Connie Zheng is a project-based artist and writer who was born in Luoyang, China and is currently based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work seeks to consider the fraught nature of the hybridization produced by the colonial encounter, the troubled boundaries between interior and exterior spaces, and the dialogue between cultural and ecological colonization. She perceives "home" as a fraught space in which national and institutional interests often vie for dominance with concerns at the individual or community level, and sees the manipulation of psychic and physical environments as interlinked with the constitution of the body.
While her practice is drawing-based and informed heavily by her writing, she treats drawings and texts as proposals for interdisciplinary inquiries in an effort to examine the compost pile of history via a bricolage of materials and signifiers. As a Chinese immigrant growing up in New England, many of the images that circulate in her work germinate from this position of liminality.
Connie is currently pursuing her MFA in Art Practice at UC Berkeley. She received her BA in Economics and English from Brown University and worked as a researcher before starting graduate school.
CV available upon request.