BS, University of Colorado, Boulder
MFA, University of California, San Diego
Sheryl Oring makes art that creates spaces for public discourse, thereby giving participants a voice and creating a platform for public discussion. Her work has been presented at Bryant Park in New York City; the Brooklyn Museum; the Eldridge Street Project in New York; the Boston Public Library; the Jewish Museum Berlin; the New Children's Museum in San Diego; and the 01SJ Biennial in San Jose, CA. In 2008, a solo exhibition of the work was presented at the McCormick Freedom Museum in Chicago. She has received numerous grants and awards for her work, including a Creative Capital grant; a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship; a College Art Association Professional-Development Fellowship; and the "Person of the Week" award by ABC's World News Tonight.