Cheryl Eve Acosta’s sculptural jewelry is inspired by the Cycle of Life specifically marine biology. She is known for her unique copper fused fabric and glass processes, transforming mundane materials into one of a kind adornment. Her handmade creations are both stand alone to wearable art forms capturing elements of birth, growth, to the fossilization of corals; a distinctive theme to her storyline.
The French/Caribbean native, holds an MFA in Jewelry & Metals from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). The two-time ArtsKC Inspiration Grant recipient, has furthered her training in CAD/CAM design by obtaining a certificate from the Gemology Institute of America (GIA) in NYC. She also holds an Entrepreneurial Scholarship certificate from the UMKC’s Regnier Institute.
Cheryl’s fine art has been featured in international, national and regional exhibitions including a current exhibit at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Women to Watch/ Metals. She was selected to represent the National Museum of Women in the Art’s Greater Kansas City Area Committee in D.C. in the upcoming show Heavy Metal / Women to Watch 2018 and will be ArtsKC’s featured visual artist for their awards luncheon. Previous shows include the Georgia Museum, SOFA Chicago, Wayne Art Center, Sarasota Art Center, Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Le Arti Orafe, among others. 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 Acosta was commissioned to design a brooch for former secretary of state Madeleine Albright and has wall art collected by private organizations including the Truman Medical Center. She has participated in numerous fashions such as the West 18th St. Fashion Show, TMC’s Fashion for a Cause, Kansas City Fashion Week and recently New York City Fashion Week. Her entrepreneurial side has also inspired her to create a new way of wearing jewelry called TATTUAGE- reusable metal jewels that adheres to the skin. Cheryl creates her avant-guard designs at her KC Crossroads studio/showroom.