- Shervone Neckles
Shervone Neckles is a Caribbean-American raised in Brooklyn, New York to Grenadian parents. As an interdisciplinary artist, Neckles’ work embraces collage, alternative printmaking techniques, book arts, and sculpture. She has held residencies in areas as diverse as the Youlou Arts Foundation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, West Indies, The Center for Book Arts in New York, The Fabric Workshop & Museum in Pennsylvania and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Previous awards include grants from The Puffin Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and Fellowships from Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and Manhattan Graphic Center. Her award-winning work has been shown worldwide in both group and solo exhibitions. Her practice also includes curatorial projects; Amplify Action: Sustainability through the Arts with Pratt Center for Community Development and Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation in Brooklyn, NY and From Taboo to Icon: Africanist Turnabout at the Ice Box Galley in Philadelphia, PA. Neckles’ has earned an MA from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, MFA from Queens College and BFA from The College of New Rochelle. She is currently a member of the Castle Gallery’s Advisory Board for The College of New Rochelle. Neckles’ lives with her husband, artist Jose M. Ortiz and four year old son in Queens, New York.