Founded by Melin Merrill, whose illustrious career began in 2014 with the co-founding and direction of RUCI Art Space in Jakarta, Project Mei stands as a testament to her commitment in fostering artistic development. Melin's leadership was pivotal in nurturing the professional growth of emerging artists while simultaneously cultivating a fresh wave of young collectors.

Building on the success of RUCI Art Space, Melin took a significant step in 2019 by founding Project Mei. This venture was driven by her passion for assisting artists in establishing robust studio management systems.