Interwoven



Humanscape, 2019
Humanscape, 2019




In this body of work, I wish to manifest the connections between people through an exploration of repetition and iteration.  The fiber medium is deeply steeped in these ideas, as every creation is the binding and accumulation of many small actions.  This can also be said for the passing down of traditions in families and communities, as the culture of fabric is built through the repetition of inheriting ideas from one generation to the next.





Chains, 2019
Chains, 2019

Chains, 2019

Chains, 2019






All Fingers on Me, 2019

All Fingers on Me, 2019





The materiality of fiber mirrors our social spheres, as linear connections twist together into the larger web of humanity.  This collection of work uses this idea to embody how I connect with my family, my culture, my identity, and my community.






DIY Kintsugi, 2019
DIY Kintsugi, 2019






Red Line, 2019

Red Line, 2019





Every work presents a personal relationship through fiber materiality or symbology, and invites the audience to share in my experiences through physical interaction with the artwork.  Through this, I hope to create a new relationship with my viewers, and bring to light the often invisible connections we hold between us.





Bodies, 2020





Our Home, Hong Kong, 2020
Our Home, Hong Kong, 2020






Itogon, Philippines, 2019
Itogon, Philippines, 2019











Annika Cheng is a fiber artist from Queens, New York.  She is currently studying in Baltimore, Maryland at MICA, as a fiber major with an art history minor, and illustration and experimental fashion concentrations.
    Her work in Interwoven attempts to visualize the connections between communities, and envision ways that fiber practices can bring people together. 
    She is currently working to develop her practice to serve as a way to uplift and bridge the communities that she belongs to, including Asian Americans and adoptees.