Cheryl D. Edwards is an artist living and working in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the Hyattsville Artist Alliance; current board member of ArtDC.org; and a former member of the board of A. Salon Ltd. (a cooperative artist organization). Cheryl is currently represented by Wohlfarth Galleries in Washington, D.C.
Many of Edwards’ previous series always had the commonality of depicting in some form or shape, people, culture and ethnicity. She has traveled extensively to Africa, Eupore, Canada, South America, American and Caribbean Islands, and has visited many cities within the United States.
Although, Edwards began painting later in life, as she was formerly educated at Boston University majoring in political science and then went on to Syracuse College of Law and completed her law degree. While studying at Boston University, one of her class assignments was to document via oral history the life and career of Alan Crite. She spent a year documenting his life and career for Boston University’s Graduate Black Studies program. Her interest in becoming an artist began to bloom while living and practicing law in New York City for a period of ten years. She was active in the National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL) and was instrumental in developing fundraising projects that benefited the organization as well as the artists involved. Another year she put on an independent film show at New York University (NYU) as another fundraiser both for NCBL and the film makers. One of the film makers was Spike Lee, showcasing his very first two films that were made in black and white while he was still a student at NYU.
Edwards was not satisfied until she decided to enroll in a night class at the Art Student League and begin taking drawing and painting classes with Ernest Crichlow. Edwards studied under Ernest Crichlow from 1987 through 1989. She never stopped painting and drawing all the time engaged in the private practice of law in New York City. She finally felt ready to exhibit her work in 2005. Her works have been shown in one-person and group exhibitions in many places in the US and China, including Wohlfarth Galleries in D.C., the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, M.D., the David Driskell Center for Art at the University of Maryland, and the Black Fine Art Show in New York City.
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- Red Dot Art Fair, Solo Project, Miami, Florida
- International Visions Gallery, “The Bombay Sapphire Artistan Series Regional Finale”, (2012)
- Howard University Blackburn Gallery, Group Exhibit, (2012)
- African American Museum of Nassau County, Solo Exhibit, Hempstead, NY (2012)
- Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Group Exhibit, Hagarstown, MD (2012)
- South West Art Show, African American Museum of Dallas, Dallas, Texas (2012)
- International Visions Gallery, “The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Finale”, (2011)
- Avisca Fine Arts Gallery, Group Exhibit “Shout”, Marietta, GA (2011)
- David Driskell Art Center (University of Maryland), group exhibit, College Park, MD (2011)
- Washington County Museum of Fine Art, group exhibit, Hagerstown, MD (2011)
- Shenandoah Art Council, Our Recent Roots Exhibit, (2011)
- Washington County Museum of Fine Art, group exhibit, Hagerstown, MD (2010)
- Gallery That, group exhibit, Hong Kong, China, (2010)
- Target Gallery, group exhibit, Alexandria, VA (2010)
- Wohlfarth Gallery-solo exhibit, Washington, DC, (2009)
- Wohlfarth Galleries, group exhibit, Province Town, Massachusetts, (2009)
- Solo Exhibit, Wohlfarth Gallery, Washington, DC (2008)
- Black Fine Arts Exhibit, The Puck Building, New York, New York (2008)
- Solo Exhibit Washington Works on Paper, Brookland, DC (2007)
- Howard University, James Porter Colloquium Art Auction, Washington, DC (2007)