MA in Communication & Cultural Studies, University of Western Sydney; Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts; BA Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts; Graduate Diploma in Language Teaching (TESOL), University of Technology, Sydney.
Cecily Cheo is a painter, writer and independent curator. She has extensive teaching experience at tertiary level in studio practice as well as Art history and Theory. As a painter she has exhibited her work in Australia, China and Singapore. Her special interest in Drawing and Intercultural Studies prompted her to curate the exhibition “Drawings: Propositions & Possibilities”, an exploration of different approaches taken to drawings by artists from Australia, China and Singapore. She also curated “Wendy Paramor: Lost & Found”, a retrospective exhibition, held in 2000, of 160 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures by the late Australian artist Wendy Paramor. In conjunction with this exhibition, she produced a two-part radio programme for the ABC Australia. In 2000, with Singapore writer T. K. Sabapathy, she co-wrote Cheo Chai-Hiang: Thoughts & Processes (Rethinking the Singapore River). She has also written two course readers, Women in Art and Environments, Happenings & Contemporary Trends, for the External Studies College of TAFE, NSW, Australia.