Meili Corbin was born in Austin, Texas, and has lived in various places in the US as well as abroad in France, Austria and Italy. Her exposure to art began at a very young age and Meili was intrigued by how the standards of beauty were redefined in each culture she encountered.
Corbin graduated magna cum laude with Honors from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas with a BA in Studio Art (emphasis in drawing and painting) and minors in French and Art History. She earned her MFA in Painting in Corciano, Italy and Rome, Italy through American University’s (Washington, DC) Art in Italy Program. For the past decade, the majority of Corbin’s work has revolved around her research in the Contemporary Sublime and the Beautiful. Currently, her work examines the shifting contemporary response to the sublime and the beautiful as it is experienced through the filter of consumerism, shameless multiples, physical barriers and distractions of every day life. Her work has been exhibited in the USA and Europe, landed in private collections and included in various publications including Studio Visit Magazine. Meili Corbin has taught at the Art Program at Anderson University’s South Carolina School of the Arts and now works out of her studio in Orange County, California where she lives with her husband and their three children.