张美佳 Annika Cheng is an interdisciplinary artist and activist from Queens, New York City. Through soft sculptural works, she explores the sinodiasporic experience, and seeks to define what contemporary Chinese American culture looks like. She investigates the ways traditions are passed down, changed, and adapted, and how these practices bond people together. She also explores the disruption of culture and the separations of people, and how that can affect identity on both an individual and collective scale.
Her most recent exhibitions include Chinatown Chronicles at Eastern Connecticut State University (2023), Adorned: Inspired by Fabric and Fashion at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden (2022), Asia in Maryland at the Asian Arts & Culture Center at Towson University (2021), and Keeping it Together at the Julio Fine Arts Gallery (2021).