Cheng, Emily S.

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2006 Winston Wachter Fine Art, New York
Ayala Museum, Makati, Philippines
2005 Triple Candie, Facade Project, New York
2x13 Gallery, New York (with Ran Hwang), curated by Lilly Wei
2004 Plumblossoms Gallery, New York, NY (with Lois Conner)
2002 Winston Wächter Mayer Fine Art, New York, NY
Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hobart and William Smith College Gallery, New York
2001 Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
1998 Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1997 Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines
Christine’s Gallery, Baguio City, Philippines
Bravin Post Lee, New York, NY, Projects Room
1996 Hanart T.Z. Gallery, Hong Kong; catalog essay by Lilly Wei & Tsong Zung Chang
1994 The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; booklet by Elaine King
1993 Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1992 David Beitzel Gallery, New York
Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1990 Lang & O’Hara Gallery, New York
Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1989 The Bronx Museum, New York
1988 Lang & O’Hara Gallery, New York
1987 Lang & O’Hara Gallery, New York
1985 White Columns, New York
1983 Pittsburgh Plan for Art. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
55 Mercer Street Artists, Inc. New York


2006 "Dragon Veins", USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida
2005 Group show, Hammond Museum, North Adams, NY
"Magic Gardens" Kidspace @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA with Tim Rollins,
KOS and Timothy Basil Ering
2004 "Hanart 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong
"The Annual", National Academy of Arts, New York, NY
"The Body" 473 Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Jeff Koan Baysa
2003 "The Radical Line", Bowling State University, Ohio, curated by Ethan Cohen,
"Rally for Triple Candie", Triple Candie, New York
2002 DDM Warehouse, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
"Visual Dialogue" China 2000, New York, New York
"Longmarch Project" Maotai, People's Republic of China
Asilah Arts Festival, Asilah, Morocco, Mural
"The Players-Asian American Art" Asian American Art Center, New York, NY
"Faculty Exhibition" Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO
2001 “China Without Borders,”Sotheby’s, New York, NY
“Plant Life,” Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
“Transpoly Blue,” Elliot Smith Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2000 “8.30.00,” Gallery 138, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, curated by William
“Twice Born: Beauty,” The Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
curated by Shelly Bancroft
“Abstraction in Painting,” Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle,NY, curated
by W. Huang and K. Gass
“The Figure: Another side of Modernism,” Newhouse Center, Snug Harbor
Cultural Center, Staten Island; curated by Lilly Wei, catalog
“Crossing Borders,” Bowman, Penelec & Megahan Galleries, Meadville, Pa
“Sensibilities,” Boothe Contemporary Art, Wakefield, Rhode Island
“LaCoste 1999”, Alliance Francaise, New York, N.Y.
“What Goes Around,” Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, N.Y.
“American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Show,” American Academy,
“OVERTHETOPFRENZY,” Kingsborough College Art Gallery, N.Y.
1999 “Working Together,” The Art Museum, University of New Hampshire,Durham,
N.H., catalog
“The Masters of Graphic Arts, International Biennial,” Municipal Museum of
Gyor, Hungary, catalog
“THE STROKE,” Exit Art, New York; curated by Kerry James Marshall
“Personal Visions, A Survey of Contemporary Photography,” Ayala Museum,
Makati, Philippines
1998 “Rose Selavy,” Jefferson Bank, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, curated by Alicia
P. Felton
“Urban Encounters,” New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
“Group Show,” Debs & Co. New York, New York
“Faculty Show,” Anderson Ranch Gallery, Aspen, Colorado
“Preview,” Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City Missouri
“Group Show,” Jon Oulman Gallery, Minneapolis Minnesota
“Part of the Fabric,” Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence,
Rhode Island
1997 “1997 Art on Paper,” Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, NOT,” Parsons School of Design Gallery,
New York
“ABOX,”Marsha Meteyka Gallery, Washington, D.C.
“March Six,” Ikon Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Bill Radawec
“Group Show,” Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
1996 “Photographism in Painting,” Pratt Manhattan Galleries, New York catalog
“Special Exhibition, Iris Prints,” Los Angeles Art Exo, 1996, curated by Bill
“Allegory and Identity,” Visceleglia Art Center, Caldwell, New Jersey
“New York,”(3 person) Kunsthaus in Hofgarten, Munich, Germany
“Patchwork”, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York
“The Electric Muse,” Mazmanian Gallery, Framingham State College,
“Painting ‘96,” Sharadin Art Gallery, Kuztown Univ., Kutztown, Pennsylvania
1995 “Digital Dialects, New Paradigms,” Creiger-Dane Gallery, Boston,Mass.
“Master of Graphics Art International Biennial,” Muveszeti Museum,Gyor,
Hungary, curated by E. A. King
“Group Show,” Stonehouse Gallery, Litchfield, Ma.
“Not Not Part 1,” E.S. Vandam Gallery, New York
“Contradictory Conclusions,” The Gallery at Northhampton, Pa. curated by
Rhonda Wall
“Asian Reflections,” New York University, New York
“Works on Paper,” S. Cono, Brooklyn, New York, curated by Chris Martin
1994 “East/West, Cross Culture Influences in Painting,” E.S.Vandam, New York
“Flooding Camera,” The Workspace, at Dolgeros, Newman and Cronin;
New York
“Couples,” Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York
“The Computer in the Studio,” De Cordava Museum and the Computer Museum
“Transsexualism,” Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California, curated by
Sabina Ott
“Crash,” Thread Waxing Space, New York, curated by Tom Zummer
“New Old Masters,” Center for the Arts, San Fransisco, California, (C) catalog
“Monoprint Invitational,” Horodner Romley Gallery, New York, N.Y.
“Nine Months,” Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston Mass.
1993 “Malta’s Cradle: Reflections on the Abyss of Time,” Solo Press Gallery, NY,
curated by Peggy Cyphers
“Exquisite Corpse,” Drawing Center, NY; traveled to Corcoran, Washington, D.C.,
Santa Monica Museum Santa Monica CA; The Forum for Contemporary Art, St.
Louis Mo.; American Center, Paris, France (C.)
“Tabu,” Four Walls, Brooklyn, New York
“Women’s Art Women’s Lives, Women’s Issues,” Tweed Gallery, New York
“Appraising the Preternatural,”Patricia Shea Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, by Sue
Spaid/ MichaelAnderson
“Songs of Retribution,” Richard Anderson Gallery, New York
“Art in the Age of Information,” Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; curated by Elaine King
1992 “1992, Art on Paper,” Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina
“Paper Houses,” David Beitzel Gallery, New York
“Group Show,” Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, New York
“Ornament: Ho Hum All Ye Faithful,” John Post Lee Gallery, New York
“Allusions/Illusions,” David Beitzel Gallery, New York
“Group Show,” Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“Abstraction/Distraction,” Richard Anderson Gallery, New York
“External Fantasies, Internal Realities,” Security Pacific Galleries, Los Angeles,
1990 “Group Show,” Mathew Scott Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
“Group Exhibition,” Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“Large Drawings,” Lang and O’Hara Gallery, New York
1989 “Mystery,” New Visions Gallery, Ithaca, New York; Bard College Gallery, New
York; Bevier Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
“100 Drawings By Women,” Blum Helman Gallery, Hillwood Art Gallery, New
York, catalog
1988 “Mutations,” Anina Nosei Gallery, New York
“Imprimatur,” Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina & North Carolina
Museum of Art
“Double Visions,” Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York; Longwood Art Gallery,
Bronx Council of the Arts, New York; curated by Fred Wilson, catalog
“The Inscribed Image,” Lang and O’Hara Gallery, New York; curated by Pat
“Four Corners of Abstraction,” White Columns, New York IGI’88, New York
1987 “Drawings of the Eighties,” Carnegie Mellon University Gallery, Pittsburgh,
“Group Show,” Cone Editions, New York
1986 “Small Scale Abstractions”, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York
“24X24,” Ruth Siegel Gallery, New York
“Abstraction, Abstraction”, Carnegie Mellon University Gallery, Pittsburgh & Klein
Gallery, Chicago
1985 “Group Show,” Barbara Toll Gallery, New York
“Small Works,” Gabriel Bryers Gallery, New York
“Exhibit A,” Brooklyn County Courthouse, Brooklyn, New York, curated by Darra
“Abstract Issues,” Oscarson Hood Gallery, Tibor de Nagy; curated by Steven
Henry Madoff
“Non-Objective World-1985,” Kamikaze, New York; curated by Stephen Westfall
“Update 84-84,” White Columns, New York, catalog
“10 Downtown,” Michael Katz Gallery, New York
“Nancy Davidson, Fontaine Dunn and Emily Cheng,” AIR Gallery, New York
“Surplus,” Exit Art, New York, catalog
“Emily, Anna and Ti Shan,” Asian Arts Institute, New York
“Forecast: Images of the Future,” Kenkeleba, New York
“Spiritual Climates,” Thorp Intermedia Gallery, New York
1984 “New Abstraction,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
“Abstract Drawings,” New York University, New York
1983 “Women Make History,” Edith Macy Conference Center, New York
“Terminal New York,” Brooklyn Army Terminal, New York
“Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York,” Kenkeleba, New York
“In Arcadia,” Lucy Strike, New York; curated by Mary Torras
1982 “Contemporary Shields,” Galerie des Refuse, New York
“30 New York Painters,” Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, New York
“Lee Tribe, Emily Cheng and Vivian Sheihing,” SUNY Gallery, Purchase,
New York
1980 “New Talent,” Nardin Gallery, New York


Priya Malhotra, "Wholeness in a Fragmented World", Asian Art News, July/Aug 2004

Impy Pilapil, "Rekindling Wonder", Philippine Star, July 3, 2004

Roberta Smith, "Jewel in the Heart", New York Times, June 25,2004

Jonathan Goodman, "Ornament as Knowledge, Ornament as Desire", Yishu Journal, December 2003

Richard Vine, "The Wild Wild East" Art in America, September, 2003

Holland Cotter, "Visual Dialogue", Reviews, New York Times, 11/01/02

Lilly Wei, "Emily Cheng" Art In America, June 2002

Edward Sozanski, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 14, 2002

Ken Johnson, Art in Review, New York Times, 2/8/02

New Yorker, Art Galleries, 2/4/02

David Hsieh, "Exhibition of Emily Cheng", World Journal, 1/19/02

Heather Lustfeldt. “Gallery Artists of Different Styles”, Kansas City Star, 7/6/01

Roberta Fallon. “Greener Pastures,” Philadelphia Weekly, 12/27/00

D. Dominick Lombardi. “Abstracting the Meaning,” The New York Times, 9/24/00

Yeon-Shim Chung. “Emily Cheng Unity of East and West,” The Art Magazine Wolgan Misool, July 2000

Sing Tao Daily, March 3, 2000 “Kingsbough’s College Celebrates Woman’s History Month”

Christopher Millis. “Sense and Sensibilities,” arts Media, Feb. 15, 2000 Volume 4, no. 6

Channing Gray. “Subtle Whimsy,” Providence Journal, February 3-6, 2000

Jana, Reena. “Flash Asia,” Flash Art, May-June 1999

Spalter, Anne Morgan. "The Computer in the Visual Arts", published by Addison Wesly, pgs. 80, 82, plate 16 1999

Aquino, Glenna. “Emily Cheng: Ways of Seeing”, Grandlife, Volume 1, Number 5, 1998

Cone, Jon. Q&A, ARTBYTE, September 1998

Alayang, Rachel. “Influence Melder,” Filipinas, March 1998

Sozanski, Edward J. “A Visions....” The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 26, 1997

Howell, George. “A Box,” Art Papers, November/December 1997

Burgos, Rowena C. “Emily Sycip Cheng’s Small Works an intensive seminar in history,” Malaya, July 10, 1997

Serrano, Vincenz C. “Crossing Cultures,” The Manila Times, 1997

“The Art of Emily Cheng,” Alabang Village Voice, July 20, 1997

“Small Works at the Met,” Business Worlds, July 2, 1997

Pozzi, Lucio. “Il Folografismo nella Pictura,” Il Giornalle Dell’Art, N149, Nov. 1996

Wye, Pamela. “Emily Cheng, Ever the Twain Shall Neet,” Sulfer 39, Fall 1996

Goldsmith, Dawn. “Colour and Conversation,” Eve Magazine, May 1996

Millichap, John. “Emily Cheng at Hanart Gallery,” Asian Art News,May/June1996

Au, Desiree. “Cheng’s Art as Multilayeredas self,” Hong Kong Standard, March 7, 1996

Wei, Lilly; “Time Readings”, Asian Art News, March/April 1996

Mc Coy, Pat. “The Uses of Taxonomies in Emily Cheng’s Paintings,” New Observations, Issue 107

Lukitsh, Joanne.“Pixel Penance,” Afterimage, January 1995

Spaid, Sue; “On Duty, Work, Joy and Art” ZYZZVA Spring 1995

Angelo, Jena Marie. “Master Printer Marries Digital, Traditional Processes,” Computer Pictures, March/April 1994

Taylor, Robert. “Transforming High Tech Art into High Art,” The Boston Globe, October 11, 1994

Silver, Joanne. Boston Herald, July 21, 1994

Goodman, Jonathan. Review, Art News, April 1994

Bradier, Robert. “Horizons: Monoprints by Emily Cheng,” Everybody’s News, March 3, 1994

Findsen, Owen. “Artworks Recall the Past,” The Cincinnati Inquirer, February 4, 1994

Sozanski, Edward. “Emily Cheng,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 2, 1993

“All Star Salute to Chinese American Cultural Pioneers,” NYC Council and Chinese American Art Council, June 1993

Cheng, Emily. “The Question of Gender in Art,” Tema Celeste, Fall 1992

Cheng, Emily. “On Motherhood,” Meaning Magazine, Fall 1992

Adelman, Robert. Review, Art Press Magazine, October, 1992

Cotter, Holland. Review, The New York Times, May 1992

Ness, Eileen. “Emily Cheng,” Art Forum, May 1991

Mahoney, Robert. “Emily Cheng,” Arts Magazine, Summer 1990

Sozanski, Edward. “Emily Cheng,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 13, 1990

Cyphers, Peggy. Emily Cheng,” Arts Magazine, February 1989

Hagan, Charles. “Emily Cheng,” Art Forum, March 1989

Heartney, Eleanor. “Emily Cheng,” Art News, March 1989

Kimmelman, Micheal. “Emily Cheng,” New York Times, December 2, 1988

Handy, Ellen. “New Editions,” Art Magazine, November 1987

Henry Gerrit. “New Editions,” Art News, October 1987

Mc Coy, Pat. “Emily Cheng,” Artscribe, September 1987

Westfall, Stephan. “Emily Cheng,” Art in America, October 1987

Miller, Donald. “At the Galleries,” Pittsburgh Post Gazette, March 29, 1986

Sherman, Mary. “Is Abstract Coming Back?” Reader Magazine, July 11, 1986

Schwabsky, Barry. “Abstraction and its Double...Transformations/Constructive Mode,” Arts Magazine, 9/96

Brenson, Micheal. “Emily Cheng,” New York Times, May 24, 1985

Brenson, Micheal. “New Abstraction,” The New York Times, January 4, 1985

Millar, Donald. “Emily Cheng,” The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, January 20, 1983

Winokur, James. “Emily Cheng,” Tribune Review, January 16, 1983


1996 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
1995 Yaddo Fellowship
1982-1983 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship


1975 B.F.A. Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

1977-79 New York Studio School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, New York,
New York

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