• White Facebook Icon
  • White Instagram Icon

© 2017 by Sharif Bey | All Rights Reserved

Education

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA                                   

2007 Ph.D. in Art Education             

 

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

2000 Masters of Fine Arts in Studio Art

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock, PA

1998 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics        

 

Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovak Republic

1994-1995 Exchange Student in the Studio of Jozef Jankovic (Sculpture)

 

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Apprenticeship Program, Pittsburgh, PA

1988-1992 Ceramics

 

University Teaching Experience

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2015-Present Associate Professor of Art Education

 

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2009-2015 Assistant Professor of Art Education

 

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Spring 2014 Visiting Professor

 

Winston Salem State University, Winston Salem, NC

2005-2009 Assistant Professor of Art Education

 

Select Solo Exhibitions

2019 Sharif Bey: Intuitions, Fault Lines, and Musings, Concept Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2018 Renwick Invitational: Disrupting Craft (24 works displayed) Renwick Gallery Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC 

2018 Sharif Bey: Dialogues in Clay and Glass, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2017 Sharif Bey: Lived History and Cultural Memory, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

2015 Sharif Bey: Recent Works, Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, MD

2014 Food for Thought, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA

2014 Obsessions, Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville, NC

2013 Sharif Bey: Here & Now, The Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA

2011 Sharif Bey: Recent Work, HUB-Robeson Gallery, Penn State University

2011 Construction and Creation, The Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse, NY

2010 Departures from Function, 5ive and 40rty Gallery, Winston Salem, NC

2009 Sharif Bey: New Work, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2007 Object Discourse: A Sacrificial Reality, White Space Gallery, Winston Salem, NC

2007 Sharif Bey: The Burden of Culture, The Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC

Select Group Exhibition

2019 The Pittsburgh Anthology, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

2019 Conjuring Wholeness in the Wake of Rupture, De Buck Gallery/1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New York, NY

2019 Afrocosmologies, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

2018 Art in the Embassies, Jakarta, Indonesia (Invited Commission and Permanent Installation)

2018 Making a Difference, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2018 Visual Voices, Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA

2017 Making it in Crafts, The Art Museum of LaFayette, LaFayette, IN

2017 Crafting Resistance, Boise State University Museum, Boise, ID

2016 Art in the Embassies, Kampala, Uganda

2016 Tribute to the Harlem Renaissance: Works from the Permanent Collection, The Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC

2014 Conceal/Reveal: New Work from the Faculty of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, SU Galleries, Syracuse University, NY

2014 ARTS/INDUSTRY: Collaboration and Revelation, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

2014 Collector's Choice: Inside the Hearts and Minds of Regional Collectors, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville, FL

2011 Transcending Integration, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

2010 In My Father’s House, The August Wilson Culture Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2010 SCANCERAM EXCHANGE, University College of Nordjylland, Hjorring, Denmark

​2018 Art in the Embassies, Khartoum, Sudan  (Invited Commission and Permanent Installation)

2009 Seeing Jazz, The Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA

2008 Points of Origin, Cabarrus Art Center, Concord, NC

2008 Black Clay in PA: A Dialogue in Flux, August Wilson Culture Center Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Artist Residencies

Pittsburgh Glass Center, Idea Furnace, Pittsburgh, PA

Spring 2017-Spring 2018 Artist in Residence

 

The Union Project, Pittsburgh, PA

Spring 2017-Spring 2018 Artist in Residence

 

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Arts and Industry, Sheboygan, WI

Spring 2014 Artist in Residence

 

Hunter College, New York, NY

Summer 2009 Artist in Residence

 

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Summer 2009 Artist in Residence

 

McColl Center for Visual Arts, Charlotte, NC                                                     

Fall 2007 Artist in Residence

 

The Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovak Republic                   

2003-2004 Artist in Residence

 

The University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY                                                                     

Fall 2002 Artist in Residence

Invited Lecturer

2019 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2019 College Art Association,  New York, NY 

2019 The Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

2018 Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH

2018 Germana Community College, Fredericksburg, VA

2017 George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

2016 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2016 Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2016 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) annual conference, Demonstrator, Kansas City, MO

2015 The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2015 171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning, NY

2015 Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2014 Onslow County Schools, Day of the Arts, Jacksonville, NC

2014 Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville, NC

2014 Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2010 Community College of Alleghany County-Boyce Campus, Monroeville, PA

2009 Hunter College, New York, NY

2009 Taylor Gallery, SUNY Oswego, NY

2009 Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston Salem, NC

2008 The McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

2008 Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

2008 The James Michener Museum of Art, Doylestown, PA

2008 Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

2008 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University, Greensboro, NC

2008 Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA                                                                       

2007 California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA                                           

2007 The Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC

Awards/ Grants/ Honors

2019 Seinfeld Faculty Award For Outstanding Achievement, Syracuse University, NY

2019 Faculty Award for Research Excellence,College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 

2019 Conrad Nelson Fellowship, Millersville University, Millersville, PA 

2018 Pollock-Krasner Award, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, NY, 

2017 New York Foundation on the Arts- Fellowship awardee in the Crafts/Sculpture category

2014 John Michael Kohler Art Center- Residency Program fellowship, Sheboygan, WI

2011 Slovak Academic Information Agency, National Scholarship for Faculty Teaching and Research, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

2008-2009 Winston Salem Arts Council, Regional Artist Grant Recipient

2008 North Carolina Arts Council, Arts in Education/Artist in Residence

2008-2009 Vermont Studio Center, Civil Society Institute Artist Fellowship, Johnson, VT

 

Work in Public Collections

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

The Juliet Art Museum, Charleston, WV

The Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC

The Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African-American Art, Asbury, NJ

The United States Embassy, Jakarta, Indonesia

The United States Embassy, Khartoum, Sudan

The United States Embassy, Kampala, Uganda

The John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

The Kohler Company, Kohler, WI

The Paul Robeson Culture Center, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

The Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA

The J. William Fulbright Commission, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pittsburgh, PA

Forsyth County Schools, Winston Salem, NC

Gaston County Schools, Gastonia, NC