Cheryl Patrice Derricotte

Cheryl Patrice Derricotte is a visual storyteller. Originally from Washington, D.C., she lives and makes art in Oakland. Her primary medium is glass, and she also makes work on paper. Derricotte was recently named one of two inaugural Emerging Artists at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco. Other awards include the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass’s Inaugural Visionary Scholarship, and a D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities/National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowship grant. Select shows include Ghosts/Ships, at the Museum of the African Diaspora; the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef, at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History; Terrestrial Forces, at the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts; and Contemporary Glass, at the San Francisco Airport (SFO) Museum. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS); a Master of Regional Planning (MRP) from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University; and a BA in Urban Affairs from Barnard College, Columbia University.