Art art department

Wheat-Schmidt, Cheryl

studied sculpture at the Academia de belle Arti, in Rome
MFA, Brooklyn College

Foundation Prof.

Department: Art Department
Office: SAB 120A
Phone: (845) 257-6953

Career History

Cheryl has worked with the post modern architect Michael Graves on projects involving sculpture and architecture which have appeared in publications including, The Classicist, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Clos Pegase Competition.

Cheryl has taught at Bard College, The Cooper Union, Brooklyn College, the Graduate School of the New York Academy of Art, and New York University. Cheryl Wheat’s artwork can be viewed at

Research/Creative Activity

Cheryl Wheat’s large-scale work maintains a mythic view of human experience. The work has a sense of the timelessness of beauty in an ephemeral world. The drawings and sculptures create a visual language like that of poetry, where the distance from the real world is great and sensibilities heightened.

Cheryl Wheat has recently returned from the American Academy in Rome where she was a Visiting Artist. Her work is currently on view at the Morris Museum, in New Jersey, as part of the exhibition, Timeless: The Art of Drawing.

She has exhibited at The Bayley Museum, in Charlottesville, and in New York at the Neuberger Museum, at Edward Hopper House, the Sculpture Center, the D& D Building, Lizan Tops, and Philips de Pury.

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Cheryl has been a scholarship recipient from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the National Academy of Design and received a National Endowment for the Arts CETA Arts Grant.