SHARIF BEY
SHARIF BEY - Artist

Sharif Bey [American, b. 1974]

Gold Bird #6, 2020

Earthenware and mixed media

31 x 26 x 4 inches

78.5 x 66 x 10 cm

(Inv# AB12559)

 

Sharif Bey [b. 1974, Pittsburgh, PA] lives and works in Syracuse, NY, where in addition to this studio practice he is an associate professor in arts education and teaching and leadership in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and Syracuse University’s School of Education. Bey earned his B.F.A. in ceramics from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, an M.F.A. in studio art from the University of North Carolina and a Ph.D. in art education from Penn State University. He has participated in many artist-in-residencies and fellowships to hone his craft, and is included in numerous public collections including: The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery, Washington DC; the Columbus Museum of Art, OH; and the United States Embassies of Khartoum, Sudan; Kampala, Uganda; and Jakarta, Indonesia. His forthcoming exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY in 2021.

 

Bey’s sculptures reference the visual heritage of Africa and Oceania, as well as present-day African American culture, exploring the significance of traditional beads and figurines through contemporary reinterpretations of these forms. He works primarily with ceramics, a medium historically used by communities to create both functional objects and objects of worship.  

SHARIF BEY - Artist
February 19 - March 26, 2022
albertz benda, Los Angeles
SHARIF BEY - Artist
September 9 - October 1, 2021
albertz benda, New York
SHARIF BEY - Artist
August 7 - September 9, 2021
Kunstraum Potsdam
SHARIF BEY - Artist
February 19, 2021 | 5pm
with Metropolitan Museum of Art Curator Abraham Thomas and artist Sharif Bey
Sharif Bey Detail
February 18 - March 27, 2021
albertz benda, New York
SHARIF BEY - Artist
February 27 - April 18, 2020
albertz benda, New York
Sharif Bey’s Fractured and Beautiful Ceramic Fig...
Sharif Bey’s Fractured and Beautiful Ceramic Figures
Hyperallergic
August 2, 2022
In ‘Colonial Ruptures,’ Artist Sharif Bey Defi...
In ‘Colonial Ruptures,’ Artist Sharif Bey Defies the Constraints of Time through Fragmented Figures
Colossal
August 3, 2022
Pittsburgh-born artist gets a show at the museum w...
Pittsburgh-born artist gets a show at the museum where he took art classes as a kid
WESA
October 8, 2021
In 'Excavations,' Sharif Bey Unearths his roots an...
In 'Excavations,' Sharif Bey Unearths his roots and shows what a Beltzhoover 'art kid' can do
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 1, 2021
Bilder einer Geisterfahrt
Bilder einer Geisterfahrt
Märkische Allgemeine
August 8, 2921
Sharif Bey Explores Manifestations of Power at Alb...
Sharif Bey Explores Manifestations of Power at Albertz Benda
Whitewall Art
March 2, 2021
Sharif Bey: The Everson Museum acquires "Protest S...
Sharif Bey: The Everson Museum acquires "Protest Shield #2"
The Everson Museum of Art
November 12, 2020
Artist Spotlight: Sharif Bey
Artist Spotlight: Sharif Bey
Visit Pittsburgh
January 2, 2020
Four Craft Artists Use Their Medium to Tell the St...
Four Craft Artists Use Their Medium to Tell the Story of Our Time
Smithsonian Magazine
February 5, 2019
Ceramic artist speaks through necklaces, mural
Ceramic artist speaks through necklaces, mural
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Feb 28, 2018
Open Studio: Sharif Bey applies a model of open en...
Open Studio: Sharif Bey applies a model of open engagement to his work as an artist and an educator
American Craft Council
September 2, 2016
Open Studio: Sharif Bey (Print Edition)
Open Studio: Sharif Bey (Print Edition)
American Craft Council
August/September 2016
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