CLAIRE SHERMAN

Born 1981 in Oberlin, Ohio

Lives and works in Guttenberg, NJ

EDUCATION
2005
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL M.F.A., Painting and Drawing Department
Graduate Fellowship, SAIC, 2005

2003
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
B.A., Major in Fine Arts with a minor in Art History
Summa Cum Laude, Dean’s List each year
University Scholar, elected in 2001 and continuing through 2003



SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019
New Pangaea, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY. Catalogue with essay by Melissa Messina

2017
Fern Canyon, KMAC Museum, Louisville, KY


2016
West Ridge, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY. Catalogue with essay by Michelle Grabner Claire Sherman, Mitsui Fudosan America, 527 Madison Ave., New York, NY

2015
Funeral Mountain, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL


2014
Sempervirens, DC Moore Gallery. Catalogue with essay by Joe Fyfe


2013
Sequoiadendron Giganteum, The Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2011
Palms Wild, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL


2010
Drawings, Hartmann Gallery, Bradley University Galleries, Peoria, IL


2009
DCKT Gallery, New York, NY
Downward, Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
Galerie Hof and Huyser, Amsterdam, NL

2008
Brink, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA


2007
Slow Pan, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK Knox College, Galesburg, IL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020
The Bottomlessness of a Pond:Transcendentalism, Nature, and Spirit, Sun Valley Museum of Art, Ketchum, ID.
Happy Agitation, Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME

2019
Certain Women, Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art, Houston, TX
Arboreal, Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, Curated by Margo Ann Crutchfield

2018
Line Up, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY

2017
American Genre:Contemporary Painting, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Curated by Michelle Grabner
Paper, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
Accordion Space, Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts at Union College, Schenectady, NY, Curated by Laini Nemett
Out of View, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO

2016
Luscious, Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT
Group Show, Suburban Riverwest, Milwaukee, WI
DAYADAHAHA, BEEFHAUS, Fort Worth, TX

2015
Chrome Green, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
Atmosphere, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
(un)real, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Living Threads, New York Studio School, New York, NY
Stair-Gazing, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Painterly Perspectives, Williams Gallery at Lafayette College, Easton, PA

2013
Woods, Lovely, Dark, and Deep, DC Moore Gallery, NY Seven Borders, The Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
Half*Life Apartment Show, Brooklyn, NY
This Land, Salisbury University, MD

Girls Just Want to Have Funds, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, La Mama Galleria, NY

2012
Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
2-Person Show, Aurobora, San Francisco, CA

Living in Art and Design, Gallery Seomi, Seoul, Korea
Small Punch Biopsy, Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA
Tenses of Landscape, University of Arkansas

2011
Personal Tempest, UH Galleries, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK; The New Gallery, Innsbruck, Austria. Curated by Tereza Kotyk
Summer, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL

Free Range, Painting and the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, PA

2010
It’s My World, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
Girls Just Want to Have Funds, P.P.O.W Gallery, New York, NY
Ox-Bow, Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI
Knox College Faculty Drawing Show, Ford Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Galesburg, IL

2009
On Paper, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, IL


2008
Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
Several Landscapes, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
Wintergarten, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Leipzig, Germany
Gallery Group Show, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007
…A Landscape Show., Samson Projects, Boston, MA
A Serious Paradise, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Patricia Maloney
Somewhere over the Rainbow, Galleria Glance, Turin, Italy


2006
Moreover: Practicing Representation and Abstraction. The Beverly Art Center, Chicago.
Curated by Michelle Grabner
Summer Group Show, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL


2005
Bodybuilder and Sportsman Gallery Summer Group Show, Chicago, IL
Slow Down: Contemporary Abstraction from Chicago. Curated by Howard Fonda and Matthew Rich at the University of Texas at Tyler
Group Show, Gallery 2, September-October. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Group Show, Gallery 2, May – June. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
MFA Thesis Show, Gallery 2
Nippon Steel, Chicago, IL


2004
Emerging Illinois Artists, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
Juror: Staci Boris, Associate Curator, MCA, Chicago Group Show, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
Group Show, Gallery 2, September-October. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Stray Show, General Store Booth, Chicago, IL


2003
Senior Thesis Show, University of Pennsylvania, Addams Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania Juried Fox Gallery Show, Philadelphia, PA

2002
Vermont Studio Center Gallery Group Show, Johnson, VT


2001
University of Pennsylvania Juried Fox Gallery Show, Philadelphia, PA

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, RESIDENCIES
2019
New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Artist Fellowship Award in Painting

2017
Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Residency, CT

2012-13
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Workspace Residency, NY, NY

2013
Drew University Faculty Travel Grant and Faculty Research Grant

2012
Aurobora, San Francisco, CA
Drew University Faculty Travel Grant and Faculty Research Grant

2011
Yaddo residency, Saratoga Springs, NY. (Philip Guston and Musa McKim Sponsored Residency)

2009-10
Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, The Space Program, Brooklyn, NY

2009
Knox College Summer Faculty Research Grant

2008
Aurobora Press, San Franscisco, CA

Knox College Summer Faculty Research Grant

2007
MacDowell Colony, MacDowell Colony Travel Grant, Funded by the MacArthur Foundation

2006
Terra Foundation for American Art Summer Residency, Giverny, France

2005
Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Honorable Mention, Chicago, IL

2004
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2003
Rose Undergraduate Research Award, University of Pennsylvania Senior Thesis Research Award, University of Pennsylvania

2002
Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship, Johnson, VT

2001-2003
Awarded University Scholars’ Summer Research Grants

COLLECTIONS
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
KMAC Museum, Louisville, KY

The UBS Art Collection, London

The UBS Art Collection, United States
The Margulies Collection, Miami

Mercer Corporation, Chicago

Harris Bank, Chicago

The Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua
University Hospitals, Cleveland
Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association
American Association of Medical Colleges
Williams College Museum of Art

The Federal Reserve
Art in Embassies, U.S. Department of State
Memorial Sloan Kettering

Numerous Private Collections



PRESS
2020
Portland Phoenix, Art Seen: ‘Happy Agitation’ at Able Baker Contemporary in Portland, Edgar Allen Beem, February 5th

2019
Harper’s Magazine, 4 paintings reproduced, P. 23, May 2019
Hyperallergic, Claire Sherman’s Leafy Canvases, Louis Bury, March 30th
Artnet News, Editor’s Picks: 18 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art world This Week, Nan Stewart, March 25th
Artnet News, Editor’s Picks: 18 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art world This Week, Pac Pobric, March 11th

2017
Harper’s Magazine, 2 paintings reproduced, P. 20, November 2017
Westword, Robischon Gallery Has Another Winner with Out of View, Michael Paglia, June 6th
Booooooom, Artist Spotlight: Claire Sherman, March 28th
WMWhitehot Magazine, Dallas Art Fair vs. SP-Arte: Texas tackles Brazil, Paul Laster, April
Courier Journal, KMAC Exhibit Gives Lush View of Landscapes, Elizabeth Kramer, March 22nd
Artnet News, Searching for Meaning (aka Art Trends) at the 2017 Armory Show, Ben Davis, March 2nd

2016
The New Yorker, Goings on About Town: Claire Sherman, October 24th
The Paris Review, Look: West Ridge, Dan Piepenbring, October 18th
Art Ltd., Top Ten 2015: Chicago, James Yood, January 14th

2015
Architectural Digest, Jeffrey Bilhuber Gives this Seattle Home a Stylish Makeover, Peter Haldeman, December 1st
Artspace.com, Michelle Grabner’s Picks from EXPO Chicago, 2015, September, 14th BadatSports, Funeral Mountain: Claire Sherman at Kavi Gupta, Kevin Blake, June 10th Newcity Art, Claire Sherman/Kavi Gupta, Kelly Reaves, June 29th

Chicago Magazine, Five Fantastic Things to Do in Chicago this Week, July 30th

2014
Brooklyn Rail, Claire Sherman, Sempervirens, Sarah Goffstein, October 3rd Hyperallergic Interview, Rob Colvin, February 11th
Gorky’s Granddaughter Video Interview, February
Painter’s Table.com, Claire Sherman Studio Visit, February


2013
ArtFCity.com, Lime Green: Claire Sherman, Corinna Kirsch, December 3rd
Wall Street International, Woods, Lovely, Dark and Deep, June 14th
Artdaily.org, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Presents the 7 Boarders, an Exhibition Mapping Kentucky’s Regional Identity, July 24th
Nashville Scene, Miami, Day 4: Claire Sherman, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Joel Kyack and More, Mary Addison Hackett, December 11th
The Times-Picayune, St.Claude Arts District Gallery Openings Paint a Scene, Sue Strachan, September 19th
Blog@Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Natural Wonder, Mary Wallace
Delmarvanow.com, ‘This Land’ exhibit explores the environment, Ursula Ehrhardt

2012
Chicago Tribune, The art of inspiration – Claire Sherman: It’s all in the experiment, Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, July 7th
NewAmericanPaintings.wordpress.com
Warholian, Do Not Destroy, A Special Exhibition of Trees in Culture and Religion, at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Megan Wolfe, March 12th
Inclusion in exhibition catalog for Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

2011
Art Ltd., Claire Sherman: ‘Palms Wild’ at Kavi Gupta Gallery, James Yood, May
Art Agenda, Claire Sherman’s Palms Wild at Kavi Gutpa, Chicago, Michelle Grabner, April 5
Huffington Post, Body, Landscape, Space: Top Ten Painting Shows in the U.S., Steven Zevitas, March 9th
Huffington Post, Strong Exhibits for a February Spring, Paul Klein, February 19th
MW Capacity, Q & A with Claire Sherman, Chris Lowrance, March 2nd

New City, Chris Miller, March 28th

Chicago Tribune, The Ugly Beauty of Life in a Moment, Lori Waxman, March 4th

2009
ArtInfo.com, Claire Sherman in New York, Amber Vilas, August 13th re-title.com feature, July
Beautiful/Decay, Claire Sherman’s Landscape Paintings, Amir H Fallah, August 14th
The L Magazine, Claire Sherman, July
ArtNet.com, Artists for Sharpe Foundation ‘Space Program’ – Artnet News, W. Robinson, July 21st

2008
Catalogue, The Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Painting and Sculpure. Published by The Martin Z. Margulies Foundation Inc. with a forward by Peter Plagens. Claire Sherman, Weeds II, image reproduction on p. 332
New City, Top 5 of Everything in 2008, Art and Museums: Top 5 Contemporary Art Exhibitions about Nature, Jason Foumberg, December 30th
New City, Review: Claire Sherman/Kavi Gupta Gallery, Rachel Furnari, June 5th.
Centerstage Chicago, Better as a Group, Alicia Eler, July 1st
New City, Summer Camp, Jason Foumberg, July 10th
Flavorpill Chicago, Several Landscapes and 3 Landscapes in the Modern Style, Rachel Adams, July 7th
Time Out Chicago, Several Landscapes, Lauren Weinberg, July 31st
The New York Times, Today’s Landscape, Tomorrow’s Dystopia, Benjamin Genocchio, June 1st
The Chicago Tribune, Claire Sherman, Alan Artner, May 16th

2007
Flash Art International, Claire Sherman at Houldsworth Gallery, Jane Neal, Vol.XL, No. 253. March – April, P.72
Time Out Chicago, Josh Tyson. Issue 107: March 15 – 21
Chicago Tribune, Claire Sherman: Slow Pan, Alan Artner, March 2nd
The London Sunday Times, With Paintings Fetching Record Prices, Experts Fear the Market May Be at Its Peak, David Budworth, February 11th
The New York Times, Art: You’ve Seen the E-mail, Now Buy the Art, Jori Finkel, February 4th

2006
New American Painting, Juried Exhibition in Print, Mid-Atlantic region. April



LECTURES AND VISITING ARTIST INVITATIONS
2015-2019
Recurring Visiting Critic, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art (PAFA), Graduate Program

2019
Green Series: Claire Sherman on New Pangaea, Brooklyn Pubic Library, Williamsburg

2018
Visiting Artist, New York University, New York, NY
2018 Visiting Artist, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA


2017
Visiting Artist, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Summer Workshop, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts Program Mentor, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Visiting Artist, Pratt Painting Club, Brooklyn, NY
Drawing Marathon, New York Studio School, New York, NY
Visiting Judge and Artist, Union College, Schenectady, New York

2015
Summer visiting critic and artist lecture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Visiting Artist, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
Visiting Artist, Northern Illinois University
The New School, New York. Lecture for John Zinsser’s Course, “The Art of Viewing Art”

2014
New York Public Library, Panel Discussion Visiting Artist, New York Studio School
Visiting Judge, Art Students League, NY

2013
Visiting Artist, School of Visual Arts MFA program, NY Visiting Artist, College of New Jersey
Visiting Artist, University of Central Missouri Visiting Artist, Grinnell College

2012
Visiting Artist, Maryland Institute College of Art Visiting Artist, University of Arkansas

2011
Visiting Artist, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

2010
Visiting Artist, Bradley University


2009
Visiting Artist, Massachusetts College of Art
Visiting Critic, Maryland Institute College of Art, Intermediate Painting

2008
Visiting Artist, Ox-Bow School of Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

2007
Visiting Artist, Northwestern University

2006
Visiting Critic, Haverford College

2005
College Art Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, Studio Art Open Session, Painting: Issues of Color, Chair: Susanna Coffey



ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
2015-Present
Associate Professor, Drew University. (Chair of Art Department, 2017-Present)

2011-2015
Assistant Professor, Drew University


2006-2011
Assistant Professor, Knox College.