Sapira Cheuk is an ink painter and installation artist interested in proprioception, ways of knowing through the body, and how these modes of knowledge reflect or internalize external experiences. Her piece, “Pas De Deux, in the Time of Quarantine”, can be found on the cover of EPOCH Issue 02: Aftermath, available to purchase here.
What books did you grow up reading?
My favourites were Jin Yong, a popular Chinese Wuxia novelist. I immigrated when I was ten years old and those novels helped keep my Chinese language skills while adapting and learning English in America.
What is the most challenging aspect of your creative process?
The most challenging aspect of the process for me is usually to negotiate time between the work that supports me financially and the responsibilities of everyday life.
What does your studio space look like?
For my larger pieces that are up to 30ft long, I produce them in the space between the couch and the TV in my living room. We used to have a dining table/area but now it’s been co-opted to a painting/storage area.
Who is your biggest artistic supporter?
My partner Brendan. He has never questioned, in fact only ever encouraged the shared time and resources I’ve poured into my work.
Where can we find your work?
Instagram: @Sapira Cheuk