Meng’Kok Tan

Lecturer
Interior Design
Office: GEH A407
E-mail: mengkokt@wku.edu.cn / metan@kean.edu

 

Courses

DSN1101: Visual Form 1

INTD 1100: Introduction to Interior Design

INTD 1100: Introduction to Interior Design

 

Education Background

Master of Fine Arts, Interior Design  [ 1996 ]

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design  [ FIDER Accredited,  1991 ]

Iowa State University | Ames, Iowa

 

Biography

Meng began his art and design study in 1985 and received a Diploma with concentration in Interior Design from LaSalle College of Art and Design, Singapore. He further his studies and received an B.F.A. (1991), and an M.F.A. (1996), in Interior Design from Iowa State University, USA., and subsequently practiced professionally in Singapore and the U.S. with experience and interest in hospitality and commercial retail design, and he is NCIDQ certified.

 

Current teaching interests include design theory, lighting design, visual communication – manual and digital graphic imaging, computer-aided design application, and cross-cultural and service-related learning. Research interest study conducted involving documentation of traditional Turkish houses; understanding of cultural, religious, and contexture influences on building typology. Current research interests involve lighting design, digital photography, and painting.

 

Also conducted design studio-related courses in Turkey and El Salvador involving the exploration of historical context, study of house typology, building preservation and conservation, and designing housing for special population.

 

Research Field

Design Theory, Contexture Studies, Digital Imaging, Photography.

 

Academic Experience

Meng has been a design educator for more than twenty years, and received two awards for teaching excellence. He taught a wide range of interior design courses at Iowa State University, Central Michigan University, George Washington University, University of Tennessee and the University of Georgia. Meng also won several design and photography competitions and his works exhibited in galleries in California, Colorado, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas.

 

Creative Work
Publications

Akkurt, C.T., Akkurt, H., & Tan, M.K. (1998-2001) “Inside Turkish Homes:

Documentation of Traditional Turkish Houses”. Earthwatch, Center for Field Research.

Tan, M.K. (1995) “Understanding Disabilities: Examining Issues of Language and Portrayal.” Interiors & Sources, June 1995, p.58-62.

 

Awards

Cumming First United Methodist Church Juried Exhibition | April 22 – 29, 2012

Festival of Arts | 770 Canton Highway | Cumming, Georgia | www.music.cummingfirstmethodist.com

2012 Lyndon House Arts Center 37th Juried Exhibition | Athens, Georgia | February 19 – April 21, 2012

Young Architects Forum (YAF) Atlanta | Photography Competition 2011 | www.yafatlanta.org

American Institute of Architects (AIA) | Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Fulton County Library | Atlanta, Georgia | October 22 – January 2012

International Interior Design Association (IIDA) | September 22, 2011

Thrash 2 Treasure (t2t): Auction & Fundraiser | The Trolley Barn |Atlanta, Georgia

*Black and White 2011 | June 17 – August 6, 2011

The Center for Fine Art Photography | Fort Collins, Colorado | www.c4fap.org

Cumming First United Methodist Church Juried Exhibition | May 8 – 15, 2011

Festival of Arts | 770 Canton Highway | Cumming, Georgia | www.music.cummingfirstmethodist.com

*SOUTHWORKS 2011 | 16th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition | April 1 – May 7, 2011

Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation | Watkinsville, Georgia | www.myocaf.com

 

2011 Lyndon House Arts Center 36th Juried Exhibition | Athens, Georgia | February 20 – May 10, 2011

 

2010 Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), South Regional Conference | November 10 – 12, 2010

High Point University | High Point, North Carolina

 

Vanguard: Juried Exhibition Honoring Georgia Art Educators | June 3 – August 14, 2010

Quinlan Visual Arts Center | Gainesville, Georgia | www.quinlanartscenter.org

 

Cumming First United Methodist Church Juried Exhibition | April 17 – 25, 2010

Festival of Arts | 770 Canton Highway | Cumming, Georgia | www.music.cummingfirstmethodist.com

 

*SOUTHWORKS 2010 | 15th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition | April 2 – May 8, 2010

Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation | Watkinsville, Georgia | www.myocaf.com

 

2009 Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), South Regional Conference | October 14 – 16, 2009

Meredith College | Raleigh, North Carolina

 

*2009 International Photography Awards (IPA) | Los Angeles, California | www.photoawards.com

 

*2009 Photomedia Center Open Juried Exhibition | September 2 – 24, 2009

Bruce Gallery | Edinboro, Pennsylvania | www.photomediacenter.org

 

*2009 Alpan International Juried Exhibition | August 29 – September 26, 2009

Alpan Gallery | Huntington, New York | www.alpangallery.com

 

*Digital Diversity Juried Open 2009 | June 22 – July 19, 2009

Topanga Canyon Gallery | Topanga, California | www.topangacanyongallery.com

 

30 and Beyond: College of Design Alumni Exhibition 2009 | August 3 – September 25, 2009

Gallery 181 | College of Design | Iowa State University | Ames, Iowa | www.design.iastate.edu/30/alumnishow.php

 

*LACDA 2009 “Top 40” International Juried Competition | May 14 – June 6, 2009

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art | Los Angeles, California | www.lacda.com

California Museum of Photography | Digital Studio Gallery | July 2 – August 22, 2009

University of California | Riverside, California | www.cmp.ucr.edu

 

*SOUTHWORKS 2009 | 14th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition | April 3 – May 9, 2009

Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation | Watkinsville, Georgia | www.myocaf.com

 

*2009 Juried Design Communication Exhibition | March 25 – 28, 2009

Design Communication Association (DCA), Biennial Conference | Atlanta, Georgia

Southern Polytechnic State University | Marietta, Georgia

 

*2009 Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), Annual Conference | Saint Louis, Missouri | March 25 – 28, 2009

 

*Perspective Photo Show Juried Exhibition 2009 | March 20 – April 18, 2009

The Center for Fine Art Photography | Fort Collins, Colorado | www.c4fap.org

 

2009 Lyndon House Arts Center 34th Juried Exhibition | Athens, Georgia | February 22 – May 9, 2009

 

2008 Lamar Dodd School of Art Faculty Exhibition | September 5 – October 3, 2008

Work exhibited –  “Painted Faces II ” Series (Painting)

 

*7th Biannual Juried Exhibition | December 12, 2008 – June 12, 2009

2008 American Juried Art Salon | Plano, Texas | www.artjury.com

 

*Double Exposure: Clay & Photography | December 12, 2008 – January 4, 2009

2008 Santa Cruz Art League | Santa Cruz, California | www.scal.org

 

2008 Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), South Regional Conference | October 22 – 25, 2008

Auburn University | Auburn, Alabama

 

2008 Lyndon House Arts Center 33rd Juried Exhibition | Athens, Georgia | February 22 – May 7, 2008

 

*2007 Design Educators National Exhibition (DENE) | Juried Creative Scholarship | www.dene.tcu.edu

 

*2007 Photomedia Center Open Juried Exhibition | www.photomediacenter.org

Photomedia Center | Erie, Pennsylvania

 

*2007 Friends of the Earth International Photo Competition | www.foei.org