I am an artist who was born in Queens that grew up in the Hudson Valley of New York. I went to college in Boston and invented my own major, BioArt. After a brief time in medical research, moved to Manhattan to pursue my dream of living in New York City as an artist. I decided to study art at NYU and live in the East Village for a decade. After working at the School of the Visual Arts, I decided to pursue further study at Teachers College to answer my questions about what was going on in artist studios with the integration of technologies in studio practices which resulted in a doctorate in Art & Art Education.
Primarily, I draw and paint in that order. I spend a lot of time in pre-production in my sketch-book every day -- journaling and sketching. I often experiment with technology and integrate it with traditional practices to produce some hybrid forms of artistic expression.
Research areas of interest include: arts technology integration in higher education and hybrid studio practices. I am also invested in consciousness and empathy.
Scholarly interests include: 21st Century contemporary art, the cultural impact of digital technologies, cosmology, and the post-human. Recent exhibitions include: STEAM, group exhibition at the Arts Exchange of Arts Westchester, Dina Hermann & Sherry Mayo, two-person exhition, LOOK Art Gallery, Mahopac, New York, and Faculty/Selects, 6-person exhibition, Westchester Community College Fine Arts Gallery, Valhalla, New York.
Recent publication: Mayo, S. (2013). Art in the Expanded Field: notions of empathy, aesthetic consciousness, and implictions for education. In T. Costantino, B. White (Eds.), Aesthetics, Empathy and Education. New York: NY, Peter Lang Publishing and Mayo, S. (July-December, 2011).
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