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Cherry received his BFA from Northern Arizona University where he began painting as a figural artist exploring domestic narratives. After receiving his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he attended with the Presidential Fellowship, he set up his studio practice and began to exhibit around Chicago and the Midwest in galleries such as Lyons-Wier, Gescheidle, and fifty-50.

He has taught and guest lectured at: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ox-Bow, the University of Chicago, the Evanston Art Center, and Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. His solo exhibition at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design debuted his titan-sized nude portraits entitled someBODIES. He has served as Dean of English, Fine Arts, and Humanities at South Suburban College; and Academic Dean at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. He is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Fine Arts and Foundation departments here at the College of Art and Design. His work has been featured in several volumes of New American Paintings and in multiple issues of Poets and Artists.

Publications

Portraits, 2016

Freak OUT! – Zhou B Art Center/Poets & Artist Publication, 2016

Immortality & Vulnerability - PA - GOSS183 Publishing Group - Curated by Sergio Gomez and Didi Menendez, 2015

The Artist's Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century - Poets and Artists, Issue #61 - Curated by Victoria Selbach, 2015

FIXATION – Poets and Artists, April-May, 2014

RAW Beauty - Poets and Artists, May, Issue #55, 2014

From Motion to Stillness – Poets and Artists, February, 2013

Exhibitions

someBODIES, Keppel Studios, Lancaster, PA, 2009

fauxREAL, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA, 2008

looking for, Fifty50 Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2007

Boney, Gescheidle, Chicago, IL, 2005

Superman/Super, Travel Olin Fine Arts Center, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA, 2005

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Freak OUT!, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL, 2016

Immortality & Vulnerability, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL, 2015

The Artist's Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century – Curated by Victoria Selbach, Sirona Fine Arts, Miami, FL, 2015

Fixation, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL, 2014

From MOTION to STILLNESS, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL, 2013

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