T.L. Cheung

T.L. Cheung

    Recent Works

    Artist's Biography

    T. L. Cheung is a multi-media artist currently based in Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute and a BA in Design & Industry from San Francisco State University. Having a wandering nature, she refuses to be tied down to a particular medium, choosing instead to see media as an artistic vehicle for a larger discourse in the exploration of self and the individual’s place in society. By focusing on a series of themes rather than limiting herself to a specific media she uses mythologies (common, ancient and personal) to explore what identity means in an increasingly fractured environment. The process of archeology and science play a large role in her creative process.

    Artist's Statement

    I have a minimalist’s nature. I don’t like clutter; I do like compiling objects and creating an order for them. More importantly, the process of searching for the hidden structure that lies underneath the first glance finding the ‘bones’ beneath the corporeal has become my objective. For me the process of making work is akin to the process of archeology, scraping away at the various layers, exposing the hidden yet often universal construct, creating a new geography, a new structure.

    Selected Exhibitions

    2020
    Small Favors XV, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    Our Community, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    Without a Brush, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

    Close Up, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

    New Members Exhibition, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

    2019
    Workshop, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

    2018
    Small Favors XIII, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    Dear Fleisher, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

    2017
    Lost & Found, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    Small Favors XII, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    2016
    Dear Fleisher, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

    2015
    Group Show, One Johnson & Johnson Plaza, New Brunswick, NJ

    2014
    Small Favors IX, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    Dear Fleisher, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

    2013
    Small Favors VIII, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    Our Community III, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    2012
    The Work Exchange Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    The Associate Artist Group Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    The Clay Studio 3rd Floor Art Show, Bryn Mawr, PA

    Professional Experience

    2004 - Present
    Cheung Design, Philadelphia, PA
    Graphic UX Designer

    2013 - 2019
    Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
    Registrar

    2012 - 2013
    The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
    Ceramics Instructor

    Curatorial

    2008
    Mash-Up: An Exhibition of Collaborative Ceramics, Red Ink Gallery, San Francisco CA

    Residencies

    Heitzmann Foundation, Hamburg, Germany
    Summer Residency Fellowship

    Grants Panelist

    2016 - 2018
    Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, Project Stream

    2000
    New York State Arts Council, Design & Crafts Grant

    Education

    Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
    Master of Fine Arts

    San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA
    Bachelor of Arts, Design & Industry