Takming Chuang looks for value where it is most passionately preserved; in forms of art, in notions of masculinity, and across their parallel histories. Art conservation and bodily preservation evince tremendous sums of cultural currency that shape society. Chuang’s work reflects the effort that art objects as well as bodies endure to retain value despite the nature of impermanence. Chuang holds a BA in Economics with a concentration in Business Management from Binghamton University and a MFA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley. He is an Affiliate Artist at Headlands Center for the Arts and serves on committees at Right Window Gallery and Southern Exposure. He has performed and exhibited nationally and internationally including the Berkeley Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Soka Art Center, Camden Arts Centre and SculptureCenter.