Qu Mengnan was born in Nanjing, China, now lives in Canada. She had the opportunity to start training with a professional artist when she was 15, as a painter, and developed a sharp eye for expression with vivid colours. Qu was attracted to NSCAD University, Halifax, Canada, where she completed the BFA program in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing. She then received a full tuition scholarship from State University of New York at Paltz to complete her MFA program. Qu’s works have been exhibited, published, and collected worldwide. She has returned to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to continue to explore the world of fine craft.