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Claire Sherman
updated: 10/29/2013
website: www.clairesherman.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Tree
Cave V
Dirt
Butte
Cliff II
Hole
Trees
Roots, Dirt, and Snow
Butte
Rock Wall
Tree
Stumps and Twigs
Dirt
Palm Trees
Snow and Trees
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, landscape, nature
 
 
Tree by Claire Sherman
Tree
Oil on Canvas
2012
168 " x  108 " 
Cave V by Claire Sherman
Cave V
Oil on Canvas
2011
72 " x  84 " 
Dirt by Claire Sherman
Dirt
Oil on Canvas
2012
72" x  60" 
Butte by Claire Sherman
Butte
Oil on Canvas
2011
72" x  84" 
Cliff II by Claire Sherman
Cliff II
Oil on Canvas
2011
84" x  66" 
Hole by Claire Sherman
Hole
Mixed Media - Watercolor, Gouache, water soluble crayon and pencil
2012
5.5 " x  6.5 " 
Trees by Claire Sherman
Trees
Xerox transfer and Collage on paper
2012
14 " x  11 " 
Roots, Dirt, and Snow by Claire Sherman
Roots, Dirt, and Snow
Mixed Media - Watercolor, Gouache, water-soluble crayon and pencil
2012
5 " x  4.5 " 
Butte by Claire Sherman
Butte
Xerox Transfer and Collage on Paper
2012
14 " x  11 " 
Rock Wall by Claire Sherman
Rock Wall
Oil on Canvas
2009
108" x  84" 
Tree by Claire Sherman
Tree
Oil on Canvas
2013
96" x  78" 
Stumps and Twigs by Claire Sherman
Stumps and Twigs
Oil on Canvas
2013
78" x  66" 
Dirt by Claire Sherman
Dirt
Oil on Canvas
2013
48" x  42" 
Palm Trees by Claire Sherman
Palm Trees
Oil on Canvas
2011
108" x  84" 
Snow and Trees by Claire Sherman
Snow and Trees
Oil on Canvas
2010
90" x  78" 

Artist Statement
 I address variations on tragedy, romanticism, and ambivalence throughout my work. I hope to propel the viewer into a claustrophobic and unstable world through a perspective that shimmies between representation and abstraction.  The situations can be familiar, even as banal as those one might glance at as they drive by in a car, but certainly not intimate.  The landscapes in the paintings reference idealistic visions of the sublime, but become less known and defined than that genre might imply. The locations might be anywhere or anything: tropical, arctic, lunar, or mundane.  Yet, despite the curiosity this variety implies, stifling emptiness pervades each unraveling environment in the work.  The medley of imagery presented eliminates the need to identify the actual place – these are not paintings that seek to portray a specific view or experience.  They address the ubiquity of imagery we associate with the genre of landscape, nullifying a sense of particularity.  The paintings and drawings become their own locations.

Artist Bio / CV

MFA The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

BA The University of Pennsylvania

EXHIBITIONS 
Solo

2011 Palms Wild, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2009  DCKT Gallery, NY

Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London

Hof and Huyser Gallery, Amsterdam.

2008  Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago; Aurobora Press, San Francisco.

2007  Kavi Gupta Gallery,Chicago; Houldsworth Gallery, London.

Group Exhibitions

2013 La Mama Galleria, Rema Hort Mann Foundation.

2012  Contemporary Jewish Museum; Gallery Seomi; Aurobora

2011  New Gallery, Innsbruck, Austria;  University of Arkansa; University of Pennsylvania

2010  Baer Ridgway; Grand Rapids Art Museum

2009 College of DuPage

2008  Neuberger Museum of Art; Western Exhibitions;  Kavi Gupta Gallery, Leipzig.

2007 Samson Projects; Gregory Lind Gallery; Galleria Glance

2006 Moreover:Practicing Representation and Abstraction, Beverly Art Center, Chicago.

2005 Bodybuilder and Sportsman Gallery; Slow Down:Contemporary Abstraction from Chicago, UT Tyler


COLLECTIONS

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art,Kansas; Martin Margulies,The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse; UBS Bank Collection; Harris Bank.

PRESS

2012 Chicago Tribune, Warholian

2011 Art Ltd, Art Agenda,  Huffington Post, New City, Chicago Tribune

2009:  Re-title.com, Artinfo.com, Beautiful/Decay Magazine.com, The L Magazine.

2008:  New City, Centerstage Chicago, New City, Flavorpill Chicago, Time Out Chicago, The New York Times,The Chicago Tribune, The Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Painting and Sculpture.

2007:  Time Out Chicago,Chicago Tribune, The Sunday Times,The New York Times,Flash Art, New American Painting.


RESIDENCIES

2012/13 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Workspace

2011 Yaddo

2009 Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation,The Space Program

2008 Aurobora Press

2007 MacDowell Colony

2006 Terra Foundation for American Art