The environment and our sense of place within that environment influence the art works of Sherry Giryotas. Ms. Giryotas works comfortably and often simultaneously in the 2-D and 3-D formats. Her large scale process oriented installations often take months of detailed close work, whereas the paintings become a gestural dialog of layered textures and marks played out on to the canvas. In both media the artist records a life force present in the environment that is in constant fluctuation.
Sherry Giryotas has lived in the United States, France, Morocco and Suriname. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in both solo and group shows at venues such as Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Il., Illinois State Museum, Purdue University, Georgian Arts Museum, Tbilisi, The Republic of Georgia and the Chicago International Arts Exposition, Navy Pier, Chicago, Il. Ms. Giryotas has been a resident fellow at MacDowell Center for the Arts, Yaddo and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and she has received multiple grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan MCACA Granting Agency.