Cheryl D. Edwards began her studies in 1987-1989 at the Art Student League (New York City) and was taught by Ernest Crichlow. She has been living in Washington, D.C. for the past 28 years, and has exhibited in Washington, D.C., New York, Virginia, Maryland, Miami, Texas, Pennsylvania, Rotterdam, Germany, Monaco, and Hong Kong. Edwards' practice is painting, printmaking, pulp paintings, installations and mixed media with her main mediums being oil, ink, handmade paper, mixed media and acrylics.
Formerly represented by Gaby Mizes Fine Art (Washington, D.C.,2020- 2021) and Susanne Junggenburth Gallery (Stuttgart, Germany, 2013-2020). In 2021 she received the Inaugural Black Writers: Fellowship Reporter Awardee; During the years of 2015, 2021 and 2022 she has been a District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellowship Awardee. While also in 2015 she was 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 2015-2023), a member of the Education Committee of the McClean Project for the Arts (McClean, Virginia) Advisory Board member of the Washington Sculptors Group in Washington, D.C.
Selected Permanent Collections
Georgetown University Art Collection, (Washington, D.C.)
The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.)
The Revival Hotel, Side-B, (Baltimore, Maryland)
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
James E. Lewis Museum (Morgan State University)(Baltimore, MD)
University of Maryland Global Campus (College Park, MD)
'Holy Inventions', group exhibition, Addison Ripley Gallery, Washington, D.C.
'Forecast", group exhibition, Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art, Reston, Virginia
“Cast/Recast”, group exhibition, George Mason University, Arlington Gallery, Arlington, Virginia
“Fragile Beauty,” group exhibition, D.C. Arts and Humanities Commission, D.C.
Artist Workshop “Revival of a Life: The Making of a Water Angel (Egyptian Paddle Dolls, The Goddess Hathor, and Kheer Dancers)”, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Paul Friedman Art Gallery (Misericordia University) “The Fine Print”, African American Printmakers Co-curated with Raven Fine Art Editions, Easton, PA
By the People, Halcyon Virtual Art Fair, Washington, D.C.
McClean Projects for the Arts, Arts Festival, McClean, VA
University of Maryland Global College, Biennale, College Park, MD
“Homegrown”, Group exhibition curated by Claude Elliot, District of Columbia Arts and Humanities Commission I Street Gallery, Washington, D.C.
“The Relevance of Water and Identity”, Solo Exhibit, Craddock- Terry Gallery, Lynchburg, VA
“Play” series (8 works) have been chosen for the United States Department Art in Embassies 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)
Portico Gallery, curated by John Paradiso, Brentwood, MD (2018)
“Entitled”, curated by Molly Ruppert, Third Floor Gallery, Washington, D.C.
“Artists against gun violence”, curated by Molly Ruppert, Third Floor Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Watergate Gallery, Group Exhibit, Washington, D.C.
David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, “Last 10 Years: In Focus”, College Park, MD
Artists and Makers, Solo Exhibit “The Identity of Water”, Rockville, MD
Hill Center for the Arts, Regional Juried Group Show, Washington, D.C.
Verizon Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA
Schlesinger Performance and Art Center, Former Gallery, Solo Exhibit
“The Relevance of Water”, Alexandria, VA
“Emulsion”, Pepco Gallery, curated by East City Art, Washington, D.C.
Susanne Junggenburth Galleries, Spectrum Art Fair, Miami, FL
Allentown Museum, Group Exhibit “Hues of Red and Blue”, Allentown, PA
Re-Find Gallery, Allentown, PA
African Diaspora III, group exhibit curated by ATB LLC, West Palm Beach, FL
“Cheap Thrills” curated by Molly Ruppert, Anacostia Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
International Art Fair Rotterdam, Susanne Juggenburth Galleries, Rotterdam
African American Museum of Dallas, Group exhibition Dallas, TX
Katzen Arts Museum (American University), Group exhibition, “Art Cart: Honoring the Legacy”, Washington, D.C.
New Creative Door Gallery, EPI Women, Baltimore, MD
Arte, Galleries Susanne Juggenburth, Sindelfingen, Germany
New Creative Door Gallery, Solo Exhibit, Baltimore, MD
Spectrum Art Fair (Art Basel), Galleries Susanne Juggenburth, Miami, FL
“Raciality”, Group Exhibit, Gallery 128, New York, NY
Memory Flood, Anacostia Arts Center, Group Exhibit Curated by Molly Rupert, Washington, 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, FL
DC Black Artist, Pepco Gallery, Group Exhibit (Featuring Faith Ringgold), Washington, D.C.
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Fellowship Grantee Exhibit, I Street Gallery, D. C.
Galleries Susanne Juggenburth, Spectrum Art Fair (Art Basel), Miami, FL
District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Fellowship Exhibit
Little Haitian Cultural Center, “Shades of Black” Group exhibit, Miami, FL
Gallery for Good, Community Foundation, Washington, D.C.
128 Gallery, Fridge Art Fair, New York, NY
Art Expo New York, Represented by Artisan Direct, New York, NY
Shenandoah Art Council, two artists exhibit, Winchester, VA
Red Dot Art Fair, Solo Project, Miami, FL
International Visions Gallery, Bombay Sapphire Regional Finalist Group Exhibit, Washington, D.C.
Howard University Blackburn Center Gallery, Group Exhibit, Washington, D.C.
African American Museum of Nassau County, Solo Exhibit (‘Occupy America’), Hempstead, NY
Washington County Museum of Fine Art, Group Exhibit, Hagerstown, MD
Southwest Fine Arts Show, Dallas African American Museum, Dallas, TX
Harlem Fine Art Show, Riverside Church, New York, NY
221 Villa and Purvis Studio Museum, Group Exhibit during Art Basel, Miami, FL
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 Arts Council, “Our Recent Roots” Exhibit, Winchester, VA
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, D.C.
Target Gallery, Group exhibit, Alexandria, VA
Wohlfarth Gallery-solo exhibit, Washington, D.C.
Wohlfarth Galleries, Group exhibit, Provincetown, MA
Copyright Alliance Group exhibit in the Cannon Building, Washington, D.C.
Artdc.org Hyattsville Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Solo Exhibit, Wohlfarth Gallery, Washington, D.C.
“Girls Gotta Run” Exhibition, Strathmore Center for the Arts Mansion, Rockville, MD
Black Fine Arts Exhibit, The Puck Building, New York, NY
Solo Exhibit Washington Works on Paper, Brookland in Washington, D.C.
James Porter Colloquium Art Auction, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Juried Exhibition – Capitol Hill Art League, Washington, D.C.
Solo Exhibit – Saint Albans Society – Washington, D.C.