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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 adornments.  Her handmade creations capture elements of birth, growth, to the fossilization of corals; a distinctive theme to her storyline. She creates both stand-alone objects and body adornment merging both art and fashion. She highlights both the impermanence and fragility of natural forms with the delicateness of her designs and materials, echoing her sentiment to preserve marine life.

The French/Caribbean native holds an MFA in Jewelry & Metals from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and furthered her training in CAD/CAM at the Gemology Institute of America (GIA) in NYC. She also received a BFA in jewelry from New Mexico State University.

Cheryl’s fine art has been featured in international, national, and regional exhibitions including the Kemper Museum of Contemporary “Art Women to Watch/ Metals”.  In 2018, she was selected to represent the National Museum of Women in the Art’s Greater Kansas City Area Committee in D.C.  in the show called “Heavy Metal / Women to Watch” 2018. That same year, Cheryl was also 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”, “Art Jewelry Today 3”, “Mastering Contemporary Jewelry Designs” 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 art installations collected by private organizations. She has participated in numerous fashions including, New York City Fashion Week designing her clothing and jewelry. 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. She currently resides in Kansas City, MO where she actively creates her art at her storefront studio located in the Crossroads Arts District.

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.