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Cynthia Morris Sherman
January 19, 1954
Glen Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.
|Education||Buffalo State College|
|Known for||Photographic self-portraits|
|Untitled#96, Untitled#153, Complete Untitled Film Stills, 1977–1980|
(m. 1984; div. 1999)
Honorary doctorate degree from the Royal College of Art, London.
Cynthia Morris Sherman (born January 19, 1954) is an American artist whose work consists primarily of photographic self-portraits, depicting herself in many different contexts and as various imagined characters.
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, Sherman used color film and large prints, and focused more on costume, lighting and facial expression.
In 1995, Sherman was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2013 she received an honorary doctorate degree from the Royal College of Art, London.
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