Cindy Sherman (American, b. 1954) is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential artists in contemporary art. Throughout her career, she has presented a sustained, eloquent, and provocative exploration of the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of representation, drawn from the unlimited supply of images from movies, TV, magazines, the Internet, and art history. Working as her own model for more than 30 years, Sherman has captured herself in a range of guises and personas which are at turns amusing and disturbing, distasteful and affecting. To create her photographs, she assumes multiple roles of photographer, model, makeup artist, hairdresser, stylist, and wardrobe mistress. With an arsenal of wigs, costumes, makeup, prosthetics, and props, Sherman has deftly altered her physique and surroundings to create a myriad of intriguing tableaus and characters, from screen siren to clown to aging socialite.

Cindy Sherman
Cindy Sherman
Glen Ridge, New Jersey, 1954

Current Exhibitions

The Non Community


26 Oct — 27 Jan
Selected works by both Spanish and foreign artists develop in this exhibition an investigation focused on loneliness, offering original lectures about it under different point of view. “The NON Community” is organised in...

The Moment is Eternity – Works from the Olbricht Collection

me Collectors Room Berlin Stiftung Olbricht

26 Sep — 01 Apr
The Moment is Eternity features selected works, around 300 by 60 different artists, from the Olbricht Collection, showing them in dialogue with other artworks from the collection and artefacts from the Wunderkammer. The...

Past Exhibitions

True Stories: A Show Related to an Era – The Eighties

Galerie Max Hetzler, Goethestraße
14/09/2018 — 27/10/2018

Collection David H. Brolliet, Geneva

Fondation Fernet Branca
27/05/2018 — 30/09/2018

Women House

Monnaie de Paris
20/10/2017 — 28/01/2018

You Are Looking at Something That Never Occurred

Zabludowicz Collection
30/03/2017 — 09/07/2017

Punto de Partida

Fundación Banco Santander
21/02/2017 — 11/06/2017

Solo Shows

Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Cindy Sherman

The Broad, Los Angeles, Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life

me Collectors Room, Berlin, Cindy Sherman – Works from the Olbricht Collection

Gagosian, Paris, Cindy Sherman

Group Shows

Elgiz Museum, Istanbul, IN FACT
Alpha 137 Gallery, Women Artists
Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York, Red Online
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, This Is Not a Selfie: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection
Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York, Icons Online
Rubber Factory, New York, Women in Colour
Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York, Pop Masterworks on Paper
Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York, Miniatures by Master Artists
Alpha 137 Gallery, Rare, Collectible and Historic Modern & Contemporary Art Posters
Vivian Horan Fine Art, Online, Faces (plus)
Alpha 137 Gallery, Rare Art Historical Ephemera from our private collection
Saatchi Gallery, London, From Selfie to Self-Expression
Mirat Projects, Madrid, American Cool
Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, Feminist Feminine

Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, Artists Choose Artists
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington, Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker
MCA Chicago, Chicago, Witness
Swiss Institute, New York, FADE IN: INT. ART GALLERY – DAY
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Illumination – New Contemporary Art at Louisiana

Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, The Permanent Collection: Connections and Context
The Broad, Los Angeles, The Inaugural Installation
Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Von Bildern. Strategien der Aneignung
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, America is Hard to See
Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York, Black or White

The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, Disturbing Innocence
MCA Chicago, Chicago, Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo
Museum of Arts and Design, Re: Collection
Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., Photography

Light Work, Syracuse, 40 Artists / 40 Years: Selections from the Light Work Collection

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Glen Ridge, New Jersey Country of birth: USA Date of birth: 1954 Lives in: New York, USA