Cindy Sherman

BirthplaceGlen Ridge, NJ
CitizenshipUnited States
Cultural HeritageEuropean-American




Although Cindy Sherman's photographs cannot be classified as self portraits she is the one and only model in all of her pictures. Using the styles, conventions and costumes of the 50's and 60's, Sherman asks us to examine the stereotypes that we live or have lived, not by denouncing but by exploring the role the female has played in our society.

Sherman has exhibited her work extensively, most recently in a One Person Exhibition at Metro Pictures. She received an NEA fellowship in 1978 and participated in our Artist-in-Residence program in 1981.