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Cindy Sherman
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Sherman in 2016
Born
Cynthia Morris Sherman

January 19, 1954 (1954-01-19) (age 67)
Nationality American
Education Buffalo State College
Known for Photographic self-portraits
Notable work
Untitled#96, Untitled#153, Complete Untitled Film Stills, 1977–1980
Spouse(s)
Michel Auder
(m. 1984; div. 1999)
Awards
  • MacArthur Fellowship

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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