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

22 Aug — 14 Oct
DRAG: Self-portraits and Body Politics collects works by more than 30 artists who have used drag as subjects to explore or question identity, gender, class and politics, from the 1960s to the present day. The exhibition merges...

Collection David H. Brolliet, Geneva

Fondation Fernet Branca

27 May — 30 Sep
The Fondation Fernet Branca presents an exhibition of the collection of David Brolliet, collector from Geneva who for the past forty years has been passionately committed to contemporary art. Known for his political commitment, David produces...

Upcoming Exhibitions

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

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

The Moment is Eternity – Works from the Olbricht Collection

me Collectors Room Berlin Stiftung Olbricht
26/09/2018 — 01/04/2019

Past Exhibitions

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

Cindy Sherman Solo Show

Sprüth Magers Berlin
27/01/2017 — 08/04/2017

Out of Order – Works from the Helga de Alvear Collection

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo – Luz
25/06/2016 — 26/09/2016

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