Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman



Cindy Sherman assumes the roles of photographer, model, makeup artist, hairdresser, and stylist to create her eloquent and provocative photographs. Playing a myriad of characters for the camera, Sherman invents personas and tableaus that examine the construction of identity, the nature of representation, and the artifice of photography. Considered one of the most influential artists of her generation, she came to prominence in the late 1970s with a group of artists known as the Pictures Generation. Her 2012 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, traveled to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Dallas Museum of Art. Sherman has participated in four Venice Biennales, co-curating a section at the 55th exhibition. Additionally, her work has been included in five iterations of the Whitney Biennial, two Biennales of Sydney, and the 1983 Documenta. She has been the recipient of the Praemium Imperiale, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.


Photo Credit: Vogel


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