tutor, multimedia artist, writer, filmmaker

Born in Brooklyn, cherry spent much of xyr childhood in Haiti, living in Port-au-Prince until moving to Boston in 2003 and returning to New York after graduating from Harvard in 2013. An economist-turned-leftist-poet-filmmaker, cherry has produced work that has been supported, presented, and distributed by institutions including The Museum of Modern Art, The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and The New York Times. When not spelunking the depths of xyr anarchistic subconscious, cherry helps restless teens master their SATs and ACTs.

…a text I love to teach

Where the Bird Sings Best by Alejandro Jodorowksky. Delirious, mystical, and fervent—just like its author—Where the Bird Sings Best is a whirlwind of family myths, psychospiritual philosophy, and worshipful musings on the nature of art that sweeps its readers—whether book-lovers or not-yet-book-lovers—into a world buffeted by its own rhetorical gusts

…a favorite place I’ve visited


…eight people living or dead I’d invite to my ideal dinner party

Grace Jones, James Baldwin, Egon Schiele, Ludwig van Beethoven, Whitney Houston, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Queen Latifah, Matt Bardin

…something I can’t stop thinking about

How to use film as a direct portal from one un/politicized psyche to another.