Artist Spotlight: Cheryl Rock
Portrait of Cheryl Rock
Cheryl Rock completed her BFA at University of Windsor. Passionate about the power of diverse stories, she has a focus on reconnecting to oral tradition through her imagery. Her current work is with hand-cut, archival paper and mixed media. Central to her artistic practice, Cheryl is inspired by the desire to create dialogue with a diverse audience through commonalities in human experience.
Makeba, Cheryl Rock
I am my Ancestors, Cheryl Rock
Renewal, Cheryl Rock
Intrepid, Cheryl Rock
Cheryl’s current series is Re-visioning Royalty. She uses her two-dimensional
pieces to communicate notions of beauty, resilience, royalty, and tenacity. Re-
presenting the stories of the Black diaspora, Cheryl’s two-dimensional cut paper
pieces explore; Afrofuturism, Black identity, cultural hybridity and document the
tenacity of the human spirit.
Cheryl was recently awarded the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair – Best in Show Two-
Dimensional Works. She is also the 2020 Mayor’s Purchase Award winner.
Cheryl's work can be found on her Instagram page.