Sedrick Chisom (b. 1989, Philadelphia) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received a full scholarship to study at Cooper Union, where he completed his BFA in 2016 and was awarded the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation Award for Exceptional Ability. In 2018, he received his MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Angels to Some, Demons to Others, with Katherine Bradford, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles (2022); Twenty Thousand Years of Fire and Snow, Pilar Corrias, London (2021); Westward Shrinking Hours, Condo, in collaboration with Pilar Corrias, London (2020); When the Night Air Stirs, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles (2019); The Final Excursion Into the Savage South, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (2019); The Ghost of White Presidents Yet To Come, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA (2019); and You Just Gotta Look For It, Cooper Union, New York (2018).
Recent group exhibitions include In the Black Fantastic, Hayward Gallery, London (2022); Reference Material, curated by Brook Hsu, Adler Beatty, New York (2022); Supermoon, Clearing, Beverly Hills, CA (2022); One hundred eighty-six billion steps to the sun, Clearing, New York (2022); Dissolving Realms, curated by Kathy Hessel, Kasmin, New York (2022); Possédé·e·s, Montpellier Contemporain, France (2021); Great Force, curated by Amber Esseiva, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Richmond, VA (2020); Cult of the Crimson Queen, Ceysson & Bénétière, New York (2019); Beside Myself, JTT Gallery, New York (2018); GDPR, Signal Gallery, New York (2018); and Leap Century, Abrons Art Center, New York (2018).
Chisom was awarded the 2018–2019 VCU Fountainhead Fellowship in Painting and Drawing at the Macedonia Institute and was a 2019 resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.