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Nelson Cheng

Artist member since 2018
Toronto, ON

Nelson Cheng is a Canadian artist based in Toronto. He holds a Bachelor of Honors from York University/Sheridan Institute and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Toronto.

As a self-taught artist, Nelson’s preferred medium is oil painting. He rigorously explores lived experiences from his surroundings, often interpreting them through techniques influenced by his multi-disciplinary backgrounds in design and architecture. He is interested in exploring spaces but reducing images to graphical compositions.

Cheng is the inagurual winner of the Landscape Artist of the Year Canada television series. He is also the recipient of the Murray and Marvelle Koffler Founder’s Award for distinguished emerging artists, and a nominee of the Mayor’s Award at the 58th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair. He has also been featured in the publications Distillery District Magazine, Toronto Star and at the McMichael Canadian Collection.


Work

Upcoming Exhibitions
2020-07-02

Online, Toronto
Toronto Online Art Fair

2020-09-14

Yorkminster Park Gallery, Toronto
Solo Show

Select Past Exhibitions
2018

Toronto
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

2019

Toronto
The Artist Project

2019

JEH Macdonald House, Thornhill
Landscape Group Show

Toronto
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Accolades
2019

The Koffler Family Foundation
Murray & Marvelle Koffler Founder's Award

2020

Makeful / Marblemedia
Landscape Artist of The Year Canada

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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