Cheryl Pope is an interdisciplinary visual artist that 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.
Pope received her BFA and Master’s in Design from the School of the Art Institute, Chicago, where she is now an Adjunct Professor. Pope studied under artist Nick Cave for twelve years, was a teaching artist at the Museum of Contemporary Art for seven years, and worked in multiple community-based organizations throughout Chicago. Recent exhibitions and projects include Declaration, the inaugural exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Richmond, VA (2018); Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland (2018). A recipient of a 2015 3Arts Award, Pope’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection, Chicago; Seattle Art Museum, WA; and Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA. A native Chicagoan, Pope is currently based between Chicago and New York. She is represented by Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago and Galleria Bianconi in Milan.