People of Art Special Collection - Erica Cheung

Erica Cheung was born in New Jersey to parents of first-generation immigrants from Hong Kong; she was raised in New York, and currently based in Houston, Texas. She is an artist, poet, and environmentalist. Her practice explores Asian American identities and the tensions that arise through these identities’ various intersections with popular culture and media, traditional immigrant family values, the environment, and race relations in America. Her work manifests itself in a range of media, including photography, text, collage, and experimental sound and video.

Erica is currently an Assistant Director at Foto Relevance, a contemporary photography gallery located in Houston’s Museum District. She is also involved in archiving the work of photographers and FotoFest founders Fred Baldwin and Wendy Watriss for the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin. She received a BA in English and Visual & Dramatic Arts with a concentration in Film/Photography from Rice University.

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