Albert Chong was born in 1958 in Kingston, Jamaica of African and Chinese origin. He left Jamaica in 1977 to attend the School of Visual Arts in New York from 1978 – 1981 graduating with honors.
He has taught at the School of Visual Arts, in New York from 1986-1988, and at Mira Costa College in Oceanside California from 1989-91. In 1991 he was awarded the Master of Fine Arts degree from University of California, San Diego. He is presently Associate Professor of Art and Photography at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Albert Chong uses family photographs, religious icons, and animal remains to explore ritual as it is translated into art. His photographs are highly individualized, spiritually oriented images. His works are imbued with cultural references relating to both African and Chinese culture.