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About the Artist: 

Sapira Cheuk is an ink painter and installation artist interested in proprioception, ways of knowing through the body, and how these modes of knowledge reflect or internalize external experiences. Her practice incorporates traditional Chinese Sumi painting techniques and geometric elements to depict the complexity of the Subject, agency, and corporeality, while building an alternative narrative of not only bodily experiences, but also intersubjective relations. Cheuk has exhibited in numerous exhibitions, including those at the Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Orange County Contemporary Art Center, Masur Museum, The Netura Museum, Culver Center for the Arts, Riverside Art Museum, Rochester Contemporary Art Museum, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Chaffey Museum of Art, and The Robert & Frances Fullerton Museum of Art. She currently works as an instructor for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and received her BA at University of California, Riverside and MFA from California State University, San Bernardino. 

Education: 

  • MFA in Studio Art, California State University, San Bernardino 2016

  • BA in Fine Art, University of California, Riverside 2007

 

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions:

  • 2020 Dyads: Altered Bodies, Convering Forms, Vision Gallery, Chandler, AZ. 

  • 2019 New Vessels, Unmade Structures, Core Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV.

  • 2017 Grey is the Color of Theory, San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino, CA. 

  • 2017 Cataract, Eon___ Gallery, Santa Ana, CA. 

  • 2016 CHIASMUS, Gallery De Fox, Santa Ana, CA,

  • 2016 CHIASMA, Plural Selves on Ink and Paper, Sapira Cheuk MFA Thesis Solo Exhibition, The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, Dutton Family Gallery, San Bernardino, CA.

  • 2016 People You May Know - Buccumi Gallery, Rowland Heights

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2021  

  • North x Northwest, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT.

  • Diaspora, Chamber Gallery, Las Vegas City Hall, Las Vegas, NV.

  • Anxiety in a Time of Pandemic, University of Indiana, Kokomo Gallery, Kokomo, IN. 

  • Year of the Ox, Mayor's Gallery Historic Fifth Stree School, Las Vegas, NV. 

  • Shelter, Pablo Center at the Confluence, Eau Claire, WI, Online. 

  • Art in the Plague Year, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA. Online

2020  

  • A New Monument for a Future Las Vegas, Nevada Humanities, Las Vegas, NV. 

  • On the Paper, The Progress Gallery, Pomona, CA. 

  • U.S. Women’s Suffrage Centennial, Mayor’s Gallery City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV

  • Art and Tacos, Lost Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

  • Crisis Mode, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA. 

  • A Political Romp, Priscilla Fowler Fine Art, Las Vegas NV

  • From My Eyes, RCline Arts, Las Vegas, NV Online

  • I Am Here, Are You There, Detour Dance, Online

  • The Art of US, Women of Color Arts Festival, Arts Factory, Las Vegas, NV

  • Aesthetic Primary, Mayor's Gallery Historic Fifth Street School, Las Vegas, NV

  • Margaret, Are You Grieving, Nevada Humanities, Las Vegas, NV 

  • Year of the Rat, Historic Fifth Street School, Las Vegas, NV 

  • NV Head2Toe, Core Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV 

  • Existing In Thoughts, Winchester Cultural Center, Las Vegas, NV 

  • My Two Cents, Core Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV 

2019  

  • Group Show, Priscilla Fowler Fine Art, Las Vegas, NV

  • NV Head2Toe, St. Mary's Art Center, Virginia City, NV

  • Inaugural Bullfrog Biennial, Goldwell Open Air Museum, Rhyolite, NV. 

  • Femalla, Golden West College Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA. 

  • Diversified II, Donna Beam Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV. 

  • Dis/Order, Settlers + Nomads, Online

  • Artist at Work, Nevada State College, Henderson, NV.

  • Los Angeles Art Fair, Gestalt Projects Booth 801, Los Angeles, CA. 

  • Use the Other Door, Core Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV.

2018      

  • Black and White, The Netura Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

  • Transition Zone, Chaffey Community Museum of Art, Ontario, CA.

  • INCOGNITO, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.

  • Random Acts of Content, Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, CA.

2017       

  • Fresh 2017 (Cont.), South Bay Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA.

  • Off the Wall, Masur Museum, Monroe, LA.

  • Ink and Clay, Kellogg University Art Gallery, Pomona, CA. 

  • Immigrants, The Netura Museum, Los Angeles, CA. 

  • 72 hours hold, Art-Share LA, Los Angeles, CA. 

  • Docent Show, Brewery art colony, Los Angeles, CA. 

2016        

  • Santa Ana Art Mixer, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA.

  • Brand 44 Works on Paper, The Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale CA. 

  • DIS-figured:CSUSB MFA exhibitions, CB1 gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 

  • Spectrum 3, bG gallery, Santa Monica, CA. 

  • SoCal MFA, Millard Street Art Center, Pomona, CA. 

  • Bodyconomics, Title IX Office, California State University, San Bernardino, CA. 

  • Self Portraits, Ugly Art Room, Portland, OR

  • Fresh Paint, SDWS, NTC Liberty Station arts and cultural complex, San Diego, CA

  • American Vice, Non-Fiction Gallery, Savannah GA

2015        

  • Boite en Valisa, Project Space 1785, Vero Beach, FL

  • Alumni Artist Showcase, Alumni Library University of California, Riverside CA

  • INDELICATE, Locallective, Chicago IL

  • 16th Annual Orange County Art Awards, Formation Gallery, Segerstorm Center of the Arts

  • Arts and Music Festival, Pfau Library, California State University San Bernardino, CA 

  • Open Process, Contemporary Art from the MFA world, Gallery 330, Pomona, CA 

  • The Feminist Sex Shoppe, On the Ground Floor, Los Angeles CA 

  • The Big Draw, Catalyst Gallery, Beacon NY

  • SUBLMNAL, Formation Gallery, Pomona, CA

  • Romancing Art, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside CA

  • CHOAS, OC Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana

  • Gallery Tally Poster Project, Women Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • Looking Forward, Looking Back, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

2014         

  • It’s Casual, The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art,

  • Dutton Family Gallery, San Bernardino CA

  • The Mysterious Burial Mask: Information and Evidence, The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, San Bernardino CA 

  • XX Redux: Revisiting a Feminist Collective, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA

  • RIBBA 500, Coastline Community College Gallery, Newport Beach CA 

  • Washi Print Making with Paper of Fukui, The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton CA 

  • Edible Matters - The Seeds of Interconnectivity, tAd Gallery, Denton TX

  • Tiny Thoughts, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

  • Thank You for Failing, Kearny St. Workshop, San Francisco CA

  • (en)Gendered (in)Equity, For Your Art, Los Angeles, CA 

  • Gallery Tally, Area: Lugar De Projectos, Caguas, Puerto Rico

  • Tracers Takes Over, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

  • DISINTEGRATION | Temporal Installation amid uninterrupted spaces, CSU Fullerton Visual Art Quad 

2013         

  • Collaboration X, Pixel Gallery, Riverside CA

  • Visual Resource Center, CSU San Bernardino CA 

  • Artist Books and Cookies, Ooga Booga, Los Angeles CA  6x6x2013, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY

  • For Your Art, 24 hours donut city, Los Angeles CA 

  • The Da Center for the Arts, East meets West, Pomona CA 

2012        

  • Doing Your Dirty Work, Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco CA 

  • 6 x 6 x 2012, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY 

  • New Action in Painting, 4141 Garage, San Diego CA 

  • Fawn Collective, Fawn Gallery, Costa Mesa CA  

  • Art On The Move, White Wall Gallery, San Francisco CA 

2011         

  • Artscape, Riverside County Administrative Center, Riverside CA 

  • Flag Stop Art, Torrance CA 

  • Portland Zine Symposium, Refuge Pdx, Portland OR 

  • Chain Letter, Shosahana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles CA 

  • Chain Letter, Swarm of Consciousness, Online Jul.

  • Sea No Evil, Riverside Auditorium, Riverside CA 

  • Saturation, Back to the Grind, Riverside CA 

  • Gurr Fair, Santa Ana, CA 

  • Inside Out Project, Online, 

2010         

  • Happy Hour, Memphis Gallery, Santa Ana CA 

2006        

  • How’d you like them apples, UCR BA Grad Show, Riverside CA ​

 

Publications, Mentions, and Features:     ​

  • "Q+A Gig Depio on the show he curated for Las Vegas City Hall", Doublescoop Nevada Online, Jun 2, 2021

  • "AFTERMATH” Epoch Press literature magazine cover, Spring 2021 UK

  • “AN EPIC GROUP ART SHOW CREATES ‘NEW MONUMENTS FOR A FUTURE LAS 

  • VEGAS” Las Vegas Weekly, Online, Jan 7, 2021

  • "In-Person Art Shows Are Starting to Return to Metro Phoneix Galleries..." Phoneix New Times, Online, Aug 13, 2020

  • "Dancing Together in a Pandemic", Heart to Heart, Nevada Humanities Online, Jul 13, 2020

  • "My Two Cents' explores free speech, expression in art", Las Vegas Sun, Jan 15, 2020

  • "The Art of Free Speech" Nevada Public Radio Online, Jan 10 2020

  • “Sapira Cheuk: New Vessels, Unmade Structures”, Southwest Contemporary in print and online Oct 2019

  • “The Hot Seat”, Desert Companion, July 2019

  • "This Week's 5 best bets for arts and culture in Las Vegas", Las Vegas Review Journal, Online Jun 27, 2019

  • ​"Sculptures, paintings, and Japanese art top things to see around town" Review Journal Online, Jan 20, 2019

  • "SBVC’s Gresham Art Gallery to Showcase Local Artistic Talent" Medium.com, Online, Aug 6, 2017

  • “Collaboration for Equality, A Feminist Perspective” Art and Cake Online, Mar 23, 2017

  • “Sapira Cheuk’s Graceful Hypnotism” Beautiful Bizarre Online, Mar 14, 2017

  •  California State University, MFA program promotional materials.

  • “Brand 44”, Exhibition Catalog, Glendale Library

  • "CHIASMUS" Exhibition Catalog, MagCloud.com May 2016

  • "American Vice: New Juried show at Non-Fiction explore America’s dark side" Savannah Art Informer online, Racheal Flora, Mar 16, 2016

  • “An edgy addition to Vero art scene” TCpalm online, Jan 25, 2016

  • “America Vice”, Exhibition Catalog, PDF Online, pg4

  • “Artist Interview” Social Culture September Issue pg 84-85

  • “It’s Casual” Dotphotozine online, Kathy Stewart, Jan 1,

  • California State University, MFA program promotional materials.

 

Lectures, Talks, Panels, Workshop and Service

  • Seeing Colors Podcast, Online (Upcoming)

  • Art Talk Talk Talk Show, Lace Contemporary, Online 2021

  • Artist Talk, Pablo Center at the Confluence, Eau Claire, WI 2021 

  • Artist Talk, Sasse Art Museum, Online, CA 2020

  • Artist Talk, Vision Gallery, Chandler, AZ 2020 

  • City of Las Vegas, Public Works Mural Evaluation Panel, Las Vegas, NV 2020

  • Core Arts Concord Board Member, Las Vegas, NV 2020 - Current

  • Passion Planning Workshop, Warhol gallery, Las Vegas, NV 2020

  • Artist Talk, Women of Color Arts Festival, Las Vegas, NV 2020

  • Artist Talk, Core Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV. 2019

  • Sumi Ink Workshop, Core Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV. 2019

  • Juror, Las Vegas Artist Guild Dreams Exhibition, West Sahara Library, Las Vegas, NV. 2019

  • Artist Talk, Las Vegas Artist Guild, Henderson NV. 2019

  • Artist at Work, Nevada State College, Henderson NV. 2019

  • Artist's Chat, Core Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV. 2019

  • Guest Artist Lecture, University of California, Irvine, Irvine CA. 2017

  • Guest Artist Lecture, Laguna College of Arts and Design, Laguna Beach, CA. 2016

  • "What Can Contemporary Art Do?" Panel Discussion, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA. 2016

  • Artist Talk, Gallery de Fox, Santa Ana, CA 2016

  • MFA artist talk, California State University, San Bernardino, CA 2016

  • (In)Humanities College of Liberal Art Symposium, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 2016

  • Artist Talk, Alumni Artist Showcase, Alumni Library University of California, Riverside, 2015

  • Artist Talk, Open Process, Contemporary Art from the MFA world, Gallery 330, Pomona CA 2015

  • Artist Talk, Washi Print Making with Paper of Fukui, The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA 2014​