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EDUCATION:

M.F.A. University of Delaware | Newark, DE
M.A. Temple University | Philadelphia, PA
B.F.A. Tyler School of Art | Elkins Park, PA
B. A. Drew University | Madison, NJ


ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

CHERYL HARPER: PERIOD PIECES | James Oliver Gallery | Philadelphia, PA | 2017
CHERYL HARPER: LIFE AS I KNOW IT | Elizabethtown College Hess Gallery | Elizabethtown, PA | 2017
CONVENIENT VANITIES AND POLITICAL FANCIES | James Oliver Gallery | Philadelphia, PA | 2014
WIND CHALLENGE EXHIBITION | Fleisher Art Memorial of the Philadelphia Museum of Art | Philadelphia, PA | 2008
DIRTY POLITICS | John Sloan Art Center, Lock Haven University | Lock Haven, PA | 2008
WALL PAPERS New Works on Paper | NEXUS Foundation for Today’s Art | Philadelphia, PA | 1997
Mental Pictures | NEXUS Foundation for Today’s Art | Philadelphia, PA | 1995
Ruminations | NEXUS Foundation for Today’s Art | Philadelphia, PA | 1993
West Chester University McKinney Gallery | Mitchell Hall | West Chester, PA | 1991
Collective Memory Janvier Gallery | Newark, DE | 1990


NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITIONS:

ARTship Olympia | Independence Seaport Museum on the ship Olympia | Philadelphia, PA | June 25 – October 2, 2016
Surviving the Storm: Hurricane Katrina 10 Years After | Montgomery College | Rockville, MD | 2016
Victory for Tyler Biennial | Juried by Anthony Elms: Ice Box Gallery at Crane Arts | Philadelphia, PA | 2015
64 Arts: America Here and Now | Juried by Eric Fischl: Buchanan Center for the Arts | Monmouth, IL | 2012
Biennial National Juried Ceramics Exhibition | Juried by Kurt Weiser: Northern Arizona University Art Museum | Flagstaff, AZ  | 2009
Crossing Lines | Juried by Darsie Alexander: Delaware Center for Contemporary Art | Wilmington, DE | 2009
Interrogating Beauty | Juried by Eleanor Heartney: Delaware Center for Contemporary Art | Wilmington, DE | 2008
National Spring Open Juried Exhibition | Juried by Mark Van Proyen: Wayne Art Center | Wayne, PA | 2007
CraftForms 2006: 12th Annual International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft | Juried by Gretchen G. Keyworth, Fuller Craft Museum Wayne Art Center | Wayne, PA | 2006
73rd Annual International Competition | Juried by: Jan Howard, Baltimore Museum of Art: The Print Center | Philadelphia, PA | 1999
26th Biennial Juried Exhibition | Juried by Paul Master-Kamik: Allentown Art Museum | Allentown, PA | 1998
Hilo National Drawing Exhibition | Juried by Howardena Pindell: University of Hawaii | Hilo, HI | 1991
Paper/Fiber XIII | Juried by Norma Minkowitz | Iowa City, IA | 1990
An International Juried Exhibition | Juried by Carol Townsend: Collage Works Clary-Miner Gallery | Buffalo, NY | 1989
Sixth Annual National Exhibition: Small Impressions | Printmaking Council of New Jersey | Somerville, NJ | 1988
Second Parkside National Small Print Exhibition | Juried by Rudy Pazzotti | Kenosha, WI | 1988
Fifth Annual Print Competition | Payne Gallery Moravian College | Bethlehem, PA | 1987

 

REGIONAL JURIED EXHIBITIONS:

Power and Politics | Anne Street Gallery | Newburgh, NY | 2016
Pope-Up | Globe Dye Works | Philadelphia, PA | 2015
Sculpture 2013 | New Hope Arts Center | New Hope, PA | 2013
Opposites Attract | University of the Arts | Philadelphia, PA | 2011
Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2008 | The State Museum of Pennsylvania | Harrisburg, PA | 2008
Philadelphia Sculptors | West Chester University | West Chester, PA | 2008
Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2007 | The State Museum of Pennsylvania | Harrisburg, PA | 2007
Now apPIERing | Atlantic City Art Center | Atlantic City, NJ | 2007
Combining Forces | Howard County Center for the Arts | Ellicott City, MD | 2006
Craft Art Western New York 2006 | Burchfield-Penney Art Center | Buffalo, NY | 2006
Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2006 | The State Museum of Pennsylvania | Harrisburg, PA | 2006
ARTFRONT Project | 13th and Walnut Streets in collaboration with Carla Lombardi | Philadelphia, PA | 1996
4th Biennial Works on Paper | Juried by Paul Wong, director of Dieu Donne Paper Mill, NYC: Abington Art Center | Jenkintown, PA | 1995
Color Now | Juried by Laura Rosenstock, Museum of Modern Art: Main Line Art Center | Haverford, PA | 1994
Mill Opening Show | Delaplaine Visual Arts Center | Frederick, MD | 1993
23rd Annual Juried Exhibition | Juried by Cheryl Brutvan, Albright Knox Gallery: Allentown Art Museum | Allentown, PA | 1992
Second Annual Works on Paper | Juried by Alison Weld: Perkins Center for the Arts | Moorestown, NJ | 1989
Fourth Annual Juried Print Exhibition | Philadelphia Sketch Club | Philadelphia, PA | 1989
New Prints | Northeast Women’s Studio Workshop | Rosendale, NY | 1988
Third Annual Juried Print Exhibition | Philadelphia Sketch Club | Philadelphia, PA | 1988


INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS:

JOG 10 James Oliver Gallery | Philadelphia, PA | 2016
Heads of State Hamilton Street Gallery | Bound Brook, NJ | 2016
Forces James Oliver Gallery | Philadelphia, PA | 2016
Proclamation Pop James Oliver Gallery | Philadelphia, PA | 2015
Symbolic Speech, Freedom of Expression | Painted Bride Art Center | Philadelphia, PA | 2015
Obama-rama | Projects Gallery | Philadelphia, PA | 2009
Party Headquarters: Voting is Just the Beginning | Curated by Eleanor Heartney and Larry Litt: Pratt Manhattan Gallery | New York, NY | 2008
Animal Show Salon des Amis | Malvern, PA | 2005
Articles of Faith: Sacred Objects and Secular Narratives | Curated by Gerard Brown: Philadelphia Art Alliance | Philadelphia, PA | 1998
Painted Words: The Intersection of Art and Language | Curated by Anne Raman: Borowsky Gallery at the Gershman Y | Philadelphia, PA | 1997
Bodyworks Cheryl Harper | Co-Editor, Broadcast channel 12 WHYY | Philadelphia, PA | October 31, 1995, March 19, 1996
Kristallnacht and the Holocaust | Curated by Anne Raman: Borowsky Gallery at the Gershman Y | Philadelphia, PA | 1995
Bodyworks International House | Philadelphia, PA, 1994
Nexus at Veridian Veridian Gallery | New York, NY | 1994
Alternatives Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art | Philadelphia, PA | 1993
New Dimensions Borowsky Gallery | The Gershman Y | Philadelphia, PA | 1993
NEXUS Selects Foundation for Today’s Art | NEXUS | Philadelphia, PA | 1992
Prints 1990 Susan Isaacs Gallery | Wilmington, DE
Summer Group Show Susan Isaac’s Gallery | Wilmington, DE | 1989
Artists Create Books Susan Isaac’s Gallery | Wilmington, DE | 1989


GRANTS AND AWARDS:

First Prize in Sculpture | Art of the State | Harrisburg, PA | 2008
ARTFRONT Partnership | Award for window project in collaboration with Carla Lombardi | Philadelphia, PA | 1996
Main Line Art Center Award | Color Now Main Line Art Center | Haverford, PA | 1994
Third Award Collage Works International Exhibition | Clary-Miner Gallery | Buffalo, NY | 1989
First Prize Joseph Pennell Award | Third Annual Juried Print Exhibition Philadelphia Sketch Club | Philadelphia, PA | 1988
Bertha Anolic Memorial Fine Arts Award | Administered by Gratz College: travel grant to Israel | Philadelphia, PA | 1986


RELATED EXPERIENCE:

Independent Curator | 2004-present | For more information click here
Board Member | Philadelphia Sculptors | 2008-2014
Adjunct Instructor | Delaware County Community College | Media, PA | 2006-2012
Curator | Borowsky Gallery and Open Lens Gallery at the Gershman YMHA | Philadelphia, PA | 1998-2004
Instructor | Chester Springs Art Studio | 1998-1999
Associate Curator | Borowsky Gallery at the Gershman YMHA | Philadelphia, PA | 1995-1998
Instructor | Cheltenham Center for the Arts | 1997
Co-Juror and invited speaker | Job Corps Regional Arts Competition | Region III | 1994-1995
Instructor | Tyler School of Art, Department of Graphic Design (printmaking) | Temple University | 1991-1993
Vice-President | Foundation for Today’s Art, NEXUS | Philadelphia, PA  | 1994
Video Co-Editor BODYWORKS | A documentary on artists with physical challenges: funding provided by Scribe | Philadelphia, PA | 1993


REVIEWS AND FEATURES:

Feature | January 26, 2017 (by Jane Holahan) | Cheryl Harper gives you plenty to think about in her show at Elizabethtown College
Review | September 22, 2016 (by Ralph J. Bellentoni) | http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/politics/2016/09/22hamilton-street-gallery/90749120/
Review | September 15, 2016 (by Christopher Munden) | ARTSHIP OLYMPIA (Philadelphia Sculptors): 2016 Fringe review 39
Review | August 29, 2014 (by Elizabeth Roan) | A Maritime Feast – All Aboard Artship Olympia
Review | Philadelphia Inquirer August 14, 2016 (by Edith Newhall) | Photo show tells the South Kensington story
Review | Philadelphia Inquirer July 17, 2016 (by Edith Newhall) | ‘Artship Olympia’ makes a battleship into an artwork
Review | Philadelphia Inquirer December 14, 2014 (by Edith Newhall) | http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20141214_Galleries__Cheryl_Harper_has_fun_at_the_7-Eleven.html
Interview | Paperclips215 December 12, 2014 (by Kelly Stone and Erica Minutella)
http://www.paperclips215.com/paperclips-presents-inliquid-artist-interviews-cheryl-harper/
Review | Knight Arts “Cheryl Harper Solidifies Social and Political Absurdity at James Oliver Gallery” (review by Chip Schwartz) illustrations. December 4, 2014. http://www.knightarts.org/community/philadelphia/james-oliver-gallery-cheryl-harper
Review | ARTblog illustrations December 3, 2014 (review by Lauren Findlay) |  Dark vanities — Cheryl Harper at James Oliver Gallery
Editor’s pick | Main Line Today (by Hobart Rowland), November, 2014
Editor’s pick | Bucks County Courier Times, ” Post Modern Icons” cover illust., April 19, 2013
Review | ART NEWS “Obama-rama” (review by Robin Rice) pg. 121, Illustration April 2009
Review | Philadelphia City Paper “Hot off the Prez” (review by Robin Rice) February 10, 2009.
http://www.citypaper.net/articles/2009/02/12/obama-rama-guilty-pleasures-projects-gallery
Review | F. Lennox Campello, February 8, 2009 | Daily Campello Art News
Review | ICON, November 2008 review byEd Higgins p. 12 Cover illust.
Review | Philadelphia Inquirer by Edith Newhall November 1, 2008. Ilust. | http://www.philly.com/inquirer/weekend/visual arts/20081102_Study_of_contrasts_in_contemporaries_of_James_Castle.html
Review | Philadelphia Weekly review by Roberta Fallon October 23, 2008, illust. | http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/articles/17855/a-e–art
Feature | Main Line Today by J. F. Piero and Dawn E. Warden (feature) September 2008 | Art Appreciation
Review | The Philadelphia Inquirer ( by Victoria Donohoe) “Local artists make mark on exhibit” Friday, August 1, 2008 Weekend W36 illust. http://www.philly.com/inquirer/weekend/26147149.html
Review |  Wonkette DC gossip February 11, 2008 | The Art of Condi
Review | Philadelphia Inquirer (by Victoria Donohoe) Sunday February 10, 2008 Section L14. Illust.
Feature | The Eagle’s Eye “Political, provocative: Harper’s work in Sloan”, Lock Haven University (feature by Sarah Wojcik). November 14, 2007.illust.
Review | Lancaster Online ( by Maryalice Bitts) August 7, 2007 | http://local.lancasteronline.com/4/207761
Review | Philadelphia Inquirer ( by Victoria Donohoe) Sunday July 29, 2007, Section L Illust.
Review | Suburban and Wayne Times (by Marie Fowler) Main Line Ticket June 28, 2007
Review | Philadelphia Inquirer (rby Victoria Donohoe), Sunday, June 24, 2007 Section L
Review | Philadelphia Inquirer ( by Victoria Donohoe) Sunday, December 17, 2006, Section L.
Review | Philadelphia Inquirer (W31) Friday, September 30, 2005 illust.
Review | Philadelphia Weekly (recommended) April 3, 1997
Feature | Main Line Life April 13, 1995
Review | Philadelphia Inquirer (Neighbor’s ) February 20, 1994
Review | Philadelphia Inquirer (Weekend ) July 23, 1993
Review | Art Matters (review), April, 1993
Review | Welcomat April 21, 1993
Feature | West Chester Daily Local October 12, 1991 illustrations