Born in Kingston, Jamaica of African and Chinese ancestry. Albert Chong is the last of nine children of merchant parents. He left Jamaica in 1977 to permanently reside in the United States and attended the School of Visual Arts in New York from 1978 – 1981 graduating with honors.
Chongs exhibiting career started in 1981, and in that year his son Ayinde was born. He has a daughter as well, Chinwe born in 1987. Chong taught at the School of Visual Arts NY, Mira Costa College, California. In 1988 Chong, and family moved to San Diego, where he attended the University of California, San Diego earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1991. He is presently associate professor of art/photography at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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