b. 1981 Oberlin, OH

Lives and works in New York, NY


Represented by DC Moore Gallery, New York and Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago


Solo Exhibitions

2019 New Pangaea, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY

2017                Fern Canyon, KMAC Museum, Louisville, KY

2016                West Ridge, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY

                         Claire Sherman, Mitsui Fudosan America, 527 Madison Ave., New York, NY

2015                Funeral Mountain, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014                Sempervirens, DC Moore Gallery, September

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

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

                         Accordion Space, Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts at Union College, Schenectady, NY, Curated by Laini Nemett

                         Paper, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL

                         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 Kentucky 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 PatriciaMaloney

                         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                Summer Group Show, Bodybuilder and Sportsman Gallery, 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

                         Group Show, Fox Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2002                Group Show, Vermont Studio Center Gallery, Johnson, VT

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



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

2012                Aurobora, San Francisco, CA

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

2008                Aurobora Press, San Franscisco, CA

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



                        Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

                        The UBS Art Collection, London

                        The UBS Art Collection, United States

                        The Margulies Collection, Miami

                        The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

The Federal Reserve

Art in Embassies, U.S. Department of State

                        Mercer Corporation, Chicago

                        Harris Bank, Chicago

                        The Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua

                        University Hospitals, Cleveland

                        Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association

                        American Association of Medical Colleges

                        Numerous Private Collections


2019 Harper's Magazine, 4 image reproductions, p.23, May

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 image reproductions, November

                         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

                         Hamptons Art Hub, NYC Galleries Scene: Exhibition Openings Through October 9 2016, October 4th

                         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@Kentucy 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


                         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. forward by Peter Plagens

                         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



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

2018                Visiting Artist, New York University, New York, NY

                         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

                         Visiting Artist, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2016                Pratt Painting Club Lecture, Brooklyn, NY

                         Drawing Marathon, New York Studio School, New York, NY     

                         Visiting 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



2003-2005     School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL. M.F.A., Painting and Drawing Department, Graduate Fellowship, SAIC, 2005

1999-2003     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



2015-Present  Associate Professor, Drew University, NJ

2011-2015     Assistant Professor, Drew University, NJ

2015-Present Visiting Critic, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art (PAFA), Graduate Program

2006 - 2011   Assistant Professor, Knox College, IL