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Chrissy Cheung
updated: 11/29/2015
website: www.observeroftime.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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No Man is an Island
Ravish
Space Falacies
Evolving Stacks
Slide In
Composition 39
Stadium
'Perhaps a Chicken'
Composition No. 5
Broken Telephone
Things I think about before I paint and After
Wall-Like
Decifer
Moose with Flies
Concentric
 
Portfolio Keywords:  collage, urban, abstract, humor, narrative, repetition
 
 
No Man is an Island by Chrissy Cheung
No Man is an Island
mixed media on paper
2014
15" x  22" 
Ravish by Chrissy Cheung
Ravish
mixed media on paper
2014
12.25" x  0" 
Space Falacies by Chrissy Cheung
Space Falacies
mixed media on board
2011
14" x  11" 
Evolving Stacks by Chrissy Cheung
Evolving Stacks
ink, graphite, mixed media on paper
2011
16" x  20" 
Slide In by Chrissy Cheung
Slide In
ink, conté, paper, acrylic medium, graphite on paper
2010
15 1/2" x  16" 
Composition 39 by Chrissy Cheung
Composition 39
conte and ink on tan paper
2014
15.25"" x  16"" 
Stadium by Chrissy Cheung
Stadium
ink, graphite, conté, paper, oil on paper
2010
15" x  22" 
'Perhaps a Chicken' by Chrissy Cheung
'Perhaps a Chicken'
ink on tan paper
2007
15" x  10" 
Composition No. 5 by Chrissy Cheung
Composition No. 5
ink on paper
2006
9.5" x  11.25" 
Broken Telephone by Chrissy Cheung
Broken Telephone
ink on paper
2007
12" x  13" 
Things I think about before I paint and After by Chrissy Cheung
Things I think about before I paint and After
ink, graphite, pencil crayon on paper
2005
30" x  22 twice" 
Wall-Like by Chrissy Cheung
Wall-Like
ink and graphite on paper
2008
12" x  13" 
Decifer by Chrissy Cheung
Decifer
ink on tan paper
2008
9.5" x  15" 
Moose with Flies by Chrissy Cheung
Moose with Flies
ink on tan paper
2008
11" x  10 3/4" 
Concentric by Chrissy Cheung
Concentric
ink, graphite, gouache, pencil crayon on paper
2010
22 " x  30 " 

Artist Statement
ARTIST STATEMENT
CHRISSY CHEUNG

My art practice is an exploration of the abstraction. Using painting and drawing as my artistic disciplines, I enjoy creating different spaces that initially seem abstract, but on further observation have a deeper sense and plot to the image. The paintings and drawings express sounds, the experimental, and the transition of forms. My paintings embrace colour theories which allow colour to stand alone as a subject itself. Whereas, my drawings have progressed into articulate grayscale compositions.

At times, I enjoy using repetition as a method base. Repetition in a very loose sense where the images are slightly varied as a result of manual copying- the loss of the original shape. The image starts to have a “population” of shapes and objects that are similar, embellishing the overall image. The theme of repetition intrigued me as it offered an element of play and a chance to revisit forms inside of a drawing. To keep the drawing fresh, I never erase or edit. In other cases, the method is very free in nature using non-figurative images and without planned elements. In this way I create intuitively without a rough, or planned page to capture the energy of the initial.

Over the past while, I have been attempting to bring the border between painting and drawing closer; using the strengths of singular drawing elements in a painting and focusing on its overall space and composition.

Artist Bio / CV

Born in Toronto (1978), Chrissy Cheung started drawing at the age of seven. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) in 2000. 

Cheung lived and worked in Calgary, Alberta from 2000-2005. Here she gained a multitude of skills in the trade from being an exhibit assistant to scenic painting for Broadway Theatre sets. Cheung exhibited her paintings in local venues throughout Alberta while being actively involved in the local arts community. In the Spring of 2005, a 5-week residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts culminated in a solo exhibition at the Other Gallery (Banff Centre) featuring the series Improv Paintings.   

Re-established in Montreal over the last 10 years, Chrissy Cheung continues to experiment and explore improvisational techniques within the genre of abstract contemporary painting.


EDUCATION

2005 Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
Self- Directed Residency in Painting

1996-2000 Concordia University, Montreal, QC
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction (BFA)
Design Art Major

1999 Studio Ruiz, Milan, Italy
Internship in Industrial Design

AWARDS

2009 Canada Council for the Arts- Visual Arts Project Grant

PUBLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS        

2008 Adams-Bacon, Sarah. “Calgary: Contemporary Czech Artists at Triangle Gallery, Lynda Gammon at Stride Gallery, Chrissy Cheung at Artfirm” Akimbo, June 2008  http://www.akimbo.biz/akimblog/?id=203

“Eye on Alberta”, (image: List D), Alberta Views, June 2008, p20. 

05/2008- Interview on the City Show, CityTv Calgary

Place Magazine: Art Review, (image: Constructs) published in Montreal

2007
"What is Drawing For?" Tracey Contemporary Drawing Research October  2007  http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/ac/tracey/widf/cheung.html

terminus1525.ca (a pilot project of the Department of Canadian Heritage in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts), 2005, Vol. 1, “Chrissy Kwok-Ying Cheung”, p.29.