Sheryl Oring

Emerging Fields, 2006

Artist Sheryl Oring has typed thousands of postcards to the President from locations across the U.S. since launching her “I Wish to Say” project in 2004. Her book, “Activating Democracy: The I Wish to Say Project,” was published by Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press in October 2016. Other recent projects include “Travel Desk,” a public art commission at the San Diego International Airport and “Maueramt,” a performance and exhibition done in Berlin on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Oring, an Associate Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, divides her time between North Carolina, New York and Berlin. She is currently working on a large-scale public art commission for the Tampa International Airport.


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Awards and Accomplishments


Oring joins the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, teaching Digital Design/New Media