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Shiqing Deng

Artist Statement

"My work explores the relationships between virtually manipulated reality and the tangible world. I use clothing as my starting point. The paintings use the clothing as second skin of human bodies that is undefined by gender, race and origin."


Deng Shiqing is a graduate of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, where she won multiple student awards. She earned a MFA at the New York Academy of Fine Art. Deng has won multiple competitions including:  First prize in the Art Renewal Center’s International Salon art competition; “Best of Show’’ in the International Biennial Portrait Competition; Finalist of BP Portrait Award and honorable mentions from The Bennett Prize and the 2018 – 2019 Chubb Fellow Competition. In 2023 Demo won the coveted Bennett Prize 3. Her work has been exhibited at the National Museum of China in Beijing, Da Fen Art Museum in Shenzen, the United Nations’ building, Sotheby’s in New York City, as well as in group shows in New York and Miami.