Sheryl Zacharia was born and raised in the New York area and has lived in Manhattan all of her adult life. At Southhampton College, she majored in painting but spent many years pursuing a career as a singer-songwriter. She performed in the NYC club circuit for over 10 years and is a published songwriter.
Missing her visual arts roots, she began working in clay which started her on new artistic path. She studied and worked in various Potteries and has exhibited both locally and nationally. Her pieces have been published in various magazines and books, Ceramics Monthly, Ceramic Arts and Perception, Lark Publications etc. and most recently in Blouins Gallery Guide's article on SOFA CHICAGO 2015. Her work is in many corporate, museum and private collections. In 2011 she completed an eight month extended residency at The Museum Of Arts and Design in NYC.
In 2009 and 2013 she received grants from NoMAA, (Northern Manhattan Artists Alliance) with the support of JPMorgan Chase Foundation and UMEZ, which started her on this current body of work. Though she has always considered herself a die-hard New Yorker, she recently relocated to Santa Fe New Mexico to live out her dream of being a full time artist with a home studio. She looks forward to a different pace where her energy can be focused on her work and she can enjoy the surrounding beauty and culture that the area has to offer.
She has been on Faculties of Greenwich House Pottery in NYC, The Art School at Old Church in Demarest NJ, The West Side Y in NYC, and has taught numerous workshops including Harvard Ceramics, Kingsborough College, The Clay Art Center in Port Chester NY and most recently at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu NM. She is currently creating work for upcoming Exhibits and her future plan is to concentrate on her sculpture and painting in the inspiring beauty of the Southwest.
19 by 22 by 6 inches
Spit Curl Girl
18 by 15 by 5 inches
Pinstriped Vessel #2
19 by 20 by 6 inches