B. 1977, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Jacky Cheng graduated as a Bachelor in Architecture (Hons. I) from the University of New South Wales, Australia (2003) and a Bachelor in Architectural Science, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia (2001). Jacky is drawn to ‘ethno-mathematics’ — the study of the relationship between mathematics and culture. Her works epitomise the culture and memories of her Asian root, taking shape under the architectonic realms. She creates paper cutting sans mechanical assistance, where she lets her intuitive and meditative practice take her through hours of restless process daily, focusing on the journey more than the destination. The outcome is often an effective play of light and shadow
Her achievements include being the repeated winner of Shinju Acquisitive Art Awards (Broome, Australia) in various categories such as winner in Works on Paper Category (2008, 2011, 2015), Highly Commended Award for Works on Paper Category (2013, 2015), Acquisitive Prize (2012), Artist’s Choice Award (2015) and People’s Choice Award (2018). In 2017, she won the Highly Commended Award in both Cossack Acquisitive Art Awards (Cossack, Australia) and West Kimberley Acquisitive Art Prize (West Australia). She also won the Academic Excellence in Architectural Design Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia,1999).
She was the artist in residence at Arteles Creative Centre, Hämeenkyrö, Finland (2017-2019), Awagami Factory, Hall of Awa Japanese Paper Museum, Yoshinogawa, Tokushima, Japan (2019) and Art Print Residence, Arenys De Munt, Barcelona, Spain (2018).
Jacky has exhibited in Australia and overseas. Her notable ones include “Superstructure” (Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival (KLAF), Suma Orientalis 2019), “Traces of Bicameralism” (Suma Orientalis, 2017), “Shinju Matsuri Acquisitive Art Awards” (Broome, WA, Australia, 2009, 2008, 2011-2015), “Contemporary Art Awards” (Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 2017), “Bunburry Biennale” (Bunburry Regional Galleries, Bunburry, WA, Australia, 2016), “Three Artist One Medium” (The York Festival York, WA, Australia, 2016) and “Unbound Perspectives” (Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York, USA, 2016).
Jacky currently lives and works in Broome, Western Australia.
Shire of Broome, Western Australia
Jubilee Mines, Australia
Private collections in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and abroad