Cheryl Gail is a visual artist exploring ideas of community and connection through distillation and abstraction. She interprets her observations of the human condition through the colors and forms found in nature. In her practice, Gail experiments with various techniques and media: drawing, painting, sculpture, sewing, fiber, and reclaimed materials.
Ms. Gail holds a Bachelor of Arts from Elms College in Massachusetts; additional training at Gage Academy, Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, WA. and Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC. She is an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant recipient (2023 & 2009) and had residencies with Charlotte Street Foundation Urban Culture Project , KCMO, (2010-11) and Escape to Create, Seaside, FL (2012).
Gail’s work is in the collections of Stowers Institute for Medical Research & the Belger Collection, Kansas City, MO; University of Kansas Medical Center & iSmile KCK, Kansas City, KS; Harborview Spine Center, Seattle, WA; OliverMcMillian, San Diego, CA and numerous other private collections.
Originally from Connecticut, Gail has lived in several US cities and calls Kansas City home. A life-long naturalist, she is an avid gardener, enjoys the beach and mountains alike. Cheryl is also a home-chef wizard and a proficient knitter.
For more than 12 years, Ms. Gail worked in arts administration both as the Operations Manager at Belger Arts, Kansas City, MO and Youth Education Manager at Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA. In addition, she curated numerous exhibitions at the Steel Gallery at the Gage Academy of Art.
Cheryl is also a certified GYROTONIC® instructor. She came to the Gyrotonic Method due to a shoulder injury and recognized the benefits that this wholistic approach provides towards health and healing. [learn more at luminmovement.com]
Untitled (Mend #4), 2022 Graphite, charcoal, pastel, ink
on Rives BFK paper 22” x 26”, unframed