Peikwen Cheng

Born in 1970 - United States

BIOGRAPHY

The artist studied product design at Stanford University, graduating in 1997. He is a self-taught photographer who has presented his work in Cambodia, Canada, China, Germany, Greece, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Syria, United Kingdom and the United States. Before deciding to focus on art, he was a designer and was awarded with a United States Design Patent and an Industrial Design Exellence Award by the Industrial Design Society of America.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO & GROUP SHOWS

2014
Three Shadows Photography Award, juried by Arthur Ollman, Candida Höfer, Liu Zheng, RongRong, Tokihiro Sat?, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
Landscapes, Gallery Magda Danysz, Shanghai, China

2013
Paris Photo, with Gallery Magda Danysz, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Talents: Four Featured Artists of 2012 by C/O Berlin, in conjunction with Deutsche Börse, Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg
Surge Art Beijing 2013, juried by Bao Dong, Cao Difei, Karen Smith, Liu Xiaodong and You Yang, Beijing, China

2012
Talents 26: Lost and Found, juried by Felix Hoffmann, Anne-Marie Beckmann, David Elliott, Anton Corbijn, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2011
Counterpoint 2011: Journey to the East, curated by Julina Togonon and Stathis Gerostathopoulos, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, United States
Renaissance Photography Prize, juried by Michael Hoppen, Brian Aris, Philippe Gardner, Brigitte Lardinois and Lorna-Mary Webb, Mall Galleries, London, United Kingdom

2010
Singapore International Photography Festival 2010, curated by Yasufumi Nakamori, Ark Fongsmut, Bridget Tracy Tan, Chow Chee Yong, Singapore
Flash Forward 2009 – Emerging Photographers from Canada, the UK and US from the Magenta Foundation, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, United States

2009
Seen in China, Emily Davis Gallery, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, United States
Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers 2009, Magenta Foundation, FotoWeek Central 4, Washington, DC, United States
Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers 2009, Magenta Foundation, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

2008
Scrapbook, Red Box Studio, Beijing, China
China in Transition: A Closer Look, in conjunction with Fotofest 2008, Kinzelman Art, Houston, TX, United States

2007
Degrees of Separation, curated by John A. Bennette, Peer Gallery, New York, NY, United States
International Photography Awards 2006 Best of Show, curated by Colin Westerbeck, Lodz, Poland / Athens, Greece / Stockholm, Sweden / London, UK / Los Angeles, USA

2006
International Photography Awards 2006 Best of Show, The Angkor Photography Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia
International Photography Awards 2006 Best of Show, Splashlight Studios, New York, NY, United States
24th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, juried by Allison Hunter and Madeline Yale, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, United States


2005
Citations, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY, United States
Musical Visions, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA, United States
AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY, United States
20/20 – a Perfect Vision, Belcher Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States
Artwalk NY, Sotheby’s, New York, NY, United States


2004
Unframed First Look, juried by Cindy Sherman, Adam Fuss and Jack Pierson, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY, United States
Artwalk NY, Sotheby’s, New York, NY, United States
Less than Zero, Joe Kish, San Francisco, CA, United States
(Re) Emergence, Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA, United States
Exposed, Belcher Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States


2001
Word Up, Burning Man Festival, Black Rock City, NV, United States
The Photograph as Cultural Document – Timeless and Fleeting Images of Our Lives, UC Berkeley Extension Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States

AWARDS AND HONORS

2014 Three Shadows Photography Award, Finalist
2012 National Geographic Award, Eddie Adams Workshop, 25th Anniversary Class
2012 Talents 2012, C/O Berlin
2011 Renaissance Photography Prize, Shortlisted: Lamp Mobile, Free on the Range
2010 LOOKbetween Photographer, Look3 – Festival of the Photograph
2009 Selected Winner, Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers 2009, Magenta Foundation

2008 International Photography Awards, Non-Professional:
Honorable Mention, Editorial, Photo Essay, Series: Gai
Honorable Mention, Editorial, Photo: Race for Space
Honorable Mention, Editorial, Photo: Ground Breaking
Honorable Mention, Editorial, Environmental, Photo: Race for Space
Honorable Mention, Editorial, General News, Photo : Race for Space
Honorable Mention, Editorial, General News, Photo: Ground Breaking
Honorable Mention, Editorial, General News, Series: Gai
Honorable Mention, Fine Art, Landscape, Photo: Race for Space
Honorable Mention, Nature, Landscape, Photo: Race for Space
Honorable Mention, People, Portrait, Series: Gai
Honorable Mention, People, Culture, Series: Gai
Honorable Mention, People, Lifestyle, Series: Gai
Honorable Mention, Special, Travel/Tourism, Photo: Race for Space
Honorable Mention, Architecture, Cityscapes, Photo: Race for Space

2007 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, 3rd Prize, Fine Art, Landscape: Doors of Perception
2006 Best of Show, International Photography Awards
2006 International Photography Awards, Non-Professional:
1st Place, Nature, Underwater, Series: Less than Zero
2nd Place, Special, Other, Series: Lost and Found
Honorable Mention, Fine Art, Abstract, Series: Less than Zero
Honorable Mention, Fine Art, Landscape, Series: Lost and Found
Honorable Mention, Fine Art, Other, Series: Lost and Found
Honorable Mention, Fine Art, Other, Series: Less than Zero
Honorable Mention, Fine Art, Culture, Series, Through the Eyes of the 22
Honorable Mention, People, Other: Field of Dreams
Honorable Mention, People, Portrait, Series: Through the Eyes of the 22

2006 Curator’s Choice Distinction, Houston Center for Photography
2003 Cultural Equity Grant in Visual Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission
2003 Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize, Finalist
2002 Industrial Design Excellence Award, Industrial Designers Society of America and BusinessWeek
2002 United States Design Patent, N. D466,896


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