Adjunct Assistant Professor and alumni Zhiwan Cheung MFA ’16 is featured in Sculpture Magazine, and exhibits ISC’s Student Achievement Awards in Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition October 23, 2016 – Apr 2, 2017 at Grounds for Sculpture, NJ.
This annual exhibition offers a glimpse into the future of contemporary sculpture as some of the most talented sculpture students, selected from hundreds of domestic and international art programs, exhibit their award-winning work in the 22nd ISC & GFS collaborative exhibition. The Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award is sponsored in part by Gertrud and Heinz Aeschlimann, Doris and Donald Fisher Fund, Johnson Art & Education Foundation, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.
Cheung brings together sculpture, film, and performance to examine the complex intersection of national identity and personal psyche is. “Not always clear nor fixed; as an artist, I probe these paths and how and where they join and diverge. As an odyssey toward a home that does not exist, a rite of passage with no destination, I use my work to search for a critical understanding of an impossible homecoming. It is a journey guided by an allusive visual language, with a mix of pop cultural, art historical, and aesthetical signals and choices that also guide audiences into finding their own rites of passage.”