Chi-Han Cheng (Jason Cheng) is a fine artist currently residing in San Francisco. He was born on April 12, 1991, in Taipei, Taiwan and has lived in different countries since childhood. Jason received his Bachelor of Fine Art degree at the National Art School in Sydney, Australia and has graduated with an MFA degree from the San Francisco Academy of Art University in May 2016. Numerous works of his have earned accolades and awards. For example his artwork Marvin won Shades of Gray online competition’s grand award sponsored by Drawing Magazine in Feb., 2016, and his painting This Morning was the curator’s top pick out of all the paintings entered in the Hall Groat’s Still Life online competition in Dec., 2014. In Oct., 2015, he was introduced to the legendary Don Ed Hardy by an acquaintance at Almac Photography, a studio where artworks are professionally shot. Jason was honored to be able to show many of his works to Mr. Hardy, who complimented him. In April 2016, his paintings was exhibited in the Sanctuary Group Show at the De Young Museum, and his first solo show will be held from January 6 to February 6, 2017 at the Academy of Art University gallery space at 625 Sutter Street, San Francisco. He is currently working on a series of paintings, “Under the Skin - Remnants”, a sequence collection of paintings that blend tattoo elements with fine art. He believes tattoos can narrate and represent a person just as our heritage shapes our individualities. 

Education

2016 MFA Painting Academy of Art University (USA)

2012 BFA Painting National Art School (Australia)

Awards

2017 The Drawing Magazine Competition, Honorable Mention, USA

2016 Applied Art Student Award, Winner of Series, Toronto, Canada 

2016 Spring Show, Academy of Art University, 3rd Place, San Francisco, CA, USA

2016 Artist’s Magazine All Media Art Competition, Honorable Mention

2015 The Drawing Magazine Competition, Grand Award

2015 Italy Study Abroad Scholarship, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, USA

2015 Art Competition Winner Showcase “Drawing”, 3rd Place

2014 Hall Groat’s Still Life Competition, Curator’s Top Pick, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2010 Art Express, National Winner New South Wales Region, Australia

 

Solo Exhibition

 

2018 Treasure Zone x One Man Tattoo, Treasure Zone Flag ship Clothing, Taipei, Taiwan

2017 Under The Skin- Remnants, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, USA

2016 Under The Skin- Remnants, Sweet Inspiration Café, San Francisco, CA, USA

Group Exhibitions

2016 Solidarity-Unity-Acceptance, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

2016 79 New Montgomery Atelier Showcase, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, USA

2016 Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, USA

2016 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

2016 De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, USA

2016 CQ42 31587: Runner-Up, “The Reflection ”, CQ42 Online Gallery, USA

2015 Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, USA

2014 Yosemite Renaissance XXX, Yosemite National Museum, Yosemite Valley, CA, USA

2014 The First Semi-Annual Open Group Exhibit, G25N Online Gallery, USA

2014 Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, USA

2012 BFA Graduation Show, Fine Art Painting, National Art School, NSW, Australia

2012 Hanny Gallery, NSW, Australia

2011 BFA Painting Show, National Art School, NSW, Australia

 

Commissions

2018 Private Portrait, Taiwan 

2016 Private Portrait, Singapore

2016 Fremont City Council Box Art, San Francisco, CA, USA

2014 Una Stallone Bakery’s Logo Design, Taipei, Taiwan

Club/Association

 

2016 Oil Painter of America

2016 Portrait Society