2019 Create Change Fellow | 2021 Creative Action Fund Awardee
Sculpture, Architecture, Digital Drawing
As an artist and trained architect, Cheryl’s practice lies at the intersection of art, architecture, social practice and performance. She investigates the transformation of shared space over time and seeks to challenge social and political boundaries through the design and implementation of architectural interventions.
What motivates you to do what you do?
In my exploration of impermanence, an important part is choreographing situations — through transformations via site-specific spatial interventions– that harness public interaction. Architecture, at the scale of small objects as well as large buildings, affects the way we behave and the way we interact with each other. In my practice, I am interested in investigating how race and sex become embedded in architecture, and I am also interested in cultivating awareness and understanding to the way spaces change and the way they change us.
2021 Creative Action Fund | MUSINGS FROM CHINATOWN: Peri-Pandemic Notes on Resilience
MUSINGS FROM CHINATOWN: Peri-Pandemic Notes on Resilience is a bilingual (English/Chinese) digital publication featuring contributions from Chinatown community members on how to stay resilient and how to remember the stories of our Chinatowns. This digital zine, and accompanying virtual event, is a small compilation of some of the many amazing voices from our Chinatown communities. As Chinatowns have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, it expands the discussion on RESILIENCE within Chinatowns across North America. At this time, we need BIPOC solidarity and we need to stay strong; the goal is to create a resource for cultivating and simply remembering our own resilience.