Cheryl Eve Acosta’s sculptural jewelry challenges traditional concepts of wearable art. She creates bold and distinctive pieces of adornment, which position the human body as a site of display. Although each piece represents a form inspired by nature, the work is less concerned with evoking a place than with engaging the wearer as part of its creation. The line between a pure or natural body and one that is inextricably bound to self-conscious presentation of beauty or aesthetic or even fine art, becomes blurred for both the wearer and the viewer.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Cheryl Eve holds a BFA in Jewelry from New Mexico State University and an MFA in Jewelry & Metals from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including shows in Santa Fe, Atlanta, Chicago, Seoul, Florence and Munich and her work has been featured in numerous publications including 500 Earrings, Dreaming Jewelry and Art Jewelry Today 3, and published her book Hidden in Nature. Cheryl Eve has received Arts KC Inspiration Grant that allowing her twice participate in Kansas City’s West 18th Street Fashion Show. Cheryl Eve currently works from her Crossroads studio in Kansas City, MO.