Cindy Sherman (US)

Image: Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still, 1980. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. © Cindy Sherman.

Born 1954, Glen Ridge, U.S.
Lives and works New York, U.S.

Cindy Sherman, in full Cynthia Morris Sherman, is an American photographer known for her images—particularly her elaborately “disguised” self-portraits—that comment on social role-playing and sexual stereotypes.

Her breakthrough work is often considered to be the collected “Untitled Film Stills”, a series of 70 black-and-white photographs of herself evoking typical women roles in performance media (especially arthouse films and popular B-movies). In the 1980s, she used color film and large prints, and focused more on costume, lighting and facial expression.

Sherman was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship in 1995. She received an honorary doctorate degree from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2013.

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