Drawing (Major)

Cindy Cheng

Cindy Cheng is an artist living in Baltimore, Md. Cindy lived a somewhat nomadic childhood, spending time in Hong Kong, Canada, Hawaii and Paris. Because of this, she spent much of her playtime tinkering with found objects and materials "re-appropriated" from her twin brother. This sort of puzzle building still in influences much of her studio work. Rooted in the practice of drawing, she explores the relationship between drawings and objects through installation and complex constructions. Cheng likes thinking about how both natural and built structures may act as an incubator for narrative, memory and reflections on the physical and abstract self. She completed her undergraduate studies at Mount Holyoke College in 2003. In 2008 she received a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from MICA, and in 2011, she graduated with an M.F.A. from the College's Mount Royal School of Art.

Her work has been included in New American Paintings, and she has done residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and at Anderson Ranch. She is a finalist for the 2016 Trawick Prize.