Amy Cheng was born in Taiwan, raised in Brazil, Oklahoma and Texas. She received a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York. She has exhibited her paintings nationally and internationally; her work is held in a number of corporate and public collections, such as Chevron Corporation, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Sheraton Hotels in Brussels, New York University Langone Medical Center, Hewlett-Packard, and more.
Amy has completed a dozen public art commissions including projects at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the Howard St. El Station in Chicago, IL, the 25th Avenue Subway Station in Brooklyn, NY, the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport MetroLink Station, the Jacksonville International Airport, FL, and Western State Hospital in Tacoma, WA. She received a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship to Renmin University of China, Beijing, People’s Republic of China in Spring 2017, a P.S. 122 Painting Center Fellowship in New York City for a 10-month residency in 2011-12, and a Senior Lecture/Research Fulbright fellowship to Brazil in Fall 2008. She has been awarded two New York Foundation for the Arts Painting Fellowships, and an Arts International travel grant to China. She has taught at Princeton, Bard College, and the State University of New York where she is a Professor Emerita in the Art Department.