Sheryl Oring has typed thousands of postcards to the President from locations across the U.S. since launching her “I Wish to Say” project in 2004. Her book, “Activating Democracy: The I Wish to Say Project,” was published by Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press in Fall 2016. Other recent projects include “Travel Desk,” a public art commission at the San Diego International Airport and “Maueramt,” a performance and exhibition done in Berlin on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Oring has shown her work at the O1SJ Biennial in San Jose, CA; Bryant Park in Manhattan; the Jewish Museum Berlin; and the McCormick Freedom Museum in Chicago. She has also presented work at Art in Odd Places in New York; the Art Prospect festival in St. Petersburg, Russia; Encuentro in Sao Paolo, Brazil; and the International Symposium on Electronic Art in Dubai. She is currently working on a large-scale public art commission for the Tampa International Airport. Oring, an Associate Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is the recipient of the North Carolina Arts Fellowship as well as grants from Franklin Furnace Fund, Creative Capital Foundation, the American Council on Germany and the New York Foundation for the Arts. At Art Prize, Oring's work will be featured with an installation at Western Michigan University's Grand Rapids space at 200 Ionia Avenue SW. The installation will include a series of prints that feature quotes from messages people sent to President Trump in 2017 as well as a live performance of "I Wish to Say" in which visitors will be invited to dictate postcards to the president. Performances will take place September 19, 21 and 22 from 4-7 pm.
Sheryl's ArtPrize Entries
These are Sheryl's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Sheryl's Past Work
These are images of past work that Sheryl has done.