Emily Cheng has lived and worked in New York City for the last 30 years exhibiting nationally and internationally. Her solo shows in New York include The Bronx Museum, Plum Blossom Gallery, Winston Wachter Fine Art, Bravin Post Lee Gallery, David Beiztel Gallery, and Lang and O’Hara Gallery. She has had solo shows at the Schmidt Dean Gallery in Philadelphia, Hanart Gallery in Hong Kong, The Louis
Vuitton flagship store in Kowloon, Hong Kong, The Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines; Byron Cohen Gallery in Kansas City; The Cincinatti Center of Contemporary Art, and the Ayala Museum in Manila and Timezone 8, in Beijing. Group exhibitions have included Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Contrast Gallery in Shanghai, MASS MoCA, MA; Contemporary Art Museum at USF, Tampa, Florida; Yerba Buena Contemporary Art Center, SF; National Academy of Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY; Katonah Museum of Art, and Sotheby’s, NY.
Emily received a BFA in painting, in 1975, from Rhode Island School of Design and studied at the New York Studio School for three years. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the New York Foundation of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Yaddo Fellowship and a Pollock Krasner award.
Emily currently teaches Asian Art History at The School of Visual Arts, in New York. She has taught painting at The Rhode Island School of Design, Cooper Union, Cal Arts, NYU, Parsons, and University of Minnesota.