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Biography

JACKY CHENG was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1977. In 2003, she received her Bachelor of Architecture from University of New South Wales, Sydney. She was practicing architecture in her earlier years until her love for ‘creating and making’ took on in smaller scales. She became an art educator early in her university years when her mentor noticed her talent in communicating and executing her skills artistically. Jacky has since followed suit in sharing her skills and knowledge in the education sector. Her first introduction into this fascination of paper was due to unaffordability in high-end art materials during her years in university. She then adopted everyday materials such as writing paper, penknife and glue to tease her creativity. She now works on acid-free archival papers. Jacky currently lives and work from her Broome studio and is represented by Agora Gallery in New York.

Group Exhibitions

2015
Pride, Mischief & Murder

No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

2015
Environs Kimberley

Broome, WA

2015
Shinju Art Awards

Broome, WA

2014
Shinju Art Awards

Broome, WA

2014
Environs Kimberley

Broome, WA

2013
Environs Kimberley

Broome, WA

2013
Shinju Art Awards

Broome, WA

2013
Muswellbrook Art Awards

Muswellbrook, NSW

2012
Kimberley Art Prize

Derby, WA

2012
Shinju Art Awards

Broome, WA

2011
Shinju Art Awards

Broome, WA

2009
Shinju Art Awards

Broome, WA

2008
Shinju Art Awards

Broome, WA

2008
Environs Kimberley

Broome, WA

2008
Kimberley Art Prize

Derby, WA

Awards

2015
Winner - Works on Paper

2015 Shinju Art Awards. Juror Lia Mcknight, Michael Jalaru Torres and Darrell Sibosado.

2013
Finalist - Works on Paper

42nd Muswellbrook Art Prize, NSW

2013
Highly Commended - Works on Paper

Shinju Art Awards, Broome, WA. Juror Erica Persac

2013
Winner - Western Australia Trainer of the Year Award

WA Training Awards, Government of WA

2013
Winner - Vocational Education and Training (VET) Trainer of the Year Award

Australian Training Awards, Australian Government

2012
Acquisitive Prize – Overall Winner

Shinju Art Awards, Broome, WA. Juror Erica Persac

2011
People’s Choice Awards

Environs Kimberly, Broome, WA

2011
Winner - Works on Paper

Shinju Art Awards, Broome, WA

2008
Winner - Works on Paper

Shinju Art Awards, Broome, WA

Collections

Shire of Broome, WA

Private collections held in Australia, London and South East Asia

Galleries

Agora Gallery, New York

Publications

2015
Cutting Edge Art

Maher, C. (2015,May 20). Cutting Edge Art. Broome WA http://www.arthousebroome.com.au/art-house-post-news-letters-and-blogs/cutting-edge-art

2015
The Paper Cutter [Short Film]

Rau, J. (Director). (2015). The Paper Cutter [Short Film]. https://open.abc.net.au/explore/96377

2012
How art changed my life

ABC Kimberley WA. (2012, November 29). How art changed my life. From ABC Kimberley WA: http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2012/11/29/3644065.htm

2012
Jacky Cheng's Grass Whispering Secrects

Cheng, J. (2012, September 5). Shinju Art Award Winner. Jacky Cheng's Grass Whispering Secrects. (G. Manning, Interviewer)

2012
Cheng wins with whispering grass

Kalmar, N. (2012, September 13). Cheng wins with whispering grass. Happenings, p. 6.

2013
From architecture to shaping lives

Macdonald, K. (2013, November 23-24). From architecture to shaping lives. The Weekend West, p. 24.

2011
Broome's newest artists emerge

Williams, A. (2011, December 1). Broome's newest artists emerge. Broome Advertiser, p. 4.

2012
Gallery Moves

Woo, S. (2012, September 6-8). Gallery Moves. From Sandi Woo: http://sandiwoo.com.au/creative-producer/gallerymoves/

2015
Paperscapes

Ruger, L (2015, August21). Paperscapes. Spinocchia Freund London. Online http://spinocchiafreund.com/paperscapes-jacky-cheng

2015
Jacky Cheng

Stanley, G (2015, October 7). Jacky Cheng. Collate Culture. Online

Residencies

2015
Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome, WA

Artist Statement

My significant concern is correlating experiences and mapping the esoteric relationship between the art of making and attaining something sublime. The definition "less is more" and "God is in the detail " became my integral practice when exploring the concept of ‘two extremities of the same continuum’ – simplicity in complexity.