Amy Sherald

Amy Sherald’s most recent honors include the 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition grand prize from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, and exhibited her first solo exhibition in Chicago at moniquemeloche over the summer of 2016. Sherald lives in Baltimore and received her MFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2004), BA in Painting from Clark-Atlanta University (1997), and was a Spelman College International Artist-in-Residence in Portobelo, Panama (1997). She is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painting and Sculpture Grant (2014), a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2013). Her most recent solo exhibitions include Off The Chain: American Art Unfettered, 2nd Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA (2015); Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD (2013); and the Richard Demato Fine Arts, Sag Harbor, NY (2011). 2011 Residencies include Tong Xion Art Center, Beijing, China (2008) and Odd Nerdrum Private Study, Larvik, Norway (2005). Her work is in notable public collections, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Smithsonian Museum of African American Art and Culture, and the United States Embassy, Dakar, Senegal. She is presented by Monique Meloche Gallery. For more information, please visit her website.


Amy Sherald

  Making Mirrors: A Micro-Interview with Amy Sherald   by Elaine Sexton   Elaine Sexton: What led you to choose portraiture over other forms, given your interest in “staged narratives”? One can see, immediately, that your portraits are performances, not just a rendering of what you first see, but a […]