ABOUT CHERYL POPE
Cheryl Pope is a visual artist focused in sculpture, installation, and performance. Her work questions and responds to issues of identity as it relates to the individual and the community, specifically in regards to race, gender, class, history, power and place. Her practice emerges from the act and politics of listening.
For the past five years, Pope has been developing a project called JUST YELL which focuses on the physicality and embodiment of language, the politics of listening, and connecting community. JUST YELL explores the nuances present in poetry, performance, sculpture, and public experience.
Pope lives and works in Chicago where she is a Professor in the Fashion Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Pope studied under the artist Nick Cave for 12 years, was a teaching artist at the Museum of Contemporary Art for 7 years, and has worked in/with multiple community-based organizations throughout Chicago since 2003. She continues her involvement with youth in the city seeking to offer situations that instigate new questions, new language, towards a safer and more just future.