Man stands in front of a glass building

Cherrie Yu, Lydia and Matthew (2019). Film. 20 minutes.

Cherrie Yu is an artist born in Xi'an, China and lives in the US. They work in choreography, moving image, writing and installation. They have been an artist in residence at ACRE, McColl Center, Yaddo, Monson Art and Kala Art Institute. Their works have been exhibited at Contemporary Calgary Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Mint Museum, Links Hall, Wassaic Project, and Roman Susan Gallery.

About Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is the new face of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, developed for artists, by artists in 1991. In 2014 the program was renamed the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program to honor the legacy of Marie Walsh Sharpe and reflect the new sponsorship and commitment of the Walentas Family Foundation.