Sherry Erskine

Burren College of Art Time, Space & Inspiration

Sherry Erskine

MFA
2017

Sherry Erskine's work in lens based media, performance and installation recently earned awards including Round Two of Aesthetica Art Prize (2017), The Royal College of Art and Design London Exchange Program (2016), NEA-funding through the Bay Area Video Coalition for video preservation (2015), merit scholarship from Burren College of Art (2016-2015), and an artist residency at Polli Talu Fine Arts Center in Estonia (2013).  Recent exhibitions include an MFA interim exhibition, Between Three Worlds, at Burren College of Art (2017), an informance, Begauze, at VI PER Gallery in Prague, CZ (2016), a solo exhibition, Recurrent, at the National University of Ireland Staff Club, Galway (April-Sept, 2016), La Mama Galleria Family Show, New York City (2016), PhotoIreland Group Show at Burren College of Art (2015), and a solo exhibition, Doing the Rounds, at Avenue C Studio, New York City (2015).   Raised in Detroit, Sherry earned a Bachelor of Fine Art with High Honor in Graphic Design and a Master of Art Education from Michigan State University in 1977.  Her career in the arts has encompassed a wide array of interdisciplinary interests and experiences ranging from co-founder of One-Twenty in the Shade Art Gallery (Lansing, MI), vocalist on two vinyl EPs for Trainable [7X33 and Doubletake], and the technical director for The Asia Society Performing Arts Center Performing Art Center (New York City). 

Sherry has been the Vice President of Education for GOH Productions since 1988, a non-profit international arts services organization in New York City founded by her collaborator, Bonnie Sue Stein.  Her extensive 30-year teaching career includes public school Visual Art and college level Art Education.  Sherry Erskine is currently on the Art Education faculty of College for Creative Studies (Detroit, MI).