Sheryl Zacharia was born and raised in the New York area and lived in Manhattan most of her adult life. At Southampton College, she majored in painting but spent many years pursuing a career as a singer-songwriter. She performed in the NYC club circuit for over ten years and is a published songwriter.
Missing her visual arts roots, she began working in clay which started her on a new artistic path. She studied and taught in various Potteries and has exhibited both locally and nationally. Her pieces have been published in magazines and books, and are in various museum and private collections. She completed an eight month extended residency at The Museum of Arts and Design in NYC.
Though she admittedly considers herself a diehard New Yorker, she recently moved to the Southwest to live out her dream of being a full time artist with a home studio. She looks forward to a different pace where her energy can go into her work and she can enjoy the surrounding beauty and culture that the area has to offer.
She has been on the Faculties of Greenwich House Pottery in NYC, The Art School at Old Church in Demarest NJ, The West Side Y in NYC, and has taught numerous workshops including Harvard Ceramics, Kingsborough College, and most recently at Ghost Ranch and Santa Fe Community College. Her future plan is to concentrate solely on her clay work and painting in the inspiring beauty of the Southwest.
PUBLIC and CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Racine Art Museum (RAM) Permanent Collection
Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art, Permanent Collection
Kamm Foundation Collection
IBT International Bank of Taiwan
Barbara and Donald Tober (Chairman of the Board of MAD Museum)
Meg Perlman (Curator for Rockefeller Foundation, Matisse Family and Founding Director of the Pollock House)
Thomas L. Safran (Founder of Museum of Contemporary Art, LA)
Hildreth York (Art Historian)