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Caitlin Cherry


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<I>Corrupted Mind Palace (U H O H H O W U N F O R T U N A T E)</I>

Corrupted Mind Palace (U H O H H O W U N F O R T U N A T E), 2018


57 x 101 in


Born 1987, Chicago, IL
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

In a practice that combines painting, sculpture, and installation Caitlin Cherry addresses history, identity, and present-day politics and in pursuit of cultural reclamation and the dismantling of structural oppression. To create her obliquely narrative compositions and disorienting characters, Cherry draws upon the traditions of art history, integrating contemporary cultural theories on race, gender, economics, and the impact of technologies. Mixing conventional painting genres such as portraiture, landscape, and still life with prop-like mechanical supports, her oeuvre re-examines notions of the self and the body, often featuring subjective entities that have been co-created and morphed by the individual, society, and technology.

Cherry received her MFA from Columbia University in 2012 and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Providence College Galleries, Providence, RI (2018); Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (2018); University Museum of Contemporary Art at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (2017); and at The Brooklyn Museum as part of Raw/Cooked curated by Eugenie Tsai (2013). Recent group exhibitions include: A Wild Ass Beyond: ApocalypseRN (2018) at Performance Space, New York; Punch (2018) curated by Nina Chanel Abney at Jeffrey Deitch; Touchstone (2018) at American Medium, New York; The Sun is Gone but We Have the Light (2018) at Gavin Brown Enterprise, Hancock, NY; Object[ed]: Shaping Sculpture in Contemporary Art (2016) at UMOCA, Salt Lake City, UT; Banksy's Dismaland Bemusement Park (2015) in Somerset, UK; This is What Sculpture Looks Like (2014) at Postmasters Gallery, New York; and Fore (2012) at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Cherry is a recipient of a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Fellowship Residency (2016) and Leonore Annenberg Fellowship (2015), among other awards and honors.


Born 1987, Chicago, IL
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


2012             M.F.A., Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, NY
2010             B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2009             Yale University, Summer School of Art, Norfolk, CT


2016             Robert Rauschenberg Residency
2015             Leonore Annenberg Fellowship
2012             Lotos Foundation Grant Recipient


Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy (forthcoming)
Threadripper, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Dirtypower, Providence College Galleries, Providence, RI
Etherpaint, The Anderson, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Arctic Sovereignty, Art-In-Buildings, 125 Maiden Lane Atrium, New York, NY

Monster Energy, University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Spartan-American, Brett Shaheen Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

Hero Safe, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY


On Their Own Terms, Wingate Center of Art + Design, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
Post Analog Studio, The Hole, New York, NY

Punch, curated by Nina Chanel Abney, Jeffrey Deitch, New York, NY
Witness: Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR
A Wild Ass Beyond: ApocalypseRN, Performance Space, New York, NY
THE SUN IS GONE BUT WE HAVE THE LIGHT, Unclebrother (Gavin Brown's Enterprise), Hancock, NY
SOUL RECORDINGS, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Objected: Shaping Sculpture in Contemporary Art, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT

Banksy's Dismaland Bemusement Park, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, UK
Civilization and its Discontents: SAIC 150th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition. Selections from 1985-2015, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
Made in N.Y., Blueshift Gallery, Miami, FL
8 Painters, Danese Corey Gallery, New York, NY
Immediate Female, Judith Charles Gallery, New York, NY

Don't Look Now, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY
This Is What Sculpture Looks Like, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY

Corpus Americus, Driscoll Babcock Gallery, New York, NY
Recess, curated by Tempestt Hazel, South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, IL

Fore, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY
Summer Show, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
Retrospective of S, curated by Jonathan Safran Foer and Sam Messer, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, NY
Columbia University MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Queens, NY
NEXT GENERATION, Contemporary Wing, Washington, D.C.

Paperwork, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York, NY


Visiting Artist Lecture, Boston University, Boston MA
Panelist, Black Aesthetics Conference, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Panelist, 1:1 Systems Theory in Practice Since WWII Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Panelist, iHistory: Everyday Life and Culture in the Early 21st Century, Queens Museum, Queens, NY
Caitlin Cherry's Black Military Aesthetix, Afrofuturism Conference 2016, The New School, New York, NY
Panelist, Hypervisibility of Black Image Online, Afrofuturism Conference 2016, The New School, New York, NY

Caitlin Cherry's FB Google IMG Search Matrix, Recess Art, New York, NY
Panelist, SAIC 150th Alumni Panel, EXPO Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
Panelist, How Do You Do What You Do?, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

Visiting Artist Lecture, Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL

In Conversation with Nick Faust, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Artist Talk, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Mythological Creatures in Art - In Conversation with Lauren Haynes, Yashua Klos, Firelei Baez, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY


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Dambrot, Shana Nys. "Caitlin Cherry Strikes a Masterful Pose at Luis De Jesus," LA Weekly, Jan. 10, 2019

Gossett, Che. "A Wild Ass Beyond: ApocalpyseRN," The Brooklyn Rail, Dec. 11, 2018
Dubno, Zoe. "Can a Painting Not Have Fun?: Caitlin Cherry Interviewed," BOMB Magazine, Dec. 6, 2018
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Grimes, William. "Stipends for Five Emerging Artists From the Annenberg Fund," The New York Times, Apr. 6, 2015
"Artist Caitlin Cherry Wins Annenberg Fellowship," Artforum, Apr. 6, 2015
Neal, Patrick. "8 Figurative Painters in An Atermporal World," Hyperallergic, Mar. 4, 2015.
Kim, Deanna. "15 Young Black Artists Making Waves in the Art World," Complex Magazine, Feb. 3, 2015

Walker, Kara. "Next Wave: Caitlin Cherry " Interview Magazine, pg 53, December Arts Issue 2014 (Print)
Greenberg, Jesse and MacGregor, Harp. "Group Show at Zach Feuer," Contemporary Art Daily, Aug. 2014
Sherwood Pundyk, Anne. "This Is What Sculpture Looks Like," The Brooklyn Rail, Jul. 15, 2014
Frank, Priscilla. "16 Contemporary Women Sculptors You Should Know," Huffington Post, Jul. 1, 2014
Indrisek, Scott. "Singing Mussels, Swimming Pools, and Airplants: This is Sculpture," Blouin Artinfo, Jun. 20,

Steinhauer, Jillian. "A Biennial For Every Woman," Hyperallergic, Mar. 2014

Sundt, Collin. "Engrossed in Painted Fusillades," ArtSlant, Sep. 4, 2013
Kennedy, Randy. "She's Rearming Leonardo's Ideas," The New York Times, May 31, 2013

"An Artist's Portfolio: Six from 'Fore,'" Modern Painters, Nov. 2012 (Print)
New American Paintings, MFA Annual #99, May 2012
Capps, Kriston. "'Next Generation' at Contemporary Wing, Reviewed," Washington City Paper, Feb. 7, 2012