Artist Biography

Mingyong Cheng (Beijing, China), currently based in California, US, is a computational and interdisciplinary artist who focuses on everyday experiences and objects to tease out what is uncanny, ironic, and overlooked about our shared reality. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in Art Practice with a specialization in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research at the University of California San Diego, where she is studying and creating research-based art projects around marine life with an interdisciplinary group and explores the intersection of arts and science. Mingyong earned her MFA degree in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University in 2021, where she developed her artistic approach through her undergraduate studies in documentary film to incorporate a more conceptual approach to the genre with new media technology includes approaches as diverse as AI generated arts, AR experience, 3D virtual experience, and interactive installation. Her recent projects explore this premise in the context of the Ocean Noise, Water’s Imagery, and COVID-19 pandemic.

Education History

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO (On going)
PhD in Visual Arts (Art Practice)
Specialization in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research
DUKE UNIVERSITY (2019-2021)
Master of Fine Art in Experimental and Documentary Art
Certificate in College Teaching
COMMUNICATION UNIVERSITY OF CHINA (2015-2019)
Bachelor of Fine Art in Broadcast Production with a Specialization in TV Editing
Bachelor of Fine Art in Digital Media Arts