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Cheryl Sorg

Encinitas, CA

About Cheryl Sorg

Encinitas, CA

Cheryl Sorg is an artist who creates work both large and small with tape. She received her BFA in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art, where she largely photographed things she created in the studio – installations and sculptures and such created much of the time with book pages and lines of text. Soon she set the camera aside and began creating these bookworks in larger and larger scale. Feeling a need for color – vibrant color – she soon began using the same technique she used in laying down strips of text, but with strips of tape instead. This need for color comes from intense feelings about the ills of the world – racism and misogyny, wealth inequality, to name a few of the worst – that she finds difficult to grapple with. With the use of vibrant colors and shine and iridescence in her work, she hopes to counter, in some small way, this darkness with a bit of joy, maybe hope? On the subject of hope, she has had a street art project since 2016 called 'portals of hope' in which she creates colorful tape rainbow portals and makes them into big stickers that she puts up out in the world and photographs. She has put nearly 400 portals up around the U.S., as well as in France, Japan, Australia, Norway, Denmark, and Canada. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the U.S. Career highlights include an artist residency at MacDowell, inclusion of her work in the Yale University Art Gallery's permanent collection, and a large installation at the San Diego International Airport. Her work also resides in numerous other public spaces including hotels, universities and hospitals.

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Other works by Cheryl Sorg

Selected Exhibitions

  • Oceanside Public Library
    Oceanside, CA, 2020
  • The Hill Street Country Club / Linksoul Lab
    Oceanside, CA, 2019
  • San Diego Central Library
    San Diego, CA, 2018
  • Irvine Fine Arts Center
    Irvine, CA, 2017
  • Yale University Art Gallery
    Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2014

Press and Accolades

  • The Jealous Curator
    2016 and 2019
  • Create Magazine
    April 2018
  • Boston Globe


  • Massachusetts College of Art, BFA with honors, Photography
    Boston, MA,1999 

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