Sheridan Tucker Anderson is a Chicago based curator, art historian and arts advocate. She has curated exhibitions at the School of the Art institute of Chicago, the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Artists Coalition, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, as well as supported exhibitions at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Anderson served as Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, where she worked to diversify the museum’s collection and served as research assistant for several exhibitions, including but not limited to the Terra Foundation for American Art funded exhibition The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity and Politics. Anderson has served as Curatorial Research Assistant at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts; there she supported The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts funded project The Ties that Bind Waves of Pan- Africanism in Contemporary Art and Society.
Anderson has been awarded several fellowships including the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Curatorial Fellowship and the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellowship at the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been selected for Chicago Artists Coalition’s HATCH Residency where she served as Curatorial Resident. Anderson is a member of the Equity and Museum Practice Advisory Committee at the Art Institute of Chicago and a member of the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s Museum Council. Recent publications include: The Diasporic as a Site of Memory: Self Identity and Commemoration in the Work of Zohra Opoku (2019), The Ancient and the Recent: Kudzani Chiurai's We Live in Silence (2018), Bordering the Imaginary: Ralph Arnold, Napoleon Bonaparte, and “The Hawaii Days” Series (2018). Recent exhibitions include The Poetics of Relation and In Their Own Form: Contemporary Photography + Afrofuturism. She holds a BA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MA in Art History from the University of Chicago.
Currently, Anderson serves as Assistant Director of Gallery 400 at University of Illinois at Chicago, where she manages Gallery 400’s administrative functions, working closely with the director to implement Gallery 400’s mission to support and present contemporary art and programming that prioritize interpretative reflection, critical inquiry and sustainable community partnerships.