Amy Sherald, African American Art, African American Artist, Black Art, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Amy Sherald, nationally acclaimed artist with Columbus roots, returning home as lecturer | Ledger Enquirer “The only reason that I wanted to do this is because I want to change people’s expectations as to what they may see when they walk into an institution that tells them what is valuable and to validate peoples’ existence in so many ways.”



Amy Sherald discovered her love for art while dabbling in watercolors at St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School.

Her art teacher, Geri Davis, recognized her potential in kindergarten and then nurtured her talent for the next 12 years.

But after leaving Pacelli, Sherald took a few detours – majoring in pre-med to please her parents until she came to her senses, waiting tables to make ends meet and returning home to care for ailing relatives. Yet, she always knew deep down inside where she was headed.

Amy Sherald, African American Art, African American Artist, Black Art, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNCourtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago | Credit

Amy Sherald, African American Art, African American Artist, Black Art, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNCourtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago | Credit

Amy Sherald, African American Art, African American Artist, Black Art, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNCourtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago | Credit

Amy Sherald, African American Art, African American Artist, Black Art, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNCourtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago | Credit

Amy Sherald, African American Art, African American Artist, Black Art, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNCourtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago | Credit

Amy Sherald, African American Art, African American Artist, Black Art, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNCourtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago | Credit


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