Cheddie Sookrah is an elected member of the Society of
Canadian Artists, the Ontario Society of Artists and the
Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario.
He was born in 1956 in Guyana, South America and attended
Queen’s College where he won the school Art Prize
in 1971. At age 16 he took employment as a designer/illustrator/art
director at Ace Advertisers in Georgetown. On immigrating
to Canada in 1974, he attended The Ontario College of
Art, George Brown College and Ryerson University in their
part-time continuing education programs.
An active member of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto,
Andrew Cheddie Sookrah has served several terms on their
Art Committee. He is currently the convenor of the Sunday
Figurative Painting Sessions at the Club.
Andrew Cheddie Sookrah has displayed his work at the
Outdoor Art Show at City Hall, Distillery District Art
Shows, and group shows with Arts Scarborough. He has been
included in many juried group shows at the Arts And Letters
Club of Toronto. In 2004 he staged his first solo show
of figurative work at the Club – Interviews From
The Third Floor – Various Positions. His work has
been included in two juried shows put on by the SCA, the
38th Annual in Montreal and the Spring Show at the Art
Gallery of Northumberland in Coburg. In 2005, his second
solo show, Parallel States Of Being, was staged at The
Lodge on Amherst Island. In 2006 Andrew participated in
the Annual Queen West Art Crawl at the Gladstone Hotel
as well as Arctic Quest 06 group shows at the Win Henstock
Gallery, the Georgina Art Gallery, the Gallery on the
Grand in Waterloo Ontario, and the Linkway Gallery at
the TD Centre in Toronto. 2006 also included two solo
exhibitions, the Lawless Gallery in Grafton and the Engine
Room Creative Gallery.
He is currently the owner and creative director of Engine
Room Creative, a creative and design development studio
His work is currently in Corporate and Private Collections
in Canada and the US.