Bio

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Geoffrey Lok-Fay Cheung is a visual artist who's practice is centred around investigations of internal tensions and feelings of dysphoria. He draws heavily upon his own lived experiences growing up as a queer first-generation Canadian of Chinese descent. His works touch upon themes of conflict and disillusionment arising from conflicts with identity, bonds to community, and cultural inheritance.

 

Cheung currently lives and works out of Tkaronto / Toronto, Canada. He works primarily with painting, photography, and digital media. Cheung is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate in the 2024 cohort at Emily Carr University. He previously received a Master of Science from the University of Toronto. Cheung has worked as an award winning animator, illustrator, and conceptual artist for science communication studios in New York and Boston, and he was the creative lead and founder of Carbon Coded Studios.

Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION

2022+ • Master of Fine Arts (Candidate, 2024 Cohort), Emily Carr University, Vancouver BC

2010 • Master of Science in Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto, Toronto ON

2008 • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Life Science, Queen’s University, Kingston ON

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, SHOWCASES

2022 • “Rencontre,” Gallery 1313, Group Exhibition, Toronto ON

2022 • “TOAF 61,” Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Juried Art Fair, Toronto ON

2022 • “Surfacing,” Twist Gallery, Group Exhibition, Toronto ON

2022 • “Unyielding Earth: Contemporary views of climate change,” Esperanto Gallery, Juried Group Exhibition, Markham ON

2021 • “Societal Disruptors,” Biomedical Communications 75 Virtual Exhibition, Master of Science in Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto, Toronto ON

2021 • “BMC 75: A Retrospective Catalogue Celebrating Biomedical Communications at the University of Toronto,” Master of Science in Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto, Toronto ON

2018 • BioImages 2018 Salon, Biocomm 2018 88th Annual Meeting, Savanna GA

2018 • Newton 2018 Salon, 73rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Medical Illustrators, Newton MA

2017 • BioImages 2017 Salon, Biocomm 2017 87th Annual Meeting, Portland OR

2015 • Biomedical Communications 70th Anniversary Gala Salon, Master of Science in Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto, Toronto ON

2010 • Portland 2010 Salon, 65th Annual Meeting of the Association of Medical Illustrators, Portland OR

2009 • Richmond 2009 Salon, 64th Annual Meeting of the Association of Medical Illustrators, Richmond VA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2016–present • Director and Founder, Carbon Coded Studios, Toronto ON

2017–2020 • Editor, Biomedical Communications Alumni Association, Toronto ON

2015–2017 • Instructor, Clarafi, Brookline MA

2011–2016 • Medical Animator and Illustrator, Digizyme, Brookline MA

2010–2011 • Scientific Visualizer, TheVisualMD, New York NY

2007–2009 • Researcher, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Queen’s University, Kingston ON

2004–2008 • Medical Illustrator, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston ON

EVENTS & PRESENTATIONS

 

2021 • Speaker, “Creating a Viewbook for our students, our community, and our profession,” 75th Annual Meeting of the Association of Medical Illustrators, Online Event

2020 • Artist Talk, “Way too many hats: My journey through the world of Biomedical Communications,” Master of Science in Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto, Toronto ON

2020 • Moderator, “Perspectives on Medical Illustration Outside of Canada” and “Perspectives on Freelancing as a Medical Illustrator,” UNCON 2020, Biomedical Communications Alumni Association, Online Event

2017 • Panelist, “Biomedical Communications Alumni Panel,” Master of Science in Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto, Toronto ON

2016 • Speaker, “Finding Clarafi,” UNCON 2016, Biomedical Communications Alumni Association, Toronto ON

2010 • Speaker, “Biomedical Games: Designing Learning Experiences for the Next Generation,” 65th Annual Meeting of the Association of Medical Illustrators, Portland OR​

AWARDS

2015 • People’s Choice Award—First Place, awarded for best-in-show artwork in salon exhibit, Biomedical Communications 70th Anniversary Gala Salon, Toronto ON

2010 • Award of Merit, awarded for best editorial illustration at industry conference salon, 65th Annual Meeting of the Association of Medical Illustrators, Portland OR

2010 • Scholarship, Wendy Kates Award, awarded for outstanding academic achievement, Master of Science in Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto, Toronto ON

2010 • Scholarship, CIHR Health Research Communications Award, awarded for achievement and commitment to health communications research, Canadian Institute of Health Research, Ottawa ON

2009 • Scholarship, CIHR Pain Award, awarded for achievement in Biomedical Communications for continuing research in pain communications and visualization, Canadian Institute of Health Research, Ottawa ON

2009 • B.C. Decker Award, awarded for excellence in 3D visualization in science communication, Master of Science in Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto, Toronto ON

2009 • Keith L. Moore Award, awarded for outstanding didactic qualities, scientific insights, and artistic excellence in biomedical illustration, Master of Science in Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto, Toronto ON