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 recent solo exhibitions include Between Males at Terra Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Total Trash at Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA, and Big Dreams at Sticks and Stones Gallery, Oakland, CA.
In February 2016, Cheung’s work will be on display at duo show entitled Meat & Potatoes at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco. Featuring works by Jeffrey Cheung and Anna Valdez, the show will be held from February 4th until February 27th. These two artists also participated at group exhibition entitled Tomorrow at the SF Gallery in December 2015, together with other 15 dynamic painters and mixed media artists from the Bay Area and beyond.
Featured image: Jeffrey Cheung – Pink, Condensed Oil Paint on Panels, Untitled series, 2012
Images courtesy © the artist and Hashimoto Contemporary
|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|