- Shervone Neckles
Shervone Neckles is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, community worker, and artist advocate, who uses repurposed materials and Afro-Caribbean sensibilities to retell histories and mythologies. By embellishing textiles, assemblage, printmaking, sculpture, and installation, Neckles connects the sacred and scientific, the past and the present, and life with the afterlife. Her work has been shown worldwide in both group and solo exhibitions such as Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY; Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ; For Colored Girls Museum, Philadelphia, PA; and Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn, NY as well as internationally in places like New Dehli, India, Queensland, Australia, and Rome, Italy. In 2019, she was featured as part of the Venice Biennale's Grenada Pavilion.
She has also participated in residencies internationally including the Youlou Arts Foundation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, WI; Dieu Donné Workspace Residency, NY; Wave Hill, NY; Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, FL; The Elizabeth Foundation's SHIFT Program, NY; The Center for Book Arts, NY; The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME, among other. Previous awards include grants from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Queens Council on the Arts, Foundation for Contemporary Art, Puffin Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and fellowships from Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and Manhattan Graphic Center. Her work has been written about in publications including Artnet, Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, and New York Times.
In 2020-2022, she presented her public art installation BEACON with Beam Center at Lewis Latimer House Museum, Queens, NY and, funded by Downtown Brooklyn Public Art Commission, at Fulton Plaza, Brooklyn, NY. In 2022, she has a forthcoming solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, FL and, in 2023, a solo exhibition at Engage Projects in Chicago, IL.