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Wandy Cheng

Artist member since 2021
Scarborough, Ontario

I am a multidisciplinary illustrator from Hong Kong currently based in Toronto, Canada. My work embodies contrasting textures and repeated patterns both on paper and with clay. My studio practice is an exploration of the interactions between interior spaces and exterior facades. Particularly, I am interested in how lived experiences are shaped within the confines of physical environments through intricate paintings and immersive public art. My past clients include Ryerson University, Artscape Weston Common, Centre for Social Innovation, PATCH Project, and a variety of local print publications.

In 2017, I worked alongside professional artists to transform the streetscapes of Toronto with STEPS Public Art. From Sean Martindale's abstract landscape at the Coach Terminal to massive concrete bents by Martin Goodman Trail, I gained invaluable technical skills bringing public art from inception to completion. For the last two years, I worked as STEPS' Engagement Coordinator, responsible for communicating and curating creative, community-engaged public art programs that continued to uplift artistic talents across Toronto and beyond.


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Everyone should know about

my gorgeous, sassy, cuddly but independent dog Deng Deng

What do you listen to when you work?

coffitivity.com, or a rotation of my favourite podcasts!

In a previous life I was (a) ...

missing holographic helium balloon

I'm really good at making (a) ...

lunch for my partner

Best season of the year in Toronto

the two weeks in the beginning of September after a heatwave when the days are long and sunny but the air is cool and crisp

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

overthinking

Select Past Exhibitions
2020

Fairbank Village, Toronto
iheART Main Street Art Challenge with STEPS Public Art

2019

Bay Adelaide Centre, Toronto
Do You See What We See? with The PATCH Project

2018

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto
Timeraiser

2018

Nathan Philips Square, Toronto
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

2018

156 Studio Projects, Toronto
103B: A Year in Review

2018

OCAD University, Toronto
GradEx103

2018

Articulations, Toronto
Fill'er Up Sketchbook Challenge

Accolades
2020

Canadian Jumpstart Charity with OCAD University
Career Launcher Fund Recipient

2018

OCAD University
Illustration Program Honourable Mention

2018

OCAD University
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Career Launcher Prize

Education
2018

OCAD University
Bachelor of Design

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