WHO WE ARE
MoonPrint is an art & design company started by two aspiring young artists, Zhiwen Xu and Jiehuan (Chloe) Liu, who began to draw at a young age and continued to create art ever since. Throughout the creative-making process, we want to gain new experience and explore various aspects of art and experiment with different ways of expressing art.
We believe that art has a limitless possibility, and we try to create art from multiple perspectives, whether it is from science, music, or culture. Besides art, we both are planning on majoring in biochemistry and hoping to become scientists or doctors in the future. Moreover, clarinet (Zhiwen plays it) and guzheng (Chloe plays it) have also significantly influenced our creativity and our way of perceiving art.
Meanwhile, in this long way of art, we also want to find who we are and who we want to become. Art is our passion, and we wish you to be the witnesser of our creations and companion along the way.
Make our imprints on the world.
Story behind our logo
Our new logo aims to exemplify the Big Dipper, which has seven stars, representing the seven continents on Earth. By connecting all seven stars, we wish to illustrate how our whole world is connected. *The logo design is formatted to show M and a sideway P as the abbreviation of MoonPrint (MP).
Jiehuan (Chloe) Liu
Zhiwen Xu recently graduated from the University of Virginia (UVA) with a B.S. in biochemistry and a B.A. in studio art with a New Media concentration, both received with distinction. Her artistic expression takes form in abstract-surrealism, utilizing diverse mediums to explore alternate universes, dimensions beyond Earth, and complex phenomena or concepts.
Driven by a fascination with intangible concepts embodying dualities and paradoxical unity—akin to the Chinese philosophy of yin and yang—Zhiwen crafts pieces where contrasting elements coalesce in a cyclical dance. This mirrors her own life, navigating the intersections of Western and Eastern influences as a 1.5-generation immigrant.
Her portfolio, spanning interactive installations, digital collages, drawings, and paintings, seeks to uncover the nuances within the grey areas of contrasting worlds. Zhiwen's artistic journey is a quest for equilibrium, a harmonious fusion of seemingly opposing forces, and a reflection of the intricate balance found in both her creations and her cultural identity.
Mei (she/her) is a current forth-year student at UVA majoring in Cognitive Science and Drama. She loves making meaningful connections with people through art. She aspires to be a smart communicator that bridges the audience and the artist more creatively, using her knowledge about human cognition.
Being a performance enthusiast, Mei is either producing a show or rehearsing for a performance during her time at UVA. She has performed with AKAdeMiX (open-style dance crew) in Lighting of the Lawn and Culturefest. She has led four student theatre group productions as an artistic director, technical director and producer. She also designs for the drama department’s production. Being in the creative community gives her endless energy and passion.
Joining MoonPrint is her strategic decision to step into the arts industry. But eventually, she is motivated by the opportunity to contribute to the happiness of artists, consumers, and the local community.