Cheryl Pope Bio

Cheryl Pope is a Chicago raised artist who is locally and globally represented. She is an interdisciplinary visual artist that questions and responds to issues of identity as it relates to the individual and the community, specifically in regards to race, gender, class, history, power and place. Her practice emerges from the act and politics of listening- many of her works incorporating spoken word. Her piece “HOLD IT AGAINST ME” is a series of boxing rounds and interims. During the fight, the female fighter says "thank you" when she is hit, and the male fighter says "sorry" when he hits the female. Majority of her work relates to boxing, basketball and sport culture through sculptural forms and performance.

Cheryl Pope is represented by Monique Meloche Gallery.