s h e r i c r i d e r (b. 1968 Phoenix, Arizona) lives and works in Albuquerque, NM Bio In my late-twenties, Art and the American Dream were offered as a fantasy to addiction and homelessness. A few art and academic scholarships sealed my ticket to Academia. I memorized the monuments of Western art history. I devoted myself to countless hours of recognizing the compositional strategies of the masters. Re-entry was neatly secured by a few semesters of coursework and studio projects. The decade I spent in cheap motels and trailer parks had ended in a deadly cycle of abuse, arrests and too many diseases to mention. It didn’t matter that I had never stepped foot in a museum, the process of art making had already seduced me. Pictorial space and imagination proved indispensable in re-imagining my place in the world. A creative practice with junkie-like dedication created a magical space to realign paradigm and contradiction. My studio is a place to map my complicated understanding of the world. I needed a physical space and about a decade to begin to fully understand the Art world.

Courtesy of the University of New Mexico Art Museum, photo by Stefan Batista.








s h e r i  c r i d e r
Lives and works in Albuquerque, NM


2018 NEA Our Town grant for social justice project
@ Sanitary Tortilla Factory
2017 Right of Return USA Formerly incarcerated artist fellowship
2016 FULCRUM/Andy Warhol Foundation via 516Arts
2014 Albuquerque FunD Grant for Adaptations exhibition
2011 Albuquerque Community Foundation Grant
2002 1% Public Art commission awarded for Tools of Heroism
2001 An Uncommon Legacy Foundation, New York, NY
1997 Orton Purchase Award


2020 University of Arizona Art Museum, Tucson, AZ
2019 Turner Carroll Gallery Santa Fe
HBO OG Experience, NY, NY
2018 The University of New Mexico Art Museum Albuquerque, NM
Salina Biennial: Contemporary Art from the Mountain-Plains Region,
Juror: Jodi Throckmorton
Flight 01 Immigration pop up shop, Albuquerque, NM
2017 Obsolescence and Opulence, OutPost Performance Space, Albuquerque
Personal Cartographies, project with girls in metro county detention,
African American Performing Arts Center, Albuquerque, NM
2016 Alcoves 15/17, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
On the Edge of your Seat: Chairs for the 21st Century. Jurors:
Nora Atkinson, Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Smithsonian American
Art Museum Renwick Gallery & Susie Silbert. Center for Art in Wood, Philadelphia, PA
2015 Site Scholars, Peters Projects, Santa Fe, NM
the Human Drift, SCA Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, NM
2013 Survival Tactics, Purdue University Gallery, West Lafayette, IN
2012 Survival Tactics, ISEA Conference, Albuquerque, NM
2011 dis*placement. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
2009 Sculpture As Analogy to Landscape. Curated by Steve Barry,
Albuquerque, NM
Capitalism: Fueled by Greed & Envy. SCA Contemporary Art,
Albuquerque, NM Included collaborating performance
Valerie Martinez, Jasmine Cuffee, Renee Gregorio & Maureen Seaton.
2008 Cerca Contigua (Border Fence). Permanent Installation at The Land/An Art Site.
Albuquerque, NM
2007 Engendered Species. California State University,
Gatov & Merlino Galleries.Long Beach, CA.
Engendered Species. Advocate Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 2006 A Good Fence: 1913-2005. The Land/An Art Site,
Mountainair, NM (permanent installation)
2004 Lessons in Being. Inpost Artspace, Albuquerque, NM.
Exploring Gender Roles.
Seton Hall University, NJ,
Juror, Sue Scott. Pleasureworks II. SCA Gallery, Pomona, CA.


PBS Newshour, https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/fellowship-allows-formerly-
incarcerated-artists-to-push-for-criminal-justice-reform, March, 18.
Jordan Eddy, The Individualists,THE Magazine, January, 18.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/tag/sheri-crider, Corinne Segal, July 23, 17.
Kathryn Davis, The Pro-Activists of Art,Trend Magazine, Spring, 16.
Material Guys & Girls, Alcoves. Michael Abatemarco, Pasatiempo, Santa Fe, NM, 16.
On the Edge of Your Seat: Chairs for the 21st Century, Schiffer Publishing, 16.
Wesley Pulka, Must See Show, Albuquerque Journal, 15.
Susan Wider, The Human Drift, THE Magazine, May, 15.
Diane Armitage, Landscape As Analogy, THE Magazine, November 10.
LandART, published 10, Radius Books.
Cheh, Carol, Pleasurework, Art Papers.
Pulka, Wesley, The Albuquerque Journal, 2001.
Allan, Steven Robert, Out on the Street, 2000.
Lee, Jeffrey, Stone and Trailer Memory, Weekly Alibi,
Volume 8, 1999, p. 22 (review/photograph).
Moore, S. Derrickson, Corbett Center Shines, Las Cruces Sun-News, 1998.
International Cone Box Show, Ceramics Monthly, January, 1995.

Artist talk, UNM Art Museum, 18
Art as Activism, Museum as Site, Panel, UNM Art Museum, 18
Women & Creativity, Therapy, panel presenter, 15.
Creative Core, 516 Arts, panel presenter, 14.
Autobiography As Subject Matter, 2000, University Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM.
Multi-media Artists,1999, University Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM.
Queer Art: Is there an aesthetic? 1999, moderated by
Kay Whitney, Sculpture magazine, University Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM.


The Land An art site, Mountainaire, NM. Albuquerque Orton, INC.
City of Albuquerque Public Art Program. Chun Woo Nam, Seoul, Korea.
Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea. Uncommon Legacy Foundation, New York, NY.
Numerous other private collections.