Cherie Saleeby has a long career in sculpture, beginning in Italy, carving marble. The journey has lead to larger scale projects in Art in Public Places and installations. She enticed by non-conventional materials.
Saleeby was awarded the Duane Hanson Allied Artist Award , to assist with an Art in Public Places Commission for artist team of Harries & Heder , working on a park in Miramar, Florida. Her responsibilities were to oversee the construction of a stone amphitheater along with other artistic features. Two of her original seating sculptures in massive coral rock, can be seen in the park.
She was selected for a fellowship with French artist, Bernar Venet, at the Atlantic Center for Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL. She has combined her sculptures and paintings, collaborating with fellow artists at the center, in music and poetry, creating a Video, Carrie Aude, The Lady and Fairy of Tar. The work entitled “Dynamism” was presented at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. Her solo exhibition of the Venus Works, graced the opening of the Coral Springs Museum of Art in Florida.
Saleeby’s work has been featured in The Fort Lauderdale Cultural Quarterly, American Arts and Palm Beach Illustrated. Collectors range from English rock and roll celebrities to politicians.
Saleeby lives with her family in South Florida and continues to work in her studio in Sanibel, Florida and as an Artist in Residence at Arts Warehouse, Delray Beach, Florida.