Born in 1954 in glen ridge, new jersey, cindy sherman is counted among the most influential artists of the last half-century upon graduating from the state university of new york at buffalo in 1976, sherman relocated to new york city where she began making the seminal untitled film stills she has. Cindy sherman, untitled #474, 2008 ©2011 cindy sherman/museum of modern art, new york, acquired through the generosity of an anonymous donor, michael lynne, charles heilbronn, and the carol and. A major show at the museum of modern art surveys cindy sherman’s 35-year career in which, waging a kind of war with her camera, she has provocatively turned photography against itself.
Born in 1954 in glen ridge, new jersey, cindy sherman is counted among the most influential artists of the last half-century upon graduating from the state university of new york at buffalo in 1976, sherman relocated to new york city where she began making the seminal untitled film stills. Cindy sherman: contemporary photography january 28, last semester, my blog focused on female artists throughout the ages each of the women i wrote about were undeniable tours de force– women who were not afraid to do something out of the ordinary, to do something that wasn’t “meant” for them cindy sherman: born january 19.
Enter contemporary artist cindy sherman, known best for her photography, specifically her “self”-portraiture (“self” rather than portraiture are in quotes as the figures, which sherman transforms herself into, are not representations of her own being or personhood) “untitled film stills” (1977-80) is her most famous series of. Contemporary female artists: cindy sherman and lorna simpson living in contemporary world, there are some issues that we have in the daily life such as postmodernism, post structuralism, feminism or post colonialism. A section of the untitled 2010 cindy sherman mural installed outside the museum of modern art exhibition entrance credit richard perry/the new york times this is a timely exhibition. Cindy sherman established her reputation—and a novel brand of uncanny self-portraiture—with her “untitled film stills” (1977-80), a series of 69 photographs of the artist herself enacting female clichés of 20th-century pop culture.
Cindy sherman, “one of the most widely discussed contemporary american artists (bronfen13)”, grew up in postmodern condition have strongly influenced by mass media throughout her artwork, sherman expresses the mechanism of media that creates and influences the idealized and perfection of the women. Sherman found that photography was a prime medium for conceptual art, a movement that “prizes ideas over the formal or visual components of art works” the style quickly overtook the art world in the 1960s and 70s, and could be found from more traditional art forms, like painting, to performance art pieces.
Cindy sherman (american, b 1954) is a contemporary photographer, filmmaker and performance artist she is widely known for her distinct shooting style and her singular choice of subject: herself.
Cindy sherman: feminist or female artist saeli eshelman photo by ryan miller/rex/shutterstock enter contemporary artist cindy sherman, known best for her photography, specifically her “self”-portraiture judy chicago and miriam schapiro’s 1972 installation and performance piece “womanhouse,” being one such example. Cindy sherman is a contemporary master of socially critical photography she is a key figure of the pictures generation , a loose circle of american artists who came to artistic maturity and critical recognition during the early 1980s, a period notable for the rapid and widespread proliferation of mass media imagery.