Kansas City, Missouri
Cheryl Gail is a contemporary painter who often employs fiber based materials to create mixed media works.
Gail is fascinated by the varying levels of communication both within macro & micro communities. Her process originates with ongoing observation, both in personal interactions and public situations. Gail then works within a set of parameters - distilling, interpreting and transforming her accumulated experiences into something more universal. Working primarily in drawing and painting - consideration is given to line and form through the use of color and repetition. Gail currently employs acrylic paint, mixed media and a sewing machine in her studio.
Gail holds a Bachelor of Arts from Elms College in Massachusetts with additional training at Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC; Gage Academy and Pratt Fine Art Center both located in Seattle, WA. An ArtsKC Inspiration Grant recipient, she has participated in residencies at Escape to Create in Seaside FL and with the Charlotte Street Urban Culture Project, KCMO. Originally from the Connecticut, she currently resides in Kansas City. Gail exhibits her work, which is found in public, corporate and private collections, throughout the U.S.. In 2017, she was commissioned to create ten large scale paintings for the University of Kansas Hospital in the new Turk building.