In this exhibition, I design the entire experience from little tags on the tote bags, to the instructions cards, stamps, tote bags patterns, and all the silkscreen print on the wall. I want to amplify the audience’s experience with printed material by allowing them to participate in the process of print-making. My works are deeply influenced by Andy Warhol’s silkscreen and his vision on commodity art. By mass-producing these prints and tote bags and selling them to the audience, I allowed each audience to get a slightly different product according to their own efforts.
My name is Huiqi Qiu. I grew up in Xiamen, China. At the age of 15, I moved to Vancouver, Canada for high school. After that, I went to Boston University to study graphic design. I am now a grad student at the School of Visual Arts. What I’ve gained from living in different places and interacting with diverse individuals enhances my passion to be a better designer. I chose design as my career because in the sensitive time we live in, I see graphic design as the most effective media to tackle social issues we are facing. I hope to use design to speak up, empower, and connect people.