Cindy Sherman

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Cindy Sherman
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Sherman in 2016
Cynthia Morris Sherman

(1954-01-19) January 19, 1954 (age 69)
EducationBuffalo State College
Known forPhotographic self-portraits
Notable work
Untitled#96, Untitled#153, Complete Untitled Film Stills, 1977–1980
Michel Auder
(m. 1984; div. 1999)

Honorary doctorate degree from the Royal College of Art, London.[2]

Cynthia Morris Sherman (born January 19, 1954) is an American artist and photographer. Her work is mainly about photographic self-portraits.

Works[change | change source]

Her first famous work is often said to be the collected "Untitled Film Stills". The Untitled Film Stills is a series of 70 black-and-white photographs of herself doing typical women roles in performance media. In the 1980s, she used color film and large prints. She focused more on costume, lighting and facial expression.

Honors[change | change source]

Sherman was given the MacArthur Fellowship in 1995.[1] She was given an honorary doctorate degree from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2013.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sherman, Cindy. "MacArthur Fellows Program". MacArthur Foundation. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Honorary Doctors Archived August 14, 2013, at the Wayback Machine Royal College of Art, London