Sherell Chillik was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from College for Creative Studies with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts in 2018. Her work is an exploration of portraiture and biblical texts' relationship with postmodern times through the manipulation of images. Her work concerns the Christian viewpoint on life, behavior, and politics. She uses found or personal images, stripping them of their original context to create a narrative that's relevant to what's happening in the world. She has a realistic approach to painting the human figure then uses expressive mark making and collaging to the backgrounds to convey purity and defilement. Through mediums such as oil, acrylic, spray paint, printmaking, and object making, she tries to illustrate displacement and the biblical teaching of being in the world but not of it.
Accomplishments / CV
Graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts Painting at CCS IN 2018