Sherwin Rio is an interdisciplinary artist based in San Francisco, CA who uses metaphors within a Filipino American lens to deflate systems of opposition and separation within cultural historical convergences.
Sherwin is the recipient of the San Francisco Foundation’s 2017 Jack K. and Gertrude Murphy Fellowship Award. Sherwin also received 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. He has exhibited as a solo and collaborative artist in California, Florida, Virginia, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania.
Sherwin is the current Exhibitions Fellow at Root Division, current Intern at the Carlos Villa Estate, and previous Co-director of the Diego Rivera Gallery.
He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking with a minor in Art History from the University of Florida in 2014. He is expected to receive the dual Master of Arts in History and Theory of Contemporary Art and Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art degree from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2019.