Profile:
Sherrill Roland has recently completed his MFA at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His inspiration for creating art derived from recent experiences with social and criminal injustice. His artwork is socially engaging, invites community participation and collaboration, and works to increase awareness around the flaws in our justice system.

Skills:
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, After Effects HTML, CSS
Cinema 4D
Final Cut Studio Pro
Mac and PC fluency

Education:
Master of Fine Arts 2017 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
Bachelor of Fine Arts 2009 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
Exchange Program 2008 Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester, UK

Upcoming Panel discussions, Lectures and Performances:
2017 “The Jumpsuit Project,” 
Brooklyn Public Library (Central Branch), New York, NY.
2017 “The Jumpsuit Project,”
The Oakland Book Festival Festival: Equality/Inequality, Oakland City Hall, Oakland, CA.
2017 “ Open Engagement 2017 –– JUSTICE!,” University Illinois of Chicago, Chicago, Il.
2017 Grant Panelist, Project Support Grant Program, ArtsGreensboro, Greensboro, NC
2017 “ The Jumpsuit Project,” Dudley High School, Greensboro, NC
2017 Honors College: Art in Response to War, 
UNCG, Greensboro, NC
2017 Honors College: The Making of the African Diaspora, UNCG, Greensboro, NC
2017 “Art, Activism, Race & the Law: A Discussion,” Nasher Museum, Durham, NC
2017 Local Effects: Community Conversation on Mass Incarceration, North Carolina A&T, Greensboro, NC
2017 Real Talk: The Jumpsuit Project, 
Guilford Technical Community College, Greensboro, NC
2017 Government & Justice Studies: Wrongful Convictions, 
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
2017 Sociology 317: Criminal Justice class, 
UNCG, Greensboro, NC
2017 Conversation Series Program, an on-going lecture series hosted by MFA Art and Social Practice,
Portland institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
2017 “Free Press” Protest Print Party,
Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
2017 Greensboro Picnic 2017 (Partners In City, Neighbors In Community),
Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC
2017 “ CAA 105th Annual Conference,” New York Hilton Midtown, New York City, New York

2017 WUNC’s The State of Things, American Tobacco Campus, Durham, NC
2016 States of Incarceration Exhibition, International Civil Rights & Arts Museum, Greensboro, NC
2016 Talk by Historian Heather Ann Thompson, International Civil Rights & Arts Museum, Greensboro, NC
2016 The Jumpsuit Project Visitation (November), Elliot University Center, UNCG, Greensboro, NC

2016 Mass Story Lab: Life After Lock-Up, International Civil Rights & Arts Museum, Greensboro, NC
2016 States of Incarceration Art Incubator, Greensboro Project Space, Greensboro, NC
2016 Philosophy 322: Philosophy of Art class, UNCG, Greensboro, NC
2016 Sociology 225 (Race, Class & Gender), UNCG, Greensboro, NC
2016 Elsewhere’s 3rd quadrennial Elections Return Spectacular, Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC
2016 Art 503: Perspectives in Contemporary Art, UNCG, Greensboro, NC
2016 Honors College: Intro to Cultural Anthropology, UNCG, Greensboro, NC
2016 Honors College: Art in Response to War, UNCG, Greensboro, NC
2016 Art 447: New Media & Design Capstone, UNCG, Greensboro, NC
2016 Panelist, Object Lessons: The Role of The Object in Socially Engaged Art, SECAC, Roanoke, VA

Articles:
2017 “A Wrongfully Incarcerated Artist Discusses Prison at the Brooklyn Public Library” HYPERALLERGIC / Events,
Hyperallergic.com
2017 “Wrongfully Incarcerated Artist Finished Grad School Wearing An Orange Jumpsuit”,” 
Yahoo.com
2017 “Wrongfully Incarcerated Artist Finished Grad School Wearing An Orange Jumpsuit” The Huffington Post / Arts and Culture, The Huffington Post.com
2017 “The Syllabus/ An update on the Jumpsuit Project,” News and Record / Blog, 
Greensboro, NC
2017 “Break The Chain: America imprisons more of its population than any other nation why?” UNCG Research Magazine, 
Greensboro, NC
2017 “The Jumpsuit Project: Turning Stigma into Socially Engaged Art” Mass Story Lab, Greensboro, NC
2017 “Sherrill Roland” Her Campus, UNCG,
Greensboro, DC
2017 “
Jumpsuit Project Visits Guilford” Guilford’s Hand/Eye, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
2016 “UNCG grad student sheds light on going to jail with jumpsuit” The Washington Times,
Washington, DC
2016 “UNCG grad student sheds light on going to jail with jumpsuit” The Charlotte Observer
, Charlotte, NC
2016 “UNCG grad student’s orange jumpsuit meant to call attention to incarceration” Winston- Salem Journal, Winston- Salem, NC
2016 “The Jumpsuit Project: UNCG grad student calls attention to incarceration” News and Record, Greensboro, NC

2016 “Sherrill Roland’s Wrongful Conviction Drives his Art” Yes! weekly, Greensboro, NC
2016 “Sherrill Roland: The Jumpsuit Project” Carolinian, Greensboro, NC

Related experience:
2017 Project Asst., Greetings From Tampa Bay,
Sheryl Oring, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa Bay, Florida
2016 Project Asst., I Wish to Say, Sheryl Oring, Bryant Park, New York, New York
2016 Project Asst., I Wish to Say, Sheryl Oring, Creative Time Summit, Lincoln Theater, Washington, DC
2008 Gallery Invigilator, Cube Gallery, Manchester UK
2008 Between the Lines Design, Art & Technology Symposium, Gatewood Gallery, UNCG, Greensboro, NC
2008 Lowenstein Exhibition, Elon Law Library, Elon University, Burlington, NC
2008 Corradi Publication, UNCG, Greensboro, NC
2007 Juried Design Exhibition, Gatewood Gallery, UNCG, Greensboro, NC
2007 Lowenstein Exhibition, Gatewood Gallery, UNCG, Greensboro, NC

Scholarships and assistantships:
2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award,
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
2017 Winner of the Greensboro Picnic 2017 (Partners In City, Neighbors In Community), Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC
2017 Teaching Assistantship
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
2017 Helen A. Thrush Scholarship
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
2016 Teaching Assistantship
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
2016 Helen A. Thrush Scholarship University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
2012 Teaching Assistantship University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC