Claire Sherman

Born 1981, Oberlin, OH
Lives in New York City

Claire Sherman, a painter, made her first lithographs, Tree and Water and Underbrush, at Shark’s in May 2018.

Her paintings and prints propel the viewer into a claustrophobic and unstable world through a perspective that shimmies between representation and abstraction. Her works reference idealistic visions of the sublime, while the medley of imagery presented eliminates the need to identify the actual places – these works do not 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.

Claire Sherman is an Associate Professor at Drew University in New Jersey. She has completed residencies at the Terra Foundation for American Art, the MacDowell Colony, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Yaddo, The Albers Foundation, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at DC Moore Gallery, NY; Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago; KMAC Museum, Louisville; Houldsworth Gallery, London; and Hof and Huyser Gallery, Amsterdam. Sherman’s work is in the UBS Art Collection in London and the United States, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, KMAC Museum, and the Margulies Collection.