Scarlet Cheng
Scarlet Cheng

Scarlet Cheng is an arts writer who specializes in the visual arts, architecture and design, and cinema. She also teaches art and film history at Art Center College of Design and at Otis College of Design.

Recent Articles
Noah Purifoy's Sophisticated Assemblage
Noah Purifoy's Sophisticated Assemblage
At LACMA, exhibition "Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada" traces an overall chronology of the assemblage artist life's work.
Exiles and Expressionism: The Transatlantic Exodus of European Filmmakers
Exiles and Expressionism: The Transatlantic Exodus of European Filmmakers
Two exhibitions examine the period of cinema history when filmmaking talent crossed the Atlantic from Berlin, the center of German-language cinema, to Hollywood.
Clare Graham & MorYork: The Answer is Yes
Clare Graham & MorYork: The Answer is Yes
A new exhibition of Highland-based artist Clare Graham highlights his decades-long endeavor of collecting and artmaking from found materials.
Bethlehem Baptist Church: A Schindler Saved
Bethlehem Baptist Church: A Schindler Saved
The Bethlehem Baptist Church, an African American congregation, is the only church designed by celebrated architect Rudolph Schindler.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

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Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

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Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline


Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

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A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

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Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.

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