Photo by Tom Grill

BIO

My art is concerned with similarities between seemingly disparate cultures through the lens of memory, history, iconography, rituals, attire, implements and symbols. I am currently working on two sculpture series dealing with aspiration, transcendence, staging and representation. 

My involvement with the art world is wide-ranging and long-standing.  My public art projects are installed in San Francisco, Sacramento, Atlanta and New York.  

With artworks in the collections of connoisseurs as well as museums, including the Smithsonian and SFMoMA, I am a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Individual Artist and Vermont Studio Center Civil Society Institute Fellowship Residency grant recipient.

I teach and lecture at top art and design schools nationally. I have served on the executive committees of museum and non-profit boards, as well as stints with grant-maker selection committees. 

I have written articles about artists of the African Diaspora and curates collections for private individuals and corporations while conducting periodic lectures on THE ART OF ART COLLECTING and THE ART OF BUSINESS.

You may view my resume here.

info@cherylriley.com

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Museum of Art and Design: Artist Interview 2000

The Trove

Global Africa project