Sally Deng grew up in a dual existence between living for months in China and traveling back to Los Angeles where her family owned a diner in downtown Los Angeles. This presence of opposites coming together is a recurring theme in Deng’s work, thoughtful environments in which she is able to harmonize between polarized elements.
Realizing that just about anything can be an art tool, she mixes various media including digital into dynamic collages. In early 2016 she completed her BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
“It’s important to me that the art I create is relevant one way or another. I enjoy researching about history and connecting past events with the present. It ultimately guides the direction my art will go in. That being said, reading too much about the news these days can put me in a slump for hours. I envy artists who can channel their depression into their creativity. I just become a sad, vegetative blob.” – Sally Deng (Foundation for Asian American Independent Media)