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Cindy Sherman Hon RA (b. 1954)

Born in 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Cindy Sherman is counted among the most influential artists of the last half-century. Upon graduating from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1976, Sherman moved to New York City where she began making the seminal photo series Untitled Film Stills. She has gone on to photograph and cast herself in various roles through her masterful use of costume, setting and pose.

In 2011, a retrospective of Sherman’s work was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue, the exhibition traveled to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and the Dallas Museum of Art. A selective exhibition organized by the Moderna Museet, Stockholm and the Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo opened in 2013 before traveling to Kunsthaus Zürich the following year. In 2011, Hatje Cantz in cooperation with the Sammlung Verbund, Vienna, published a catalogue raisonné of formative early works produced by Sherman between 1975 and 1977. In “The Encyclopedic Palace: the 55th Venice Biennale” Sherman, together with Massimiliano Gioni, organized a special curatorial project at the center of the 2013 biennale.


Honorary RA

Born: 1954 in Glen Ridge, Essex County, New Jersey, United States

Elected Hon RA: 16 March 2010

Gender: Female

Preferred media: Photography

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