Mreeuh Chang is a 24 year old tattooer, painter, children’s book author and illustrator. A multi-faceted and extreme personality seeking universality, her work blends the foreign and familiar, ancient and modern, imagination and intellect. With a keen eye for detail, sense of adventure, wit and a passionate curiosity toward all living things, her work is inspired by nature, anatomy, geometric pattern, architecture, animals, astrology, religious archetypes and goddesses from around the world.
She is the daughter of South Korean immigrants, born and raised in Atlanta, GA.
A craftsperson and writer at heart, from a young age she explored creative outlets including jewelry making, photography, art direction, and occasionally painting. At the age of 17, she relocated to Cincinnati, OH where she pursued a university degree to no avail and took on a tattoo apprenticeship at Studio Seven Design under Randall “Seven” Croley El, where she worked for three years. Since & during then, she has developed an insatiable appetite for traveling alone, landing her in places across the globe from New Orleans, Louisiana to Nikko, Japan. These adventures deeply inform her work. She began seriously painting in 2012, then relocating to Asia. In December 2013 she had a solo exhibition during Art Basel 2013 at Wake Up Star Studio in Wynwood Arts District. In 2014 she wrote & illustrated her first children’s book, Drones Dont Dream, which was recently published and can be read + purchased here: Drones Don’t Dream. She is currently is based in Miami, and travels between Cincinnati and Atlanta. Mreeuh operates her creative practice out of 1804 Ink in Little Haiti.