Field : Fine art, media art
Binôme : Bertille Laguet
Artwork : The weight of individual strikes tells of a greater forge
Website : http://sherwinrio.com/
Sherwin Rio (b. Jacksonville, FL, US) is an interdisciplinary artist who uses visual metaphors from a Filipinx-American perspective. He has exhibited and performed as a solo and collaborative artist throughout the US in venues such as: de Young Museum (San Francisco, CA), Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh, PA), Carlsbad Museum of Art (NM), San Jose State University (CA), Portland State University (OR), Dominican University (San Rafael, CA), University of Northern Colorado (Greeley), Human Resources (Los Angeles, CA), Torpedo Factory (Alexandria, VA), Dream Farm Commons (Oakland, CA), and SOMArts Cultural Center (San Francisco, CA).
He has received numerous awards including a 2019 Graduate Fellowship at Headlands Center for the Arts, the 2019 International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, 2018 Ella King Torrey Award for Innovation & Excellence in the Arts, and the 2017 Jack K. and Gertrude Murphy Fellowship Award. Rio received a dual MFA in Studio Art & MA in History and Theory of Contemporary Art from San Francisco Art Institute in 2019 and a BFA in Printmaking with a minor in Art History from the University of Florida in 2014.
Rio is currently based between New York City and San Francisco.