Emily Cheng is the recipient of a fellowship from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, New York Foundation of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Yaddo Fellowship. She received a BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and studied at the New York Studio School for three years. Emily has lived and worked in New York City for the last 30 years exhibiting nationally and internationally. Her solo shows include The Bronx Museum, Plum Blossom Gallery, Winston Wachter Fine Art, Bravin Post Lee Gallery, Schmidt Dean Gallery in Philadelphia, Louis Vuitton and Hanart Gallery in Hong Kong, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Ayala Museum, Philippines; Byron Cohen Gallery in Kansas City; The Cincinatti Center of Contemporary Art, and Timezone 8, in Beijing. She has participated in group exhibitions such as the Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art; Contrast Gallery, Shanghai; Kidspace, MASS MoCA, MA; Contemporary Art Museum at USF, Tampa, Florida; Yerba Buena Contemporary Art Center, SF; National Academy of Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY; Katonah Museum of Art, Christies, London and Sotheby's, NY. In 2007, Timezone 8 published Emily Cheng, Chasing Clouds, A decade of studies, a compendium of drawing studies made over the last ten years with essays by Johnson Chang and Kevin Powers. Emily currently teaches Asian art history at School of Visual Arts in New York. Her upcoming solo exhibition at MOCA, Taipei will open in June 2011.
Awards & Recognitions
- Pollock Krasner Award
- New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
- National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship