Renowned Artist to visit Gee’s Bend Quilt Collective

Amy Sherald

Amy Sherald (American, b. Columbus, GA 1973, lives and works in Baltimore, MD) will be at Gee’s Bend Quilt Collective on August 30 at 1:00 p.m.
Sherald received her MFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2004 and BA in Painting from Clark-Atlanta University in 1997, and was a Spelman College International Artist-in-Residence in Portobelo, Panama in 1997.
Sherald is known for her stylized portraits of African Americans, in 2015 Sherald was the first woman to win the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition; an accompanying exhibition, The Outwin 2016, was on tour through August 2018.
In February 2018, Sherald unveiled her official portrait of Former First Lady Michelle Obama, commissioned for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Sherald has had solo shows at venues including Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL (2016); Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD (2013); and University of North Carolina, Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Chapel Hill, NC (2011).
A solo exhibition of new and recent works first opened at Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis, MO in May 2018 and will travel to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK, and Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA.
Recent group exhibitions include Southern Accent, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC (2016); which traveled to Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, KY (2017), and Face to Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2017).
Residencies include Odd Nerdrum Private Study, Larvik, Norway (2005); Ton Zion Art Center, Beijing, China (2008); Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD (2016); and the Joan Mitchell Foundation, New Orleans, LA (2017).
Sherald’s work is held in the public collections of the Embassy of the United States, Dakar, Senegal; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, C.C.; Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.; Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; and Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC. Sherald is represented by Hauser & Wirth, New York.

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