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, Saarbruken, 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
When asked about her work:
“I equate my work with creating and building an environment, transforming my inner thoughts into reality. Beginning with the physical process, I work in layers. I am involved in solving visual and verbal complexities such as design and narrative. My urban influence has indeed added an ‘edge’ to my work.”
Extinction and Duplication: A Way to Remember. Animals, Cowgirls and Women Boxers as a Metaphor.
To begin, my work always follows a narrative while embracing socio-political topics such as extinction, duplication, gender obliteration, and diminishing the role of women in a male-dominated culture. In creating the work, I combine abstract and realism, traveling through two very different forms of expression, but completely related to one another. My concentration metaphorically replicates our reality. The goal is not to forget the past.