Artist Bio & CV

Biography

Sheryl has consistently pursued art learning with every opportunity. She is an abstract intuitive artist living in Ottawa. While completing a Bachelor of Arts at Carleton University, Sheryl was introduced to acrylic paint and canvas. She merged her love for acrylic paint with collage and mixed media techniques. There is never a time when she is not creating art. “Art should be enjoyed, and it is my goal to get as much of my art as possible out into the world.”

She was awarded Third Place Honourable Mention in the Art2Life International Juried Art Exhibition, 2021, her painting was selected out of nearly 4,500 pieces of art.  She has been featured in several solo shows in Ottawa as well as participating in group shows. One of her paintings titled Green Rooftops, was featured as the graphic image for an innovative green living housing complex in San Francisco, CA. Sheryl has been featured in two artist interviews with CBC Radio program, In Town and Out with Adrian Harwood and Ottawa Morning with Hallie Cotnam. In 2020 and 2021, she completed two Creative Visionary Art Mentoring Programs which were led by artist Nicholas Wilton. The programs offered creative coaching to artists in addition to art education. Joy and passion found its way into her daily routine as an artist since completing these programs.

 

Artist CV Sheryl Siddiqui

List of Exhibitions:

Solo Shows:

  1. studio d, “Fashion is Art,” Ottawa, ON
  2. Hunters Public House, "Urban life,” Ottawa, ON
  3. Heartwood House, "Back to Basics,” Ottawa, ON
  4. Westboro Optometric Clinic, "Ottawa Store fronts,” Ottawa, ON
  5. The Table Restaurant, "Ottawa Store Fronts,” Ottawa, ON
  6. Bistro Rutherford, "Wakefield Store Fronts,” Wakefield QE
  7. The Ottawa Optometric Clinic, "Abstract Landscapes,” Ottawa, ON
  8. The Mud Oven, "Urban Play Series,” Solo Show, Ottawa, ON
  9. D'OMMA Gallery, Feature Artist, Superdome Benfranklin Place, Ottawa, ON
  10. The Ottawa Bagel Shop & Deli, Inc., "Abstract Birds,” Ottawa ON
  11. Fresco Bistro, Ongoing Solo Art Display, Ottawa, ON

 

Group Shows:

  1. Plant Bath Community Exhibit, “Journey” Ottawa, ON
  2. The Artist Café, Ottawa, ON
  3. Shenkmen Arts Centre Group OMMA Juried Show, Ottawa, ON
  4. Almonte Textile Museum, Group Juried OMMA, Almonte, ON
  5. Galerie 240, Ottawa, ON

 

Art Credentials:

  1. Creative Visionary art Program with artist and art educator Nicolas Wilton.
  2. Creative Visionary art Program with artist and art educator Nicolas Wilton (BFA, Art Centre College of Design, Pasadena) artistic business and creative coaching, interactive online intensive.
  3. Three Week Intensive Workshop on the Language of Colour, Mark Eanes, California College of the Arts, Associate Professor.
  4. Image transfer with Golden Artist Colours Inc, representative, Andrea Warren, Ottawa, ON
  5. Perspective Drawing, The Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON
  6. Figurative Drawing, The Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON

 

Other Education:

Carleton University, Bachelor of Political Science, 2000.

 

Awards:

Honorable Mention Third Place, Art2Life International Juried Art Exhibition, 2021. PaintingTranquility 6, 30”x15” inches (Diptych) 2021.

 

 

Media:

Featured in an artist interview with CBC Radio program, In Town and Out with Adrian Harwood.

Featured in an artist interview with CBC Radio, with Hallie Cotnam for Ottawa Morning.

The image of mixed media painting Green Rooftops 12”x24” was purchased for use in an energy efficient green housing complex for marketing and signage in San Francisco, USA