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Emily Cheng is an artist, professor and curator. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, with over 50 solo exhibitions including 6 solo museum shows in the US, China, Taiwan and the Philippines. She is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a Pollock Krasner Foundation Award and a Yaddo Fellowship. She currently teaches Chinese, Japanese and Korean Art History and Studio Art at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Among the previous institutions for faculty positions are New York University, Cal Arts, Parsons School of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and Cooper Union, with guest lectures at Stanford University, Yale University, Carnegie Mellon and Williams College. Her exhibitions have been reviewed by the New York Times, Huffington Post, Hong Kong Standard, Philippine Star and Art in America, and her work is the subject of a monograph entitled Chasing Clouds, a decade of studies published by Timezone 8.

Ms. Cheng was born in New York City, received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and attended the New York Studio School.