Faculty Biography - Sherwin Ovid

Faculty Biography - Sherwin Ovid

Sherwin Ovid

Professor of Art

BFA from School Art Institute of Chicago

M.A in fine art from University of Illinois at Chicago

Room 2430 Des Plaines

Personal Statement

Sherwin Ovid is an interdisciplinary artist born in Trinidad that received a
BFA from the School Art Institute of Chicago. He was a Lincoln Fellow in
2013 at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he received his Master’s
of Fine Art. He currently teaches as an adjunct professor at Oakton
Community College and Northwestern University. Ovid has exhibited at
Randy Alexander Gallery, Goldfinch Projects, Gallery 400, University of
Wisconsin, Cleve Carney Art Gallery, Haitian American Museum of
Chicago and Iceberg Projects in Evanston. He was published in New
American Painters in 2016 as a noteworthy feature and currently resided in
Chicago. Sherwin maintains a multifaceted approach to sustaining socially
engaged work both inside and outside of a studio practice, and some of the
permeating ideas are on the process of migration and cultural transmission