Artist

Cindy Sherman

Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, 1954 and lives in New York, USA

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.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
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Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Lotte Laserstein, Frida Kahlo, Alice Neel, Marlene Dumas, Cindy Sherman, Elizabeth Peyton
19 Sep 2021 - 02 Jan 2022
Fondation Beyeler
Basel
Exhibitions
Cindy Sherman
The first time the 2019 series by the artist is on view outside the United States
20 Nov 2020 - 13 Feb 2021
Sprüth Magers Berlin
Berlin
Exhibitions
Cindy Sherman: A Retrospective (1975–2020)
A major retrospective dedicated to the American artist
23 Sep 2020 - 03 Jan 2021
Fondation Louis Vuitton
Paris
Art Spaces
Gagosian Geneva
Galleries in Geneva
Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong
Galleries in Hong Kong
Hauser & Wirth London
Galleries in London
Skarstedt London
Galleries in London
Sprüth Magers London
Galleries in London
Studio Guenzani
Galleries in Milan
Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea
Galleries in Milan
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