Artist Programs Manager, Professional Development
As the Artist Programs Manager, Professional Development at the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Shervone Neckles-Ortiz manages both the Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) Program and the Professional Development Program. At the Foundation, Neckles-Ortiz has developed a suite of resources such as publications, audio guides, and archived public talks for Fellows, alumni, artists, and other arts professionals for long term planning and preservation of artworks and careers. Previously, she worked as an arts educator, art education consultant, professor, and department chair for Pratt Institute and the NYC Department of Education.
As an interdisciplinary artist, Neckles-Ortiz uses repurposed materials and Afro-Caribbean sensibilities to retell histories and mythologies. Her work has been shown nationally in venues including Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY; Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ; For Colored Girls Museum, Philadelphia, PA; and Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn, NY as well as internationally in places like India, Australia, and Italy. In 2019, she was featured as part of the Venice Biennale's Grenada Pavilion.
She has also participated in residencies such as the Youlou Arts Foundation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, WI; Dieu Donné Workspace Residency, NY; Wave Hill, NY; Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, FL; The Elizabeth Foundation's SHIFT Program, NY; The Center for Book Arts, NY; The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME, among others. She has been awarded by The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Queens Council on the Arts, Foundation for Contemporary Art, and Joan Mitchell Foundation. Her work has been written about in publications including Artnet, Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, and New York Times. Her work can be seen at shervoneneckles.com.