Jacky Cheng

I am drawn to the concept of ethnomathematics – the cultural activity and memories of home, country and relationship. My significant concerns are correlating experiences and mapping the esoteric relationship between the art of making and attaining something sublime. Architectonic language such as geometric shapes, repetition, light and shadow play an integral start to every piece, as all things around us are manifestations of a form or shape. It is the amalgamation of inspirations that allows each piece its rightful story. Aphorisms such as ‘less is more’ and ‘God is in the details’ are practiced religiously when exploring the idea of ‘two extremities of the same continuum’ – simplicity in complexity. I do not try to cut or imitate the perfect lines of a mechanical machine but instead embrace the cutting process. Much like reminiscing about the journey and not the destination.

1977, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Current Residence: Broome, Western Australia

EDUCATION
2018 Masterclass with Jordi Rosés Master Platemaker, Art Print Residence, Barcelona, Spain
2011 Cert IV Training and Assessment, Kimberley Training Institute, WA
2003 Bachelor of Architecture (Honours 1), University of New South Wales, NSW
2001 Bachelor of Architectural Science, Curtin University of Technology Perth, WA
1999 Adv. Diploma in Architecture, Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology, Malaysia
1998 Diploma in Architecture, Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology, Malaysia

AWARDS
2018 Finalist Hedland Art Awards, Courthouse Gallery, Port Hedland, WA
2018 Winner People’s Choice Award, Shinju Acquisitive Art Award, Shire Complex, Broome, WA
2017 Finalist Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, Sydney, NSW
2017 Winner Highly Commended Award, Cossack Acquisitive Art Awards, Cossack, WA
2017 Winner Highly Commended Award, West Kimberley Acquisitive Art Prize, WA
2017 Finalist Bunburry Biennale, Bunburry Regional Galleries, Bunburry WA
2017 Finalist Mid West Art Prize, Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Geraldton, WA
2017 Finalist Contemporary Art Awards, Brisbane, QLD
2015 Winner – Category, Shinju Acquisitive Art Awards, Shire Complex, Broome, WA
2014 Winner Highly Commended Award, Shinju Acquisitive Art Awards, Broome, WA
2013 Winner – Overall, Shinju Acquisitive Art Awards, Shire Complex, Broome, WA
2013 Finalist 42nd Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Art Centre, Sydney, NSW
2012 Winner – Category, Shinju Acquisitive Art Awards, Shire Complex, Broome, WA
2011 Winner – Category, Shinju Acquisitive Art Awards, Shire Complex, Broome, WA
2011 Winner People’s Choice Awards, Environs Kimberly, Broome, WA
2008 Winner – Category, Shinju Acquisitive Art Awards, Shire Complex, Broome, WA
1999 Winner Academic Excellence in Architectural Design, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

RESIDENCIES

2019 Arteles Creatiev Centre, Artist in Residence, Hämeenkyrö, Finland
2019 Awagami Factory, Hall of Awa Japanese Paper Museum, Yoshinogawa, Tokushima, Japan
2019 Arteles Creative Centre, Individual Artist in Resident, Hämeenkyrö, Finland
2018 Arteles Creative Centre, Program: Back to Basics, Hämeenkyrö, Finland
2018 Art Print Residence, Arenys De Munt, Barcelona, Spain
2017 Arteles Creative Centre, Program: Silence Awareness Existence, Hämeenkyrö, Finland
2015 Cable Beach Club, Western Australia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
Traces of Bicameralism
Suma Orientalis, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

2018
Hedland Art Awards
Courthouse Gallery, Port Hedland, WA

2018
Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Awards
Broome, WA

2018
Denfair Melbourne 2018
Here We See – Gallery There, Melbourne, VIC

2018
Botanica Humana
Here We See – Gallery There, Melbourne, VIC

2018
Deadly Threadly
Chinatown Project HQ, Broome, WA

2017
‘Flourish’ Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize
Sydney, NSW

2017
Cossack Art Awards
Cossack, WA

2017
The Derby Shire West Kimberley Art Prize
Derby, WA

2017
Bunburry Biennale
Bunburry Regional Galleries, Bunburry, WA

2017
Mid West Art Prize
Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Geraldton, WA

2017
Contemporary Art Awards
Brisbane, QLD

2017
Something Old, Something New
Kidogo Arthouse Fremantle, WA

2017
Environs Kimberley Broome
WA

2016
Unbound Perspectives
Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York, USA

2016
Three Artist One Medium
The York Festival York, WA

2016
Environs Kimberley Broome
WA

2015
Pride, Mischief, Murder
No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

2015
Environs Kimberley Broome
WA

2015
Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Awards
Broome, WA

2014
The Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Awards
Broome, WA

2014
Environs Kimberley Broome
WA

2013
Muswellbrook Art Awards
Muswellbrook, NSW

2013
Environs Kimberley Broome
WA

2013
The Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Awards
Broome, WA

2012
The Derby Shire West Kimberley Art Prize
Derby, WA

2012
The Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Awards
Broome, WA

2011
The Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Awards
Broome, WA

2009
The Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Awards
Broome, WA

2008
Environs Kimberley Broome
WA

2008
The Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Awards 
Broome, WA

  • Shire of Broome, Western Australia
  • Jubilee Mines
  • Private collections throughout Australia and overseas

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