• The Thing is Close

    School 33 Art Center - Baltimore, Maryland
    08/31/2018 - 09/29/2018

    Works by Cindy Cheng and Jackie Milad

    “The Thing is Close” exhibits the pairing of prolific Baltimore-based artists Cindy Cheng and Jackie Milad. Cheng creates complex sculptural constructions and installations that draw reference from the carefully choreographed rooms of her parents’ house in Hong Kong. Her work invokes a highly formal language to ponder the importance of objects and their ‘beneficial’ placements in the Chinese home. Gesturing toward physical spaces she has inhabited, as well as objects and things she has lived around and through, these works serve as incubators that reflect on the physical and abstract self, as well as Cheng’s own personal history and memory. Jackie Milad’s works on paper present the complexities of identity-making for people of mixed-race and ethnic backgrounds. Her work constructs a new visual language—a mash-up of actual and invented symbols associated with her Egyptian and Honduran immigrant background and family history. Combining drawing processes collaged with the cut pieces of older finished works, Milad tears away at preciousness of history to reveal another story—one that is not fixed, and yet uniquely her own.


  • Isla: Regarding Paradise

    Towson University, Center for the Arts - Towson, Maryland
    Friday, September 7— Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Guest Curator Jackie Milad explores the theme of “paradise” and what lies beyond the typical postcard representations of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, examining these nations as complex societies struggling to assert economic independence, political autonomy, and environmental justice. An insatiable desire to conquer and own the utopic dream of paradise is an enduring theme throughout history and one that is examined and critiqued by artists in this exhibition. The exhibition includes photography, sculpture, installation, mixed media, and video. Artists: Rafael Vargas Bernard, Allora & Calzadilla, Héctor Arce Espasas, Pablo Guardiola, Alejandro Guzman, Monica Rodriguez Medina, Joiri Minaya, Raquel Paiewonsky, Eric Rivera, Anabel Vázquez Rodriguez, Gabriela Salazar, Edward Victor Sanchez, and Edra Soto. A catalog will be available for purchase


  • City Paper Review

  • Bmore Art Review

  • Pyramids Fall Too

    Phoebe Projects

    Solo Presentation

    July 9 - August 6, 2016
    Opening Reception Saturday, July 9th, 2016 7-10pm

  • Vermont Studio Center!

    Spent my days drawing, thinking and eating in Vermont
    1/17 - 1/30/2015