Nelson Cheng (b. 1986) explores his lived experiences through compositional studies, exploring colour, linework and shape, drawing influence from his multi-disciplinary backgrounds in graphic design and architecture. 

Cheng is the inagurual winner of the Landscape Artist of the Year Canada Series (2020). He is also the recipient of the Murray and Marvelle Koffler Founder’s Award for distinguished emerging artists, and was nominated for the Mayor’s Award at the 58th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair. He has also been featured in the publications Distillery District Magazine and Toronto Star. His artwork has been featured in the McMichael Canadian Collection.

Artist CV

Nelson Cheng
b. Toronto, Canada
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada



2008      Bachelor of Design Honours York University / Sheridan Institute
2012      Masters of Architecture, University of Toronto


Group Exhibitions

2020     Landscape Artist of the Year Canada, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Canada
2019, JUL     Landscape Group Show, City of Vaughan, JEH Macdonald House, Kleinburg, Canada
2017, DEC    Group Show, Northern Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2017, AUG  2017 TWAC Art Space Juried Show, Toronto West Arts Collaborative, Toronto, Canada
2017, SEP    Spirit of Canada Group Exhibition, Gallery at Rosedale United, Toronto, Canada



2018, 2019, 2020  The Artist Project, Toronto, Canada
2018, 2019  Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Toronto, Canada
2019    Daegu Art Fair, Daegu, South Korea
2017, AUG  Artwalk in the Square, Artist Network, Toronto
2017, JUL     Riverdale Art Walk, Artist Network, Toronto


2020      Landscape Artist of the Year Canada, CBC Toronto, Canada
2019      Murray and Marvelle Koffler Founder’s Award, 58th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair 2019
2017      Best of Show Painting Artwalk in the Square, Artist Network, Toronto


Publications and Media

2018   City Insights, The Toronto Star, July 28, 2018
2018   Artist Feature, Distillery District Magazine, April 2018, Volume 23



2018, JAN        Artist Talk at Don Valley Art Club, Toronto, Canada

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