Bio: Cindy Sherman, alumnae of SUNY College at Buffalo, is an emblem of Post-Modern art. She has worked at the alternative gallery Artists’ Space, where she simultaneously developed her series of Untitled Film Stills. Her 1982 series of centerfolds brought her international acclaim and subsequent series included takeoffs on fairy tales, fashion, pornography, old-master paintings and horror movies. In 1996, the Museum of Modern Art purchased a complete set of 69 photos from the Untitled Film Stills, the same year that she directed her film The Office Killer. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a MacArthur Foundation grant and a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Currently she is at work on a series of clown portraits.
Statement: Sherman’s use of self-portraits reveals her secret ambitions, dreams, fantasies, and hopes within the framework of a media saturated society.