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Sharela May Bonfield

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Sharela May Bonfield (born 1988, Kingston, Jamaica) is a Brooklyn based artist that uses textile and fiber art as tools to explore race in America by examining popular culture, history, music and tradition.

As a artist teacher, Sharela believes in fostering a nurturing classroom environment. Sharela encourages students to explore while providing the conceptual and technical skills needed to produce, understand, and talk about art.

Sharela structures her classes in a manner that encourages dialogue in the context of teaching students art history as well as necessary formal and critical skills.