Growing up in France and Puerto Rico, and being raised in a trilingual multicultural family, innately opened Cheryl Eve Acosta’s perspective on diversity and communication, all the while inspiring her creative expression. The French/Caribbean native holds an MFA in Jewelry & Metals from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and is a full-time artist based in the Kansas City Crossroads where she creates both stand-alone custom art pieces and wearable jewels inspired by marine life.
Her national and international representation includes the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Museum of Women in D.C, and the Cheongju International Craft Biennale in South Korea. Cheryl Eve’s custom designs involve jewelry created for Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to currently designing and fabricating a ten-foot donor wall art installation for KC University Health’s NICU in honor of those making a difference.
For Cheryl, the IRC matters because it promotes global conversations, further enriching Kansas City’s culture by providing its community with international resources and the education to continue growing in this interconnected era. Diversity drives creativity and innovation, a pivotal force as we face the future climate of our planet.