Sheryl Anaya in the group show “With Pleasure” at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts

Work by Sheryl Anay

The Art Galleries at TCU presents With Pleasure, the 2022 MFA Candidacy Exhibition, featuring the work of TCU’s second year Master of Fine Arts candidates; Sheryl Anaya, Benjamin Loftis, Madi Ortega, and Sarah Theurer Hunt. The exhibition will be on-view through February 12th.

The work in the exhibition revolves around themes of place and explores memory with regards to specific sites. It is the culmination of the first half of the artists’ graduate research and showcases work from their independent explorations in sculpture, painting, and new media. The show allows viewers to explore what they have been creating in their studios and the themes that propel their practices.

Work by Sheryl Anaya 

Anaya explores the creation of new narratives from childhood memories—how our time in domestic spaces shapes who we are and if our recollections and reconstructions of past experiences are accurate, if even real. Using food as an anchor for memory, she invites the viewer to consider their own experiences and associations through sculpture and storytelling.

Sheryl Anaya is a Puerto Rican artist and educator based in Fort Worth, Texas. She is a current graduate student at Texas Christian University pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in Studio Art with an emphasis in Sculpture and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Woman’s University in 2013. Sheryl’s work examines identity and empathy through the universality of the human experience, intimate relationships, and nostalgia, whether humorous or gut-wrenching.