Sherae Rimpsey

Sherae Rimpsey is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. Her work has been exhibited in the US and internationally, most notably at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland; the Zentral Bibliothek in Zurich, Switzerland and National Library of Buenos Aires, Argentina as a contributing artist in Luis Camnitzer’s El Ultimo Libro – The Last Book project. Her work has also been exhibited at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany, where she was awarded the prestigious Solitude Fellowship. She is the recipient of a Philadelphia Foundation Grant as a Flaherty Fellow. She has participated in residencies at Atlantic Center for the Arts and Vermont Studio Center.

Rimpsey has presented her drawing, writing, film, performance, and sound work at Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY; Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA; Sector 2337 in Chicago, as part of the Poets Theatre Festival; and at Elastic Arts, Constellation, Lithium Gallery, Comfort Station, Film Front, Experimental Sound Studio, and Harold Washington Library, all also in Chicago.

Along with Clifford Owens, Rimpsey is a featured artist on Kamau Amu Patton’s Second Mind/Alto Age, a limited-edition artwork and recording commissioned by the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in conjunction with their exhibition Terry Adkins: Resounding. She has published her poetry in the Oyez Review, Collected, and Homonym Journal. Her first full-length book of poetry—neon neon—is forthcoming from Shinkoyo/Artist Pool.

Rimpsey holds a BFA in Technology & Integrated Media with an emphasis in Visual Culture from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA in writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Mildred Thompson Arts Writing and Editorial Fellowship is a two-year, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation–funded, editorial position for an emerging Black arts writer/editor. The Fellow is based at the Newcomb Art Museum at Tulane University in New Orleans and will work remotely as part of Art Papers’ editorial team. The fellowship is named in honor of Mildred Thompson, associate editor of ART PAPERS from 1989 to 1997. This editorial fellowship builds upon her legacy.

Conceptualized as part of Art Papers’ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility efforts, the fellowship received seed funding from AEC Trust and The Homestead Foundation to pilot the program in 2022.