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Cheryl Rock completed her BFA at the University of Windsor. Passionate about the power of diverse stories, she has a focus on reconnecting to oral tradition through her imagery. She works with archival paper and mixed media. Cheryl is inspired to create dialogue through commonalities in human experience. Currently featured at Toronto’s Blue Crow Gallery, her past exhibits include Blue Dot Gallery and The Royal Ontario Museum. Cheryl was awarded TOAF’s Best in Show Two-Dimensional Works (2019, 2020) and the 2020 Mayor’s Purchase Award.

Cheryl Rock’s current series is BLOOM. She uses her two-dimensional hand cut-paper pieces to communicate notions of beauty, resilience, and transformation common to our lived experiences. Her work amplifies stories of the Black diaspora impacted by systemic injustice and the universality of the pandemic. Cheryl presents a counternarrative exploring identity, re-generation, and tenacity of the human spirit.

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  • Best of 2D Works Award
  • Mayor’s Purchase Award

TOAF 2020

2D Works


  • 2020
  • 30.48 x 30.48 x 3.81 cm
    12 x 12 x 1 1/2 inch
  • $550.00


  • 2021
  • 30.48 x 43.18 x 2.9 cm
    12 x 17 x 1 1/8 inch
  • $400.00


  • 2021
  • 43.18 x 43.18 x 2.9 cm
    17 x 17 x 1 1/8 inch
  • $650.00

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