Cindy Sherman
Photographer / Filmmaker

Cindy Sherman is an American photographer and filmmaker whose self-portraits offer critiques of gender and identity. What made Sherman famous is the use of her own body in roles or personas in her work, with her seminal series Untitled Film Stills (1977–1980) being particularly important. These black-and-white photographs feature the artist herself as a model in various costumes and poses, and are her portrayals of female stereotypes found in film, television, and advertising. Similar to Barbara Kruger, Sherman examines and distorts femininity as a social construct. Born Cynthia “Cindy” Morris Sherman on January 19, 1954 in Glen Ridge, NJ, the artist abandoned painting for photography while attending the State University of New York at Buffalo, and in 1976, moved to New York City to pursue a career as a photographer. In addition to the Untitled Film Stills series, she has continued to explore women as subject matter, often donning elaborate disguises in large-scale color photographs, throughout her career. While her practice has grouped her with the Pictures Generation, along with artists such as Sherrie Levine and Robert Longo, her distinctive blend of performance and photography stands alone. Her work has been the subject of many museum exhibitions, including those at The Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Sherman lives and works in New York, NY.


American Art 1961–2001
Walker Art Center Collections
The exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of over 80 works by 53 artists exhibited in Florence through a...
I’m Yours
Encounters with Art in Our Times
The events of this year have brought the world to a halt, affecting commerce and security, putting our own...
New Year / 2020
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Promethean fire, water from Sisyphus. Let us remember this day. As Hegel tells us, the world's history is not...
Masters of Photography 2019
Nov 20 – Dec 20, 2019
The 4th edition of Huxley-Parlour Gallery’s annual exhibition Masters of Photography will include over 30 masterworks by leading international...
Twilight Zone
Sep 7, 2019 – Jan 12, 2020
"It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between...
Visions of the Other America
Independence Day
America has always been considered as something of a contradiction. With eyes now already towards the midterms and the...
Being Modern: MoMA in Paris
Oct 11, 2017 – Mar 5, 2018
The Museum of Modern Art and Fondation Louis Vuitton announce the first exhibition in France to present MoMA's unparalleled...
We Are Here / MCA Chicago
Aug 19, 2017 – Apr 1, 2018
In honor of the MCA’s 50th anniversary, the museum presents We Are Here, a major three-part exhibition drawn from...
Alex Prager: Silver Lake Drive
Jun 15 – Oct 14, 2018
Tracing Prager’s remarkably rich career over the last ten years, the exhibition covers over 40 works, including her trademark,...
Proceed to the Route / Tania Franco Klein
Almanaque / Material Art Fair
The color is red and the woman is ready. The color is blue and the phone is ringing. The...