Cheyenne Concepcion is a Filipino-American artist and designer whose work explores how architecture, politics, history, and aesthetics shape place across a wide range of media, including sculpture, design, social practice, and public art. Across sculpture, large-scale public installations, and functional objects, she confronts hidden histories within the American landscape. Shining a light on the stories of often overlooked people and places, Concepcion uses her work to engage ideas of cultural memory, migration, and the built environment. Her craft-inspired, functional home objects weave together elegant interactions between material, form, and narrative.
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Is there anyone as handsome or more regal than Huey Newton, then the Minister of Defense of the Black Panther Party, seated on a peacock chair for a portrait session in 1967? It has nobly supported stars of every kind of show and ceremony, taking center stage at countless special occasions, birthdays, and communions all over the world. The peacock chair's origin is in the Philippines, and historians have traced its first manufacture to Bilibid Prison in Manila, where inmates made rattan and bamboo furniture. Artist Cheyenne Conception's Dona is a stunning homage to the iconic original peacock. Bearing a lower but no less regal back, a roomy seat, painterly legs, and brass ball details, this one is truly fit for royalty.