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B. Chicago

Current: New York / Chicago



2010     Masters in Design: Fashion, Body, Garment, School of the Art Institute. Merit Scholarship. Chicago


2003     Bachelors in Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute, Chicago


2017     CertificateTraining: Scents of Provence, Grass Institute of Perfume, Grass, France




Public Artist Award Recipient, Franklin Works, Minneapolis, MN

Selected Artist, Year of Public Art, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL



Mellon Fellowship Recipient, Kenyon College, Ohio

USA Artist Fellow Nominee



3 Arts Award Recipient, Chicago, IL

Cramum Prize, Italy

USA Artist Fellow Nominee



DCASE Studio Artist Residency Recipient, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL



Art Verona 2014 Collectors Celeste Award, Italy



Full Tuition Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute. Chicago, IL





Variations on a Love Theme, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

Variations on a Love Theme, Ulrich Art Museum, Kansas


Solo Exhibition, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago



San Soleil, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago (OVR)


NOT WITHOUT A FIGHT, Rockford Museum of Art, IL

BASKING NEVER HURT NO ONE, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago


SPEAKLESS, Galleria Bianconi, Milan, Italy


I’VE BEEN HEARD, Fort Ganesvort, NY



WATCH YOUR STEP, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL

(UN)TOLD, CUAC Arts Center, Utah


Objects for Listening, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada

SIDE by SIDE, Williams Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA



Art of the Americas, Denver Biennial, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

From Within, Poetry Foundation, Chicago, IL

Unfolding the Folds, Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL



Museo d’Arte Gallarate, Italy

HOLD IT AGAINST ME, Galleria Bianconi. Milan. Italy

CHAIN REACTION, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA



Just Yell, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL



(In)Voluntary Acts, Julian Navarro Projects, New York, NY



Matter of Fact, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL

A Silent I, On the Wall, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL





HOMECOMING, Gallery II, Tel Aviv, Israel curated by Sharon Golant

Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art,  Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY



Skin in the Game, curated by Zoe Lukov, Chicago, IL

Unmasking Masculinity in the 21st Century, Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI 

Can you see me?, Weinberg-Newton Gallery, Chicago, IL


Sustainable Societies for the Future, Malmo Art Museum, Sweeden

She Says: Woman, Words, and Power, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

and I will wear you in my heart of heart, Flag Art Foundation, NY

our constellations: astral embraces and tactual consciousness, Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami

NI DE AQUÍ, NI DE ALLÁ, Charlie James Gallery, LA


STIMULUS, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

The Long Dream, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago


Stance and Fall, Marta Herford, Germany

As Many Reps As Possible, The Naughton Gallery, Queens University, UK

Small Talk, Crystal Bridges Museum, Arkansas

On Guard, Store Front Projects, NY

Messengers: Artists as Witnesses, Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire. NH


Hand-Eye Coordination: Sports and Art, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

THREE TIMES IN A ROW. Beverly's. New York, NY

READY? OK!. Naughton Gallery, UK.

PROTEST BANNER LENDING LIBRARY. Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN

ON THE INSIDE OUT. Richmond Center for Visual Arts. MI

GOOD NEWS BAD NEWS, Loyola University Gallery, Chicago, IL



DECLARATION, Institute of Contemporary Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Winter Formal, Circle Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL

THIS TOO SHALL PASS, SO BE IT, Elijah Wheat Showroom, NYC, NY

THE CURATOR’S EGGS, (Selected by Neville Wakefield) Paul Kasmin Gallery, NYC, NY

Make Art Not War, Weinberg-Newton Gallery, Chicago, IL

SOCIALLY ENGAGED, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

I HEAR IT EVERYWHERE I GO, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CN

Diamonds, Rings & Courts: Sport is More than a Game, St. Johns University, NY

FAIR MARKET, Brickell City Center, Miami, FL    



Illinois Council Against Hand Gun Violence, Weinberg / Newton Gallery, Chicago, IL

A Dark Matter, Eastern Illinois University, Bloomington, IL

March Madness, Fort Ganesvoort, NYC

Messages in the Street, Public Art Project curated by Allison Glenn, Chicago, IL

Jumbo Collection, Milan, Italy

Winter Experiment, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL

On Word, Spinello Projects, Miami, FL



I AM THE MANY, The White House, Washington, D.C.

CHICAGO STATEMENTS, Biennale, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

Celebrate, Kunsthalle Osnabrueck, Germany

Substrate, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

Temporary Autonomous Zone, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

Tangency, Public Installation, Osnabrueck, Germany

Prizm Art Fair, Miami, FL



Prizm Art Fair, Museum of Architecture and Design, Miami, FL

Public Art Commission and Commonwealth Games 2014, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Harder Glorious, Capital Skyline Hotel, Washington D.C.

Empathy and Risk, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Between Me and You, Vanity Projects. New York, NY



The American Dream: (W)holy Grail, Chicago, IL

Landmarks Public Art Program, University of Austin, Austin, TX

A Digital Tale, Galleria Bianconi, Milan, Italy

Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA



Echo Park Film Festival, Los Angeles

2nd Street Gallery, Charlottesville

Koffer Kunst Chicago + Detroit, Künstlerhaus Speckstrasse. Hamburg, Germany

Mind the Gap?! Cheryl Pope and Carlo Zauli. Galleria Bianconi. Milan, Italy

A Silent I, Renas Gallery, Chicago , IL

'NU' (= 'now', 'naked') and 'Identity'. Designers Open, Leipzig, Germany

'NU' (= 'now', 'naked') and 'Identity'. Redfish Factory. Antwerp, Belgium

This Side of Paradise, No Longer Empty, New York, NY

Next Generation, Contemporary Wing, Washington D.C.

Wedding Crashers, Deering Estate, Miami, FL



Shift Shape, Defibrillator, Chicago, IL



Bubble Raft, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL

Stories of Relativity, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

Through the Looking Glass, Evanston Art Center, Chicago, IL

 AIADO and Fashion Design Graduate Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

Storefront, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Curiouser and Curiouser, Tom Robinson Gallery, Chicago, IL

Conscious<Infiltration/Intervention. School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

D’Mention, Creative Lounge. Chicago, IL

A Silent I. Lindblom Math and Science Academy. Chicago, IL




UP AGAINST, Institute of Contemporary Art, Richmond, Virginia

JUST YELL: Gwendolyn Brooks, Art Institute of Chicago



ROUND ONE, The Cultivist, NYC

POETIC PENALTY, Weinberg / Newton Gallery, Chicago, IL

WITHHELD, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

SIDE by SIDE, Williams College Art Museum, Williamstown, MA

ONE- OFF: A Night of Poetry, Tom Robinson Gallery, Chicago, IL



TRUTH as EVIDENCE, The White House, Washington, D.C.

JUST YELL: DC Team of Poets, The White House, Washington, D.C.

JUST YELL: Chicago Team of Poets, The White House, Washington, D.C.

JUST YELL: POETRY as SELF DEFENSE, The Poetry Foundation, Chicago, IL

WALK WITH ME #3 Ft. Phoenix Military Academy, The Poetry Foundation, Chicago, IL

DISTANCE of TIME, Kunsthalle Osnabruek, Germany

STACKS, Kunsthalle Osnabruek, Germany


UP AGAINST, Autobody, Spinello Projects, Miami, FL

INGRAVESCO, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

SILENCE the SILENCE, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

WALK WITH ME #1 ft. Phoenix Military Academy, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

BRING IN THE LIGHT, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

WALK WITH ME #2, Ft. Street Poets Inc. Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angelos, CA

SPECULA SPECULORUM, Galleria Bianconi. Milan. Italy



UP AGAINST, (screening)Museum of Contemporary Art Kunsthalle, Detroit, MI

DRIVE by in 5 ACTS, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL

JUST YELL: I am / We are Creed, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL



STACKS, Chance, Museo Sperimentale d’Arte Contemporanea, L’Aquila, Italy

BALANCING STACKS, Isolda Arts Foundation, LaReta Projects and Galleria Bianconi. Milan, Italy

UP AGAINST, Echo Park Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA

UP AGAINST, Heavy Rotation, Franklin Arts Center, Stamford, CT



BALANCING STACKS, Emerson Dorsch Gallery and Locust Projects, Miami, FL







Soho House Mural Project, Chicago, IL

Department of Cultural Affairs, Year of Public Art, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL

Art in Ad Places, NYC, NY

I’VE BEEN HEARD,  Art Production Fund, NYC



United States Embassy, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic



Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA

Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii

UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, CA

Poetry Foundation, Chicago, IL

Joan Flash Artist Book Collection, Chicago, IL

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA




Artist Residency, Long Road Projects, FL

Queens Space Residency, New York



Artist Lecture, University of Utah, UT

Artist Lecture, Kenyon College, OH

Artist Lecture, Flux Project, Atlanta, GE

Artist Lecture, Joan Flash Artist Book Collection, School of the Art Institute Chicago, IL

Artist Workshop, Soho House, Chicago, IL

DEFENDING THE SELF, School of the Art Institute Chicago, IL

Artist Lecture, Creative Mornings, Chicago, IL

Artist Lecture, Little Penny Performance Space, Atlanta, GE

Artist Lecture, St Johns University, Queens, NYC

Artist Lecture, Georgia State University , Chicago, IL

Panel Discussion, Soho House, Chicago, IL



Artist Lecture, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL

Art-Port Foundation Residency , Tel Aviv, Isreal

Homan Square, Shaperio Research Residency, School of the Art Institute, Chicago

Liminal States: Conversations with Artists and Klaus Ottman, Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

Artist talk, Stateville Penitentiary, Illinois

Artist Lecture, Kenyon College, Ohio

Artist Lecture, Ontario School of Art and Design, Toronto

Artist Workshop, Ontario School of Art and Design, Toronto

Artist Lecture, Williams College, Massachusetts

Unlacing Sneakers, Panel discussion, Soho House Chicago, IL

Artist Lecture, Eastern Illinois University, Bloomington, IL



Chicago Cultural Center Studio Artist Resident, Chicago, IL

Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL

Self Defense Lecture and Workshop, Soho House Chicago, IL

The Physicality of Space, Artist Lecture, Rocky Mountain School of Art and Design, Denver, CO



Museum of Carlo Zauli, Faenza, Italy

Lecture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Artist Workshop, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

The Art of Boxing, Panelist, Soho House, Chicago, IL



Lecture, Altos De Chavon School of Design, La Romano, Dominican Republic



Panelist, Nick Cave Soundsuits, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Artist Talk, Mandragoras Art Space, New York, NY

Lecture, Northwestern Illinois University, Chicago, IL



Visiting Artist, Mark Bradford Residency Project, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL

Lecture, Creative Agency Teen Program, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL

Lecture, Marwen Arts Organization, Chicago, IL

Lecture, Pictoplasma, Nick Cave and Soundsuitshop, Berlin, Germany



Re-Wind and Respond. Professional Development Workshop: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL

Presenter for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago at the National Arts Education Association Conference,

Baltimore, MD

Re-act, Respond, Re-Impress, School Partnership Professional Development Workshop:

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL

Artist in Residence, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL

Critiquing Critique, Professional Development Workshop. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL



Designer and Facilitator, Summer Teacher Institute. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL

One of Many. Professional Development Workshop, Chicago Public School System

This I Am. Professional Development Workshop, Chicago Public School System, Chicago, IL

Writing Through Contemporary Art. Professional Development Workshop for New Trier High School:

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL




Kinsella, Eileen, “See works by Eric Fischl, Carrie Mae Weems, and More in a Knockout Show on Surprising           Links Between Art and Boxing.” Artnet, August 10, 2023

Estiler, Keith. “The Flag Foundation Punches thru the Art History of Boxing in Latest Exhibition.” Hypebeast,

June 21, 2023


Harris-Huffman, Rachel. “Artists on Basketball and its Discontents,” Hyperallergic, May 9, 2023








Brown, Ciara Moreira. “In Conversation with Cheryl Pope.” Sixty Inches from Center. July 13, 2019


Jackson, Hannah. “Cheryl Pope: Basking Never Hurt No One.” Flaunt Magazine. June 20, 2019


Halloran, Margaux. “The Leisure of Love.” Office Magazine. June 20, 2019


Borrelli, Christopher. “Artist and former Chicago Golden Gloves winner Cheryl Pope welcomes a fight.” Chicago     

Tribune, March 3, 2019


Brody, Danny. "PRIZEFIGHTER." Quietlunch. March 23, 2018

Dluzen, Robin and Zarley, B.David.  "Hand Eye Coordination Examines Sports and Society Through Art. Chicago Magazine.  January 26, 2018


Sussman,  Anna Louie. “Why Miami’s All-Women Art Fair Doesn’t Have Anything for Sale.” Artsy. December 8, 2017

Uszerowicz, Monica.  “Timely, Exciting Work by Women Artists at Miami Art Week” Hyperallergic. December 11, 2017

Ramos, Cris. “The Artists of FAIR.  A Chat  With Cheryl Pope. Fordistas. Dec. 12, 2017


Zara, Janelle. “An All-Female Art Fair Takes on Gender Inequality With a Show at a Miami Shopping Mall” 

ARTNET. Dec. 8, 2017

Hennessy, Christina. “Stamford art show ponders the American Dream.” Connecticut Post. Nov. 26, 2017


Johnson, Sunni.  “Through the grit and the gauze, “Socially Engaged” cuts through to embodied identities.” 

Oct. 31, 2017


Sierzputowski, Kate. “Bold Disobedience, A show curated by Chicago Teens.” Teen VOGUE, Aug. 30, 2017


Demarest, Erica. “Public Art to ‘Every Nook and Cranny’ In Chicaago, Mayor Says.” DNA INFO, June 23, 2017


Blouin Artinfo. “The Curators’ Eggs’ at Paul Kasmin Gallery.” July 7, 2017


Chen, Elaine. “Beyond the Ivory Tower, SAIC works toward community engagement in Lawndale.” Southside        weekly, January 11, 2017


Carlos, Ballesteros, “These New Yorkers Are Covering Advertisements With Art,” THE NATION. April 18, 2017        


Evans, Dayna. “What Does It Mean To Be A Woman In Sports?” New York Magazine. March 20, 2017


“March Madness in the Gallery,” The Art Newspaper. March 16, 2017


Olivieri, Daniel. “The Neutral Corner Merges Visual and Artistic Expression.” The Kenyon Collegian. February 16, 2017


Dunne, Carey. “A Gurellia Campaign is Replacing Ads with Art Around New York City.” Hyperallergic. January 4, 2017


“Cheryl Pope and the Poetics of Yelling,” ART 21 Blog. 2016


Bowen, Allison, Artwork on gun violence can’t keep up with Chicago’s shootings. Chicago Tribune, July 20, 2016


ART 50 2016, New City, Chicago, IL, September 15, 2016


Schechter, Fran. “Cheryl Pope’s Objects For Listening challenges Pride Stereotypes”. NOW, June 29, 2016


Onsgard, Kristen, “Chicago’s Billboards Will Be Overtaken By Modern Art Later This Month,” Chicagoist, Aug 19,



Cummings, Faith, “Artists Brawl at the Cultivist’s Anniversary Bash,” Artnet News, May 5, 2016


Boyd, Bently, “Creative Collaboration: Along the Middle Path.” Kenyon News. April 25, 2016


Zhang, Lisa. “Pope Talks Campus Controversies,” The Williams Records. March 9, 2016


Boucher, Brian. “Hank Willis Thomas Turns Curator Mixing Politics and Sports in March Madness.”


Artnet News. March 16, 2016


Hill, Scotti. “Contemporary art gallery CUAC addresses inner-city gun violence in latest exhibition.”


Desert News. February 20, 2016


Cataldo, Angelica, “Unrest in America on Display in Tarble,” Daily Eastern News. August, 25, 2016


Barton, Britt, “Performing the Weight of Healing. A Review of Cheryl Pope at Monique Meloche Gallery.”

New City, Dec. 2016



Lueddmann, Stefan.“Balancing Stacks“ in der Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Osnabrueker Zeitung. February 27, 2015


Bullman, Tom. Cheryl Pope Scherbenhaufen in Osnabrueker Kunsthalle. Osnabrueker Zeitung. March 3, 2015



Callis, Violet. “Silencing Silence: JUST YELL at the MCA. FNEWS Magazine, February 17, 2014


Provocative and Sexually Explicit Content Defines Miami Performance Project, ARTNET News, December 4, 2014


Ryznik, Melena. Art Is a Splash, Grand and Tiny, in Miami, Art Basel Miami Stretches Into Little

Haiti. New York Times, Art and Design, December 6, 2014


Morgenstern, Hans. Women-Led "Auto Body" Explores Breadth of Human Emotion Through Film, Performance. Miami New Times. December 5, 2014


Steinhauer, Jillian. In a Former Auto Body Shop in Miami, Video and Performance Art by Women. HyperAllergic. December 6, 2014



Foumberg, Jason. Gun Violence Wears a Cheerleading Uniform in Cheryl Pope’s New Exhibit. Chicago Magazine,

June 21, 2013


Kuennen, Joel. An Artist’s Responsibility. Artslant. June 28, 2013


Meneghetti, Paolo. Mind the Gap, Aesthetics Review, Venice Culture Web TV, Venice Italy



Goukassian, Elena. “No Longer Empty and Art in Odd Places: Unconventional Public Art in New York.”


Sculpture Magazine, Sept. 2012, Vol. 31. No.7, p.20


 Rojo, Jamie and Harrington, Steven. “Poorhouse for the Rich” Revitalized by the Arts. Huffington PostMarch 27, 2012


VF AGENDA, This Side of Paradise, Vanity Fair. April 24, 2012


Kennedy, Randy. Uptown Palazzo Project. Art and Design. New York Times. March 19, 2012


Ramanathan, Lavanya. Next Generation: Selections by Artists from the 30 Americans Collection,


The Washington Post, February 3, 2012



Hollingsworth, Annie, Art Papers, Review, November/ December p.56-57


Aguirre, Abby. The Place, Florida, Part Five, New York Times Magazine, November 17, 2011


Art is About, Friday Night at Dorsch Gallery. Art is About. September 4, 2011


Critics Choice: Top 3, Time Out Chicago, July 28-August 3, 2011 p.2


Mason, Shana Beth, A Hybrid Trifecta, ArtLurker, September, 2011


Rabel, Eduardo Alexander, Three for the Course, ArtSlant Miami, September, 2011


Suarez De Jesus, Carlos, Review: Dorsch Gallery Presents Winning Trifecta of Exhibits. Miami New Times. 

September 8, 2011


Tischda, Anne, Three Strikes Your In at Dorsch, Knight Arts, September 6, 2011


Jow, Tiffany. Thesis Report, Surface Magazine. December 2010, p.60



Cochran, Jessica. “Rising Stars,” CS Interiors. Fall 2009, p.58


Max Otter, Douglas. “Strange Fruit”. Cleveland Scene. July 29th, 2009


La Ferla, Ruth. “Fashion Boutiques Are All Dressed Up Like Art Galleries.” New York Times. January 28, 2009 p.E1

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