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Artist Spotlight: Cheryl Rock

Artist Spotlight: Cheryl Rock

Portrait of 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 by Cheryl rock

Makeba, Cheryl Rock

I am my Ancestors by Cheryl Rock

I am my Ancestors, Cheryl Rock

Renewal by Cheryl Rock

Renewal, Cheryl Rock

Intrepid by 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.