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Nelson Cheng

Artist member since 2018
Toronto, ON

Nelson was born in Scarborough, Ontario but moved and lived in Hong Kong in his early years; there he gained exposure to large busy urban. His family relocated to the suburbs of Ontario during his formative years, but continued to cultivate his exposure to diverse urban metropolitans worldwide. As a young adult much later in life, he spent time living and working in various cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Buenos Aires, which further his love for the urban condition.

For Cheng, visiting a new place evokes excitement and curiosity for the unfamiliar and the unknown. As foreign as new places are to him, they inspire a sense of nostalgia, there is always something that resonates with him and connects on a very natural human level. Cheng is interested in this threshold between the familiar and unexpected, he rigorously explores this idea through examining architecture and their surrounding environments. Drawing influence from former disciplines in graphic design and architecture, he paints scenes from his lived experiences in various neighbourhoods and cities significant to him, but is equally fascinated by past history. Nelson holds a Bachelor of Design Honors from York University and Sheridan Institute and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Toronto.


Work

MOST VIEWED
167
Upcoming Exhibitions
2019-07-12

Toronto
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Select Past Exhibitions
2018

Toronto
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

2019

Toronto
The Artist Project

2019

JEH Macdonald House, Thornhill
Landscape Group Show

Press
2018

Toronto Star
City Insights Feature

2018

Distillery District Magazine, April 2018, Volume 23
Artist Feature

Education
2012

University of Toronto
Masters of Architecture

2008

York University/ Sheridan Institute
Bachelor of Design Honours

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