I am an artist who was born in Queens that grew up in the Hudson Valley, New York. I went to Boston College 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.
I draw and paint primarily. I spend a lot of time in my sketchbook every day -- planning, 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, and consciousness. Recent exhibitions include Sherry Mayo, solo exhibitions at the Field and Mahopac Libraries, and at Mariandale, Ossining, NY, STEAM, group exhibition at the Arts Exchange of Arts Westchester, and Dina Hermann & Sherry Mayo, two-person exhibition, LOOK Art Gallery, Mahopac, New York. Recent juried shows include Putnam Arts Council and the Center for the Digital Arts, Putnam Arts Council and the Southeast Museum, Peekskill Arts Alliance, and the Dorsky Art Museum.
Recent publications: Mayo, S. (2018). A Collective Consciousness Model in a Post Media Society, in Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Ed.) Enhancing Art, Culture, and Design with Technological Integration, IGI Global, Mayo, S. (2013). A Model for a Collective Aesthetic Consciousness, International Journal of Art, Culture and Design Technologies, Vol. 1, No. 2. , Art in the Expanded Field: notions of empathy, aesthetic consciousness, and implications for education. In T. Costantino, B. White (Eds.), Aesthetics, Empathy, and Education. New York: NY, Peter Lang Publishing and Mayo, S. (July-December, 2011).