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SUBJECTIVE FRAME Born 1954 Attended State University College at Buffalo NY majored in art and received a bachelors degree in 1976 It wasnt until college that I had any concept of what was going on in the art world My idea of being an artist as a kid was a courtroom artist or one of those boardwalk artists who do caricatures My parents had a book of like the one hundred one beautiful paintings which included Dali and Picasso among the most recent artists In 1981 Sherman had her first one-person exhibition which made rounds through New York Chicago and Genoa Italy Conceals her identity through her photography Sometimes she acts as an omnipresent narrator but also as in 1977s Untitled Film Stills series is the main model and protagonist Although the majority of her photographs are pictures of her these photographs are most definitely not self-portraits Seldom consents to interviews and even more infrequently allows herself to be photographed out of character Despite constant reappearance in her photos her public persona remains elusive Im not really an eloquent person I dont think artists should be the ones that have to explain their work Thats why there are critics and journalists I figure let the work speak for itself and let other people figure it out Her work has been shown in more than 75 solo exhibitions and as part of over 150 group exhibitions Sixty-four museums collect her prints In 1996 Sherman produced a film Office Killer in which a secretary exacts her revenge for corporate downsizing In 1999 she was named one of the Top 10 Living Artists by ARTnews magazine Says that using her sense of instinct is the best way to approach her work CULTURAL FRAME Explores her personal concerns of how the mass media impacts on ideology through photography television movies popular culture and radio through her photography and art Throughout the course of her career her
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