Hi :)

Thanks for visiting ursula-cheng.com!

I'm Ursula Kam-Ling Cheng. I'm currently updating this webspace I hold. I want to share so much more about the projects I have been engaged with in the last two years. Most of all the fun participatory and social element that has been involved in so many of these recent commissions. It has been incredibly collaborative. 

After a short personal break I'm excited to welcome

opportunities to work with with new teams, communities and create big art works that take up space!  I look forward to taking my experiences into 2023.

If you would like to know more about any of the work I have shared or ideas for collaboration you can send me a message on my contact page.

Thank you kindly for your interest and requests. 

Ursula Kam-Ling Cheng is a Northern-Irish illustrator and visual artist based in Glasgow. 

Her work is created from life experiences that combine fantasy, surreal realities and dreamy nostalgia that absorbs into her intricate, riotous line drawings. Playful candy and neon colours fuse into her unique illustrative style. These works often depict biotic interactions with female anthropomorphic figures. The central focus in these worlds question the expectations of women and hold a subversive charm. 

A mix of mediums are employed and explored on found surfaces and through a variety of applications. Her work enjoys autonomy over the spirit of a place and seeks to bring joy to viewers. Travel sketchbooks and personal diaries play an important role in Cheng's image making process, with an ongoing pursuit to find innovative ways to share her experiences through her illustration work.

 ‘My intention in creating work is to interpret the rich dialogue where reality and the imagination are in flux . I am interested in exploring work that shows the agency of pushing beyond , the disembodied self, immateriality and the overload of our digital image culture.’

Her large-scale mural work has been commissioned by the V&A , Shetland Arts, Abertay University, Edinburgh University, Fringe Festival Society and Urban Outfitters to name a few.  

As an artist she has been established in engaging  within social arts and working collaboratively with community groups . This kind of work seeks meaning in what culture and heritage is. Using art as a tool to talk about our feelings. Within participatory creative facilitation her work aims to involve everyone , generate empowerment ,ownership, build optimism and pride in communities.

 Her work expresses a collision of cultures that is intrinsically her  identity and relates to her place as an outsider.  Broad influences are taken from her East Asian heritage, urban street art, Irish folklore, mythology, music, ancient relics and explorative play. This creates a hybrid most distinctly her own . In an age of digital culture and information overload, Ursula's work harnesses the power of the hyperactive mind.

For most up to date work follow me @ursula_kam_ling