About the Artist
Carl Cheng (b. 1942, San Francisco; lives and works in Santa Monica, Calif.) received his MA (1967) and BA (1963) from the University of California, Los Angeles. A retrospective exhibition of his work is scheduled to open at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia in 2024. Other monographic exhibitions have been organized at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (2006); SculptureCenter, New York (2000); Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, Calif. (1984, 1991); Capp Street Project, San Francisco (1989); MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Mass. (1988); ASG Foundation Gallery, Nagoya, Japan (1980); Exploratorium, San Francisco (1977); and Expo ‘70, Osaka, Japan. Cheng’s public works can be viewed at the Santa Monica Library, Santa Monica, Calif.; the Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, Calif.; and The Promenade, Long Beach, Calif. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including Potential Worlds 2: Eco-Fictions, Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zürich, Switzerland (2020); 3D: Double Vision, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2018); Under the Big Black Sun, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2011); Organic Laboratory Museum, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, Calif. (1998); ARTEC’93, Nagoya Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan (1993); Erosions & Environmental Changes, Baxter Art Gallery, Caltech, Pasadena, Calif. (1975); and Photography into Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York (1970). Cheng has received many grants, awards, and fellowships from organizations, such as LACMA Art + Technology Lab, Los Angeles (2017); Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York (2001); Getty Foundation, Los Angeles (1990); The Clocktower, New York (1987); and National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC (1982, 1986).