Accra Shepp

Artadia Awardee

Accra Shepp, born in 1962 in New York City, is based in Queens. Shepp has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the US and abroad, and his work can be found in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The New York Public Library, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Spencer Museum of Kansas University, the Walther Collection, Wellesley College, The Art Museum-Princeton University and the Museum of the City of New York and the Museum of the City of New York, as well as in numerous books and publications. He has received a fellowship at Princeton University through the Atelier program, an Artadia grant, a Senior Fulbright Fellowship in Indonesia, two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, a residency at Civitella Ranieri, Umbria, Italy, a grant from the Greenwall Foundation and a residency at Light Work, Syracuse, NY. Shepp earned a Master’s Degree in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU with a concentration in conservation of art and a B.A. in Art History and Studio Art from Princeton University.