Jeffrey Cheung is an American contemporary artist who works in a variety of media, ranging from linocut prints, to paintings, to collage and drawings. He is best known for his large-scale works focused on the physical interaction between males.
Usually, his characters include one or several men who don’t represent the classical nude model. With the characteristic rolls of fat, long noses, bald heads or modest penises, his subjects confront us with a contented smile. Unembarrassed by their unfashionable looks, they are portrayed as proud of their bodies — enjoying in the authoritative status imparted to them by the artist use of larger-than-life scale.
Jeffrey Cheung obtained his BA in Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2011. His artworks have been included in many individual and collective shows throughout California. Some of his solo exhibitions include Meat & Potatoes at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, Total Trash at Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA, and Big Dreams at Sticks and Stones Gallery, Oakland, CA.
Cheung’s first European solo exhibition, Together opens at Andenken Gallery in Amsterdam, NL, on Friday, September 28th, 2018. This works on paper show runs until Saturday, October 20th, 2018.
Featured image: Jeffrey Cheung – Up, 70 x 50 cm, Ink on paper
All images courtesy of the artist and Andenken Gallery. © Jeffrey Cheung
|2018||Together||Andenken Gallery, Amsterdam, NL||Solo|
|2017||Closer||Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA||Solo|
|2016||2016 Miami Project, with Hashimoto Contemporary||Miami Project 5, Miami||Group|
|2016||Meat & Potatoes, with Anna Valdez||Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA||Duo|
|2015||Jeffrey Cheung Art Opening||Econo Jam Records, Oakland, CA||Solo|
|2015||Tomorrow||Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA||Group|
|2015||Posture Magazine’s Print Issue No. I Release + art exhibition||City Bird Gallery, Paris, France||Group|
|2014||Face and Figure||Alley Cat Books, San Francisco, CA||Group|
|2014||No Show||Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA||Group|
|2013||Between Males||Terra Gallery, San Francisco, CA||Solo|
|2013||Take Me Away||SFAC, San Francisco CA||Group|
|2012||Total Trash||Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA||Solo|
|2012||Big Dreams||Sticks and Stones Gallery, Oakland, CA||Solo|
|2012||Untitled||Under One Roof, San Francisco, CA||Solo|
|2012||Best Buds||2147 Broadway, Oakland, CA||Solo|
|2012||Murk||Terra Gallery, San Francisco, CA||Group|
|2012||Queer Ancestors||LGBT Center, San Francisco, CA||Group|
|2012||Buffet Flats||Million Fishes,San Francisco, CA||Group|
|2012||The Sanctuary Show||Lotte Arts, San Francisco, CA||Group|
|2011||Jeffrey Cheung||Eduardo Carrillo Gallery, Matthew Debaudt, Santa Cruz, CA||Solo|
|2011||The 2011 Creative Collective: Student-Faculty Show||Robert Blitzer Gallery, .Santa Cruz, CA||Group|
|2011||In Between||Project Space 140, Santa Cruz, CA||Group|