Terron Cooper Sorrells

Region: Midwest

 Sorrells has been surrounded by Western culture and ideologies for most of his life. He makes work that is meant to establish spaces for Black narratives in fine art institutions. Using oil paint and drawing in his extensive studies of American history, he creates work with a loving touch that is enriching and intricate. Sorrells is absorbed by the idea of spreading African American culture through his art, focusing on dramatic yet intimate and vulnerable scenes.

Because of the large scale of Sorrells’s work, the engaged viewer can easily become immersed in it. He believes that this ability to pull people in offers them a chance to escape and interact intently with the characters within the work.