Cecile Chong

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A multimedia artist working in painting, sculpture and installation, Cecile’s work addresses the process of cultural encounter and entanglement. Her exposure to different cultural objects and ideas has driven her fascination with how these influences are visually acquired, represented and interpreted. She is interested in how cultures copy others, and how borrowed ideas often find their way back to the original culture. This entanglement of culture, history, place and interpretation are themes that she explores in her work.

Solo exhibitions include BRIC House, Emerson Gallery Berlin, Germany, Honey Ramka Project Space, Figuresworks, Praxis International Art Project Space, Corridor Gallery and ArtSPACE. Group exhibitions include El Museo, Nevada Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum, Hunterdon Museum, CUE Art Foundation, Wave Hill, and Kenise Barnes Fine Art. Fellowships include Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, The Center for Book Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, AIM - Bronx Museum, Urban Artist Initiative NYC, Aljira Emerge and the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant. She received an MFA from Parsons in 2008, an MA from Hunter College, and a BA in Studio Art from Queens College.