Sherly Torres, Resident Artist Mentor in Painting & Drawing and MET Art Academy Instructor

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Rhode Island, Sherly Torres emerged as a local painter and as an art history and museum enthusiast. Her past works used to center around cultural dissociation represented as cubist-like childhood memories and architecture. Presently, she intends to artistically explore the psychology of ADHD and its role within the Latinx culture and her own perspective on it. After graduating from Rhode Island College with a BFA in painting, she decided to take a step back from pursuing a graduate degree and concentrated on youth development and art-making within her community. She collaborates with organizations such as the RISD Museum, New Urban Arts, and the Rhode Island Historical Society. Currently she is an AMIA Pathways Fellow, NUA mentor and program coordinator, and a museum educator. 
When not at work most likely you’ll find her at a theater near you; she loves the cinema! She’s a self-proclaimed foodie, coin collector, and loves anything nostalgic and everything pop culture.