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Amy Sherald

Columbus, GA, United States

1 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Greater New York

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Works by Amy Sherald

Amy Sherald (b. Columbus, GA 1973, lives in the Greater New York City area) received her MFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art (2004) and BA in Painting from Clark-Atlanta University (1997), and was a Spelman College International Artist-in-Residence in Portobelo, Panama (1997). In 2016, Sherald was the first woman and first African-American to win the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition grand prize; she also received the 2017 Anonymous Was A Woman award and the 2019 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award


2004 MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1997 BFA, Clark-Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA


Solo Exhibitions

2021 Amy Sherald: The Great American Fact, Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles, CA

2020 Hauser & Wirth Online Exhibition

2019 Amy Sherald: the heart of the matter..., Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY

2018 Amy Sherald, Contemporary Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO; traveling to Crystal Bridges Museum of

American Art, Bentonville, AR; Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2017 Amy Sherald, moniquemeloche LES, New York, NY

2016 A Wonderful Dream, moniquemeloche, Chicago, IL

2015 Off The Chain: American Art Unfettered, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2013 Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD

2011 Richard Demato Fine Arts, Sag Harbor, NY

The Magical Real-ism of Amy Sherald, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Chapel Hill, NC


Artist Residencies

2017 Joan Mitchell Residency, New Orleans, Louisiana
2014-16 Creative Alliance Baltimore, Maryland
2012 Open Atelier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
          Art Rules Aruba Teaching Residency
2011 Art Rules Aruba Teaching Residency
2008 Tong Xion Art Center, Studio Assistant Resident, Beijing, China
2005 Odd Nerdrum Private Study
2003 Taller Portobelo Artist Colony Portobelo, Panama
1997 Spelman College Art Colony Portobelo, Panama
1996 Maine College of Art Portland, Maine

Public Collections

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
The Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington D.C.
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.
Embassy of the United States, Dakar, Senegal
The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

Awards and Grants

2019 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award

2017 Anonymous Was a Woman Award

2016 Bethesda Painting Award
          Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Grand Prize, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
2015 Semi-Finalist for Sondheim Artscape Prize
2014 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptures Grant
2013 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant