gift/donate illustrated portraits to Black and/or Indigenous folx. So, in order for me to do that, I'd like your support to keep my funds filled so I can survive and continue this work as well as acquire new equipment that can expand the services I offer. I probably do 50/50 when it comes to paid and donated/gifted work.

Photo instagram: instagram.com/meanzchan
Instagram: instagram.com/meanzchanart
Website: meanzchan.com

It's taken me a long time for me to ask for help, and I'd really appreciate any contribution for any of my projects. As of right now I am donating my time and resources out of pocket for my passion projects, and I'd like to continue them for the forseeable future, but I could use some help!

Cover photo art by me.
Profile photo by Alyssa Leicht

If you would prefer to support my work with a one time donation, you can do so at:
Venmo: https://venmo.com/meanzchan
Cashapp: https://cash.app/$meanzchan
Paypal: http://paypal.me/MeanzChan


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