BIO

 

Sherwin Rio is an interdisciplinary artist based in San Francisco, CA who presents the footwork of navigating social complexities around cultural intersections. Through sculptural forms and performative actions conceptually centered around an intergenerational immigrant domestic space, Rio explores cultural historical convergences.

Sherwin received his BFA in Printmaking with a minor in Art History from the University of Florida in 2014. He is the recipient of the 2018 Ella King Torrey Award for Innovation & Excellence in the Arts, the 2018 MFA Outstanding Graduate Award, and the 2018 Outstanding Graduate Award in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. Rio also received the San Francisco Foundation’s 2017 Jack K. & Gertrude Murphy Fellowship Award. He has exhibited nationally as both a solo and collaborative artist in California, Florida, Virginia, and New Mexico. He is expected to receive his MA/MFA dual degree from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2019.