VillageOneArt Gallery is honored to present the first solo exhibition in collaboration with Emily Cheng, a prominent figure among contemporary Chinese-American female artists.
Emily Cheng's work, combining semiotics and visual imagery, portrays and constructs spiritual connections between humanity, nature, and the cosmos, embodying her pursuit of human origins and the essence of the universe. Her artworks are characterized by their simplicity and abstraction, vibrant and luminous colors. Arrangements of points, lines, and various geometric shapes have become characteristic, with compositions that exude order through meticulous rationality. Color layouts and variations create a sense of temporal depth and spatial breadth. The artworks pulsate with the dynamism of celestial bodies, unfurling a grand serenity. Through the art's use of negative space and color tones, we can sense an aura of Eastern aesthetics. Gazing at her works, we may experience spiritual strength, comfort and childlike joy.
Born and raised in the United States, Emily received her formal education here, while her Asian heritage endowed her with a rich background in Chinese culture and philosophy.
This unique upbringing has kept her intimately familiar with both Eastern and Western artistic languages while maintaining a certain distance— resulting in a style that seamlessly blends the two. Emily has received numerous awards, including the 1982-1983 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the 1996 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and the 2010 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. She has participated in the Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Art Museum; Hubei Triennial, Hubei Art Museum in China, and the upcoming 2023 Shanghai Biennale. Her works have been exhibited and collected by institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Bronx Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, (Taipei MOCA), Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China, the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Ayala Museum in the Philippines, the Cincinnati Center of Contemporary Art, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the U.S. Embassy in China, and the Shau Kei Wan Subway Station in Hong Kong.