Sherrill Roland

South Arts
April 14, 2021

A live Q&A between 2020 State Fellowship recipient and North Carolina Fellow Sherrill Roland with Burnaway. Erin Jane Nelson, executive director for Burnaway, will interview Sherrill Roland, 2020 Southern Prize winner and North Carolina Fellow. This is the third interview in a series of conversations between Burnaway and the 2020 recipients of South Arts' Southern Prize and State Fellowships. Sherrill Roland was born in Asheville, North Carolina. He received both his BFA in Design and MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Sherrill is an interdisciplinary artist and the founder of The Jumpsuit Project. His Socially Engaged Art project has been presented at Open Engagement Chicago, Oakland City Hall and the Michigan School of Law. Recent exhibitions include CAM Houston, LACE: Los Angeles and Studio Museum of Harlem. He was recently an Artist-In-Residence at the McColl Center of Art + Innovation in Charlotte, NC and a Rights of Return USA Fellow. The Southern Prize and State Fellowships, a program by South Arts, acknowledge, support, and celebrate the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South. The program is open to individual artists living in the South Arts region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Each year, nine artists receive a total of $80,000 in awards and are displayed in a touring exhibition.