Sheryl Oring’s work examines critical social issues through projects that incorporate old and new media to tell stories, examine public opinion and foster open exchange. Using tools typically employed by journalists – the camera, the typewriter, the pen, the interview and the archive – she builds on experience in her former profession to create installations, performances, artist books and Internet-based works.Oring’s work has been shown at the 01SJ Biennial; Bryant Park in Manhattan; the Jewish Museum Berlin; and the McCormick Freedom Museum in Chicago. She has also presented work at Art in Odd Places in New York; the Art Prospect festival in St. Petersburg, Russia; and Encuentro in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Oring, who received her MFA from UC San Diego and who works as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is presently working on a public art commission at the San Diego airport and a community-based project in Berlin, Germany, that will examine views about the Berlin Wall on the 25th anniversary of its demise.
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