Artist Biography

Mingyong Cheng (Beijing, China), currently based in North Carolina, US, is an interdisciplinary artist who focuses on everyday experiences and objects to tease out what is uncanny and ironic about our shared reality. Having developed her approach through her undergraduate studies in documentary film at the Communication University of China, her work has expanded to incorporate a more conceptual approach to the genre. In addition to film, her experimental and interactive storytelling includes approaches as diverse as creative coding, graphic design, AR experience, 3D virtual experience and installation. At Duke University, where she is currently pursuing her MFA, her projects consider the body in relation to everyday environments. Her latest project explores this premise in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education History

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