Cheryl Gross: Commit to Memory: The Precipice of Extinction
August 30 - October 5, 2022
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 15, 4 - 7 p.m.
Cheryl Gross’s solo exhibition Commit to Memory: The Precipice of Extinction is a multi-platform, social commentary that addresses the shifting and eventual disappearance of our culture using animals as metaphors. Gross selects animals from the endangered species list to create a multi-media, graphic audiovisual representation of a society teetering on the verge of collapse. Artistic depictions of animal species as victims illustrate the decline of the American democratic system. Gross uses the word "extinction" throughout the narrative as the blueprint of this project.
About the Artist
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Cheryl Gross is an illustrator, painter, writer, and motion graphic artist living and working in the New York/New Jersey area. She is a professor at Pratt Institute.
Cheryl received her MFA from Pratt Institute. Her work has appeared in numerous films, TV shows, publications, and graces the walls of many corporate and museum collections including Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin, New York Times, 100 New York Painters, Schiffler Publishing, Riverside Museum, Riverside, Ca., USA, The Museum of The City of New York, Mississippi Museum of Art, The New York Times, Comedynet.com, Associatedcontent.com, Current TV, Laforet Harajuku Museum, Tokyo, Japan, and Artist-In-Residency, Kunstlerhaus, Saarbrucken, Germany. Finalist Elizabeth Hulings Foundation, 2014, Artist-In-Residency Program, Dilsberg, Germany, 2015, 4- time recipient Eileen Kaminsky Family Foundation Artist Residency (ESKFF), Jersey City, 2018-2020, JCMAP Artist-in Residency Dept. of Cultural Affairs, 2022, Art Fair 14c, 2021-2022, Individual Artists Fellowship, Jersey City, NJ, 2022.