Jeffrey Cheung/ Jeffrey Cheung

United States

Painting, Collage, Drawing

Jeffrey Cheung
Jeffrey Cheung
United States

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.


jeffreycheung - David, 2013
Jeffrey Cheung – David, 2013

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.

Trash Series

jeffreycheung - Trash Series, Lobot Gallery, 2012, installation view
Jeffrey Cheung – Trash Series, Lobot Gallery, 2012, installation view

Between Males Series

jeffreycheung - Three, Between Males Series, 2013 (Left) / Pre Raphael Villet, Between Males Series, 2013 (Right)
Jeffrey Cheung – Three, 2013 (Left) / Pre Raphael Villet, 2013 (Right)

Queer Print Series

jeffreycheung - Untitled 7, Queer Print Series, 2011 (Left) / Untitled 6, Queer Print Series, 2011 (Right)
Jeffrey Cheung – Untitled 7, 2011 (Left) / Untitled 6, 2011 (Right)

Jeffrey Cheung lives and works in Oakland, California.

Featured image: Jeffrey Cheung – Pink, Condensed Oil Paint on Panels, Untitled series, 2012
Images courtesy © the artist and Hashimoto Contemporary

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2016Meat & Potatoes, with Anna ValdezHashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CADuo
2015Jeffrey Cheung Art OpeningEcono Jam Records, Oakland, CASolo
2015TomorrowHashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CAGroup
2015Posture Magazine’s Print Issue No. I Release + art exhibitionCity Bird Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2014Face and FigureAlley Cat Books, San Francisco, CAGroup
2014No ShowLobot Gallery, Oakland, CAGroup
2013Between MalesTerra Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2013Take Me AwaySFAC, San Francisco CAGroup
2012Total TrashLobot Gallery, Oakland, CASolo
2012Big DreamsSticks and Stones Gallery, Oakland, CASolo
2012UntitledUnder One Roof, San Francisco, CASolo
2012Best Buds2147 Broadway, Oakland, CASolo
2012MurkTerra Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2012Queer AncestorsLGBT Center, San Francisco, CAGroup
2012Buffet FlatsMillion Fishes,San Francisco, CAGroup
2012The Sanctuary ShowLotte Arts, San Francisco, CAGroup
2011Jeffrey CheungEduardo Carrillo Gallery, Matthew Debaudt, Santa Cruz, CASolo
2011The 2011 Creative Collective: Student-Faculty ShowRobert Blitzer Gallery, .Santa Cruz, CAGroup
2011In BetweenProject Space 140, Santa Cruz, CAGroup