Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program Spring / Summer 2020 Cindy Cheng

Joan Mitchell Center Artist-in-Residence

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Cindy Cheng

Baltimore, MD
June 22 - July 31

Cindy Cheng lives and works in Baltimore, MD. She enjoys puzzles and learning about what her friends like to collect. She has been a resident at the Vermont Studio Center and the Anderson Ranch Artist Residency. She is a 2018 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, and in 2017 she won the Sondheim Artscape Award. She has participated in solo and group shows at School 33 Art Center (Baltimore), Fjord Gallery (Philadelphia, in collaboration with Cheeny Celebrado-Royer), Ditch Projects (Eugene, OR), St Charles Projects (Baltimore), and ‘Sindikit Project (Baltimore, in collaboration with Cheeny-Celebrado Royer). Cindy received her BA from Mount Holyoke College. She received a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from MICA in 2008 and then earned an MFA from MICA’s Mount Royal School of Art in 2011. Cindy teaches at MICA in the Drawing Department.

“My practice is based in exploring the rich soup created through an interweaving of drawing, ceramics, and sculpture. Developing work centered on subtexts of lived spaces has led to an interest in the shadows potentially coded within such environments. I consider the eloquence of artifacts that inhabit our leisure spaces, both private and public, and their power to communicate ambivalent narratives."

  • Exquisite Corpse, 2019, wood, carpet, ceramics, audio elements, plants, wigs, clothes, plasma and string lights, candle, 9.5 x 7.5 x 6.5 feet

  • Another Man's Treasure, 2018, wood, ceramics, glass, clothes, glass pendant light, height variable with light (approx. 6.5) x 4 x 7 feet

  • Blindside, 2018, wood, neon, LEDs, blinds, wigs, glass, ceramics, 9 x 4.5 x 10 feet

  • Cindy Cheng

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