Amy Cheng was born in Taiwan, raised in Brazil, Oklahoma and Texas. She received a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York. She has received a number of public art commissions including a mosaic column at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, a painted ceramic mural at the Howard St. El Station in Chicago, IL, a faceted glass windscreens at the Cleveland Street Subway Station in Brooklyn, New York, a set of four laminated glass windows at the 25th Avenue Subway Station in Brooklyn, NY, and a mural for Metro-St. Louis located at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Metro Station. She has exhibited her paintings both nationally and internationally. In 2008 she received a Senior Lecture/Research Fulbright fellowship to Brazil. She has been awarded two New York Foundation for the Arts painting fellowships, and a travel grant to China from Arts International. She is a Professor in the Art Department of the State University of New York at New Paltz.