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我的聖城─成瑞嫻個展 Charting Sacred Territories

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Charting Sacred Territories: Holy Morphosis–A Solo Exhibition by Emily Cheng

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MOCA Studio

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免費  Free

參展藝術家 Artists

成瑞嫻 Emily Cheng

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本展適合闔家觀賞  This exhibiton is for general public.

展覽介紹 About the Exhibition




If we look at the areas currently war-torn, we find that religious difference is at the heart of the problem. It is staggering to think that all religious purports are to promote altruism, love and brotherhood and yet killing is the means of communication and resolving differences. What is the connection between the spiritual aspects of finding god in oneself, and in others and the institutions created to formalize these ideas?

In looking at art history the majority of art has been commissioned by religious institutions or inspired by religious thought. For the last 20 years, the imagery in Emily Cheng’s work has come from religious sources from many cultures and periods. She is particularly interested in a quality that is hard to quantify, which is the element of devotion. It can be witnessed in particular objects that were made with great care and imagination. This quality is seldom talked about or seen in contemporary life, but can still be found in museums, churches, temples and mosques around the world. Emily Cheng is interested in finding, and transforming the visual artifacts we still have which possess these tender life-giving moments. In the religious artifacts, we find cultural links between countries and other religions. We can see which religions were in close proximity to each other by looking at the transmission of form.

參展藝術家 About the Artists





American-Chinese Artist, lives and works in New York

Emily Cheng was born in New York City and grew up in New Jersey. She became an artist because she loved to draw and paint as a child. She began taking art lessons outside of school on Saturdays when she was in 4th grade, and pretty much went to lessons or art camp every summer until college. Sundays she would often go to the art museum with her father, who painted as a hobby. These are some of her best memories as a child.

“I am interested in the subject of religion because religious artifacts make up the majority of the art objects from the last 3000 years. These objects give us clues to our beliefs, philosophies, histories and how we think today. I think it is a good time given world politics to think about religion in a big way, an overview to see all the religions co-existing simultaneously. “ by Emily Cheng


1975 羅得島設計學院美術學士

1977-79 紐約雕塑繪畫工作室學院

1975 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, BFA Painting

1977-79 New York Studio School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, New York, NY


2011 美國藝術家獎

2010 波洛克‧卡斯納藝術獎助

1996 紐約基金會藝術獎助

1995 雅朵基金會獎助

1982-1983 國家優秀藝術獎助

2011 United States Artists Award

2010 Pollock Krasner Fellowship

1996 Receives a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship

1995 Receives a Yaddo Fellowship

1982-1983 Receives a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship


2010 路易士‧威登,香港


2009 499公園,超越現在,紐約雙人展,紐約

2008 頓悟畫廊,超越天佑,紐約雙人展,紐約

2007 時間界域8號畫廊,成瑞嫻繪畫展,北京、上海

2006 溫斯頓‧威赫特美術館,紐約,紐約州


2005 崔普‧坎迪,門面計畫,紐約,紐約州


2004 梅花畫廊,紐約,紐約州

2002 溫斯頓‧威赫特美術館,紐約,紐約州



2001 拜容‧科恩美術館,坎薩斯,密蘇里州

1998 史密特/迪恩美術館,費城,賓州

1997 馬尼拉大都會博物館,菲律賓


1996 漢雅軒,香港

1994 當代藝術中心,辛辛那提,俄亥俄州


2010 Louis Vuitton, Hong Kong

Edward Cella Gallery Ancestors/Genealogy, Los Angeles, CA

2009 499 Park,Cross Currents, New York 2 person show

2008 Satori Gallery, Across the Providence, New York, NY, 2 person show

2007 Timezone 8 Gallery, Emily Cheng Drawings, Beijing and Shanghai, China

2006 Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY

Ayala Museum, Makati, Philippines

2005 Triple Candie, Facade Project, New York, NY

2 x 13 Gallery, Refresh!, New york, NY

2004 Plumblossom Gallery, New York, NY

2002 Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY

Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, NY

2001 Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, MO

1998 Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1997 Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines

Bravin Post Lee, New York, NY, Projects Room

1996 Hanart T.Z. Gallery, Hong Kong, catalog essay by Lilly Wei & Tsong Zung Chang

1994 The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, booklet by Elaine King

1993 Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1992 David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY

1990 Lang & O’Hara Gallery, New York, NY (Also solo exhibitions in ’88, ’87)

Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1989 The Bronx Museum, New York, NY

1985 White Columns, New York, NY


2010 美國華人博物館,跨文化主義,紐約,紐約


2009 上海當代藝術館,動漫展,上海,中國

2008 頓悟美術館,小作品,紐約,紐約州




2007 艾爾加‧威瑪PPC,豬年,紐約,紐約



2006 USF當代藝術館,龍紋,坦帕,佛羅里達州

2005 漢蒙德博物館,聯展,北亞當,紐約

2004 香港藝術中心,漢雅軒20週年展,香港


2003 柏林史坦大學,激進線,俄亥俄州

2002 DDM倉庫,聯展,上海

2001 蘇富比,沒有界線的中國,紐約



Museum of Chinese in America, Towards Transculturalism New York, NY.

Zentral Bibliothek, El Ultimo Libro, , Zurich, Switzerland

Kidspace, MASS MoCA, 10th Anniversary, Williamstown, MA


MOCA Shanghai, Animamix, Shanghai, China


Satori Gallery, Small Works, New York, NY

Guangdong Museum of Art, Farewell to Post Colonialism, Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China

Contrast Gallery, Mei Guo, Shanghai and Beijing, China

Singapore Art Fair, Singapore


Elga Wimmer PPC, Year of the Pig, New York, NY

Flushing Town Hall, Cheryl McGuinnes Gallery, Touched by Women’s Hands, NY

2006 USF Contemporary Art Museum, Dragon Veins, , Tampa, FL


Hammond Museum, Group show, North Adams, NY

Kidspace @ MASS MoCA, Magic Gardens


Hong Kong Art Centre, Hanart 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Hong Kong

National Academy of Arts, The Annual, , New York, NY

2003 Bowling State University, The Radical Line, OH


DDM Warehouse, Group Show, Shanghai

China 2000, Visual Dialogue , New York, NY

Long March Project, Maotai, China

Asilah Arts Festival, 2002 Summer Arts Festival, Asilah, Morocco, Mural

2001 Sotheby’s, China Without Borders, New York

作品介紹 About the Artworks



Charting Sacred Territories: Holy Morphosis is an attempt to create a big picture of world religion. It is an exploration into the visual expressions of devotional practice, and additionally a personal journey into the vast terrain of the world’s belief systems. The sources for my paintings and drawings are the rich visual motifs, icons, decorative embellishments and architectural floor plans of the major religions. The work is the result of my research into some of the most compelling images in history, and my subsequent reinterpretation and configuration of these images to make contemporary paintings that connect to our histories. In the painting, Branches of Beliefs, Eastern and Western, which lay out the various sects, denominations and groups— decorative motifs from different religions sometimes overlap- indicating connections between the histories of these religions. I hope to give the viewer an experience of visualizing and thus perhaps comprehending the sheer multitude of different groups actively practicing different belief systems simultaneously across this planet.