Cheryl D. Edwards began her studies in art around 1988 in New York City in a class at the Art Student League taught by Ernest Crichlow. She has been living in Washington, D.C. for the past 26 years, and has exhibited in Washington, D.C., New York, Virginia, Maryland, Miami, Texas, Pennsylvania, Rotterdam, Germany, Monaco, and Hong Kong. Edwards' practice centers around painting and printmaking with her main mediums being oil, ink, mixed media and acrylics.


Represented (2013-2020) by Susanne Junggenburth Gallery (Germany). Cheryl is a 2015 DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellowship Awardee. Cheryl is an awardee in the Art Cart:  Saving The Legacy project selected by the Research Center for Arts and Culture. The Art Cart Project resulted in the archival of her artwork in the Academic Commons Columbia University archives. Cheryl is also a Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of the David Driskell Center (University of Maryland); Board member of The Studio Visit, a member of [KUN:ST] International, a member of the Education Committee of the McClean Project for the Arts and an Advisor to the Washington Sculptors Group in Washington, D.C.

Selected Permanent Collections

The David Driskell Center for Art (University of Maryland)

The District of Columbia Commission for Arts and Humanities

Baker and McKenzie Law Firm (D.C.)

INOVA Cancer Institute, Fairfax, Virginia.

Selected Exhibitions



By the People, Halcyon Virtual Art Fair, Washington DC

Montpelier Arts Center, Group Exhibit, Laurel, MD 

University of Maryland University College, Biennale, College Park, MD


“Homegrown”, group exhibition curated by Claude Elliot, District of Columbia Arts and Humanities Commission I Street Gallery, DC 

‘Play” series (8 works) have been chosen for the United States Department Art in Embassy Program, the work will be a part of  an exhibition for a three year period in the Embassy Residence of Ambassador Henshaw in Conakry, Guinea (Africa) (2018)

The Relevance of Water and Identity, Solo Exhibit, Craddock- Terry Gallery, Lynchburg, VA 


Portico Gallery, curated by John Paridiso, Brentwood, MD 

“Entitled”, curated by Molly Ruppert, Third Floor Gallery, DC 

“Artists against gun violence”, curated by Molly Ruppert, Third Floor Gallery DC 


Watergate Gallery, Group Exhibit, Washington, DC 

David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, “Last 10 Years:  In Focus”, College Park, Maryland 

Artists and Makers, Solo Exhibit (The Identity of Water), Rockville, Maryland 

Hill Center for the Arts, Regional Juried Group Show, Washington, DC 

Schlesinger Performance and Art Center, Former Gallery, Solo Exhibit (
the Relevance of Water), Alexandria, VA 

“Emulsion”, Pepco Gallery, Curated by East City Arts, Washington, DC


Susanne Junggenburth Galleries, Spectrum Art Fair, Miami Florida 

Allentown Museum, Group Exhibit “Hues of Red and Blue”, Allentown PA 

Re-Find Gallery, Allentown, PA 

“Cheap Thrills” curated by Molly Ruppert, Anacostia Arts Center, DC 

International Art Fair Rotterdam, Susanne Juggenburth Galleries, Rotterdam 

African American Museum of Dallas, group exhibition Dallas, Texas

Katzen Arts Museum (American University), group exhibition ,Art Cart:  Honoring the Legacy, D.C. 

New Creative Door Gallery, EPI Women, Baltimore, Maryland 

Arte, Galleries  Susanne Juggenburth, Sindelfingen, Germany 


New Creative Door Gallery, Solo Exhibit, Baltimore, Maryland

Spectrum Art Fair (Art Basel), Galleries Susanne Juggenburth, Miami, Florida 

Raciality, Group Exhibit, Gallery 128, NY, NY  

Memory Flood, Anacostia Arts Center, Group, D.C. 

Re-Find Gallery, Group EPI Residency Exhibit, Easton, PA  

“At War With Ourselves”, Group Exhibit, Brentwood Arts Center, Brentwood, MD 

KROMA Gallery, Solo Exhibit, Miami, Florida 


DC Black Artist, Pepco Gallery, Group Exhibit (Featuring Faith Ringgold), D.C. 

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Fellowship Grantee Exhibit, I Street Gallery, D. C. 

Galleries Susanne Juggeburth, Spectrum Art Fair (Art Basel), Miami, Florida 

District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Fellowship Exhibit

Washington, DC


Haitian Cultural Arts Center, “Shades of Black” group exhibit, Miami, Florida (2014)

Gallery For Good, Community Foundation, Washington, D.C. 

128 Gallery, Fridge Art Fair, New York, New York 

Art Expo New York, Represented by Artisan Direct, New York, New York 

Shenandoah Art Council, two artist exhibit, Winchester, Virginia


Red Dot Art Fair, Solo Project, Miami, Florida  


Howard University Blackburn Center Gallery, Group Exhibit, D.C.,  

African American Museum of Nassau County, Solo Exhibit (‘Occupy America’), Hempstead, N.Y.  

Washington County Museum of Fine Art, Group Exhibit, Hagerstown, MD 


Southwest Fine Arts Show, Dallas African American Museum

Harlem Fine Art Show, Riverside Church, New York, New York


221 Villa and Purvis Studio Museum, Group Exhibit during Art Basel, Miami, Florida 

Brentwood Center for the Arts, Group Exhibit ‘The Sky’s the Limit’, juried by Michael Platt, Brentwood, MD  

Avisca Fine Arts Gallery, Group Exhibit ‘Shout’, Marietta, GA 

David Driskell Art Center (University of Maryland), group exhibit, College Park, MD 

Washington County Museum of Fine Art, group exhibit, Hagerstown, MD  

Shenandoah Art Council, Our Recent Roots Exhibit


Washington County Museum of Fine Art, group exhibit, Hagerstown, MD  

Gallery That, group exhibit, Hong Kong, China

Brentwood Center for the Arts, group exhibit, Washington, DC

Target Gallery, group exhibit, Alexandria, VA


Wohlfarth Gallery-solo exhibit, Washington, DC 

Wohlfarth Galleries, group exhibit, Province Town, Massachusetts

Copyright Alliance group exhibit in the Cannon Building, Washington, DC Hyattsville Gallery (Washington, DC) 


Solo Exhibit, Wohlfarth Gallery, Washington, DC (2008) 

Black Fine Arts Exhibit, The Puck Building, New York, New York 


Solo Exhibit Washington Works on Paper, Brookland, DC  

James Porter Colloquium Art Auction, Howard University,Washington, DC  


Juried Exhibition – Capitol Hill Art League


Solo Exhibit – Saint Albans Society – Washington, DC