MA (Television/Film Studies) University of Maryland, College Park
BA School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C.


Film and art historian with publishing credits in The Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, Art & Antiques, and others, Ms. Cheng is a regular contributor to The Art Newspaper and Artillery art magazine. She was formerly managing editor of Asian Artnews, Hong Kong, and associate editor at Time-Life Books in Alexandria, VA. She programmed and wrote the program notes for the first Chinese film series in the history of the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC.

Ms. Cheng has been teaching part-time at Otis since 2004.


Scarlet Cheng’s Picture


  • Cultural Diplomacy: Karen Koblitz, editor (El Camino College, Torrance, 2018)
  • One Path Two Journeys: Patssi Valdez, Judithe Hernandez, Interview (Millard Sheets Art Center, Pomona, 2017)
  • Made in China:  New Ceramic Work by Keiko Fukazawa (Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, 2016)
  • Quentin Shih's Moving Theatre from Shanghai, Hong Kong, to Havana (Art Lexing, Miami, 2013)
  • Gwynn Murrill:  Early Wood Sculpture (Los Angeles, 2011)
  • Hong Kong chapter Film + Travel: Asia, Oceania, Africa (Museyon Guides, New York).