Cheryl Dunn affirms she is more fascinated by the highs and lows of humanity than by the mid-range, for her extremes are informative, they offer insight and knowledge.
In her creative journey, filmmaking was a natural progression arising from the still image: “I was always trying to say more than one frame could communicate, so I feel the video as something very freeing, incorporating lots of elements I love, music, movement, storytelling”.
Cheryl Dunn (New Jersey, 1960) is a successful filmmaker and photographer based in New York City. She works for magazines like Spin, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Dazed & Confused. Her films have appeared in several important film festivals including Tribeca, Edinburgh, Rotterdam, Los Angeles, and Havana, as well as on PBS.
Her work has been shown in various galleries and museums such as Deich Projects in New York, Tate Modern in London, and in the Art in the Streets exhibit at MOCA in Los Angeles. Cheryl was one of the protagonists of the documentary, book, and traveling museum show Beautiful Losers, curated by Aaron Rose. Two books of her works have been published: Bicycle Gangs of New York and Some Kinda Vocation. She recently released her latest film: Everybody Street. In 2018 she made a documentary titled THE GOLDEN AGE OF N.Y.C. THEATRE for T Magazine.
Some noteworthy solo shows include: Anybody Avenue Stall Baggage, Tokyo, 2015; Sometimes the Answer Ivory & Black, London, 2012; Uncanny, Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milan, 2011; Spit and Peanut Shells, Country Club Gallery, Cincinnati, 2009; No One’s Not Happy When Theyʼre Dancing, Fuse Gallery, New York, 2007; Habitare Elizabeth Paige Smith Atelier, Venice, 2006; Tri-State New Image Art, Los Angeles, 2001.
Her artworks has been included in numerous group exhibitions such as: seraphin gallery 1108 Pine St, Philadelphia, 2016; The Newsstand Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015; MOMA, New York, 2015; The Spring Cleaning, The Laundromt, New York, 2015; Deadbeat Club - Mentally Retired Slow Culture, Los Angeles, 2015; It's an Invasion National Arts Club, New York, 2014; Deeds Not Words II Mild Manners Gallery, Sydney, 2014; Hindsight V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, 2014; 5 Years Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, 2013; Portrait of a Generation, Hole Gallery, New York, 2012; Public: Collective Identity / Occupied Spaces Toronto Photography Festival at MOCCA, Toronto, 2012; Everybody Street London Festival of Photography, Tate Modern, London, 2011; Gossip Well Told Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Warrington, 2011; LES Exposed Clayton Gallery and Outlaw Art Museum, New York, 2011; In Art We Trust Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, 2011; Art in the streets, MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2011; Right Here, Right Now, FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby, 2011; Everybody Street, Seaport Museum, New York, 2010; Postermat, The Hole Gallery, New York, 2010; 100% Natural, J. Riggs Fine Art, Miami, 2010; Sacer, MONIKER Art Fair, London, 2010; Creative Growth, Galerie Impaire, Paris, 2010; Come As You Are New Image Art, Los Angeles, 2010; Never a Dull Moment, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, 2010; Projections, Roberts and Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, 2010; Put your Finger on the Button, New Image Art, Los Angeles, 2010; Transfer, Country Club Projects, Sao Paulo, Brazil.