Cecile Chong

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Chong is a multimedia artist working in painting, sculpture and installation by layering materials, identities and histories. Her work addresses ideas of culture interaction and interpretation, as well as the commonalities humans share both in our relationship to nature and to each other. Inspired by materials as signifiers, she’s interested in how we acquire and share culture, and how world cultures now overlap and interact in ways previously inconceivable. With uncertainty looming in everything from our economies to our weather patterns, she’s concerned with the fragility of our civilization despite the universality of its cultural underpinnings.

Solo exhibitions - FiveMyles Plus/Space, Selena Gallery, BRIC House, Emerson Gallery Berlin, Honey Ramka Project Space, Figuresworks, Praxis Project Space, Corridor Gallery and ArtSPACE. Group exhibitions include El Museo, Nevada Museum, Bronx Museum, CUE Art Foundation, and Kenise Barnes Fine Art. Fellowships and residencies - the Joan Mitchell Center, Wave Hill Winter Workspace, Lower East Side Printshop, Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, Center for Book Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, AIM - Bronx Museum, Aljira Emerge and Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant.