Albert Valentine Chong Edit Profile
Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York City, 1981; Master of Fine Arts, University of California, San Diego, 1991.
Chong states that the purpose of much of his art is to "represent and reanimate his family history." He has said that he uses his family heritage as "an alternative way of putting more out there that's about people of color, letting other stories be heard, other viewpoints". His multicultural heritage is described in an L.A. He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City from 1978 to 1981, and in 1981, Chong started his exhibiting career. In 1988, his family moved to San Diego, and Chong attended the University of California, San Diego.
In 1991, Chong received his Master of Fine Arts degree from that university. Chong lives in the United States and has taught at several different colleges and universities. From 1982 to 1988, he taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
From 1989 to 1991 at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, California. And from 1996 to 1997 at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island.
Married Frances Irene Ann Charteris, November 23, 1982. Children: Ayinde Jordan, Chinwe Amelia.