Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong is a New York-based artist working at the boundary of art and architecture.
Cheryl’s work investigates the transformation of space over time. She explores how spaces can perform on varying scales, ranging from smaller scales such as shelters and surfaces that accommodate the body, to larger spaces that extend their reach to entire environments. Her work questions the social implications of space through architectural interventions, in which harnessing public interaction is integral. When physical elements in architectural spaces perform and change, they also dictate changes in behavior – How do we perceive and react to the difference? How do we register change over time? How can race, sex and politics become embedded in architecture and how is space negotiated?
Born and raised in Los Angeles, she received her B.A. in Art and Italian at the University of California at Berkeley, studied sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Milan, Italy) and earned her Masters in Architecture from Columbia University GSAPP. She has lived and worked in Milan, Hong Kong, Berlin, New York, Berkeley, Macau and Bangkok. Her work has been commissioned by the City of Inglewood Department of Parks & Recreation, the NYC Parks Department and by the Percent for Art program in Washington DC. Her work has been exhibited at Triangle Arts Association, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Istanbul Design Biennial, Usagi Gallery, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Taliesin West, the Venice Biennale of Art, BMW-Guggenheim Lab, Columbia University GSAPP, Berkeley Art Museum, Museo della Permanente (Milan, Italy) amongst others. As a design educator, Cheryl has been a visiting critic at Columbia University and the Parsons School of Design, and in recent years, was a professor at the International Program in Design & Architecture (INDA) at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Her work has been published Domus Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Triple Canopy, Bijutsu Techo, Designboom, Dwell, Interior Design Magazine, Architizer, GSAPP Books and Design Observer.