The Artist

Sherry Kerlin’s work is built around the many facets of the human condition. She examines both the physical and the metaphysical perspectives. Her work includes narratives from the past and the present day, which can be playful and humorous or dark and mysterious. You feel as if you are viewing the images through a mist of memory.

Sherry Kerlin is from Kansas City, and now lives and works in New York City. She attended the Chicago Art Institute and completed her BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute, in Kansas City in 1966. Kerlin has been exhibiting her work since 1981 in New York and California. She received a Grant in 1995 from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and in 1992 she received a residency at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

-John Serdula

 

Appointments & Awards

 1997–1998 Instructor, Figure Drawing, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

1995 Grant Recipient (Drawing), New York Foundation for the Arts

1992 Resident, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

1982–1985 Instructor, Beginning Drawing, New York University, New York City, NY

 

 

Exhibitions & Publications

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 The Mist of Memory; Jasso Arts; New York City, NY

2016 Installation; Jasso Arts; New York City, NY

2015 I Love You Bedford Avenue; Williamsburg, NY

2014 The Shape of Vapour (A Retrospective); Arthur M. Berger Art Gallery; Manhattanville College; Purchase, NY

2013 Pop Up Exhibition; 483 Gallery; Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Pop Up Exhibition; 143 Gallery; Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

2013 New Work; Heskin Contemporary; New York City, NY

2008 Portraits of the Unseen, Heskin Contemporary, New York, NY

2004 Jon Oulman Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2002 Winston Wächter Gallery, New York, NY

1998 Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY

1997 Jon Oulman Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

1995 Jon Oulman Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

 

TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2001 Scott White Gallery, La Jolla, CA

1998 Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

1997 Edward Thorp Gallery, New York City, NY

1993 Galerie Timothy Tew, Atlanta, GA

1993 Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY

1992 Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery, New York City, NY

1991 Double Vision, Willoughby Sharp Gallery, New York City, NY

1990 A. I. R. Gallery, New York City, NY

1989 Trabia-MacAfee Gallery, New York City, NY

1985 O. K. Harris Gallery, New York City, NY

1982 O. K. Harris Gallery, New York City, NY

1981 O. K. Harris Gallery, New York City, NY

1980 Two Person Show, Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, KS

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Bridging Two Worlds: The Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead; Morbid Anatomy; Brooklyn, NY

2014 Love; Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art; Peekskill, NY

2014 Summer Show; Heskin Contemporary; New York, NY

2014 The Jim Morgan Collection; Sarah Moody Gallery of Art; The University of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, Alabama

2011 Captured (A Portrait Show); Curated by John Serdula, Heskin Contemporary, NY

2010 New Narrative; Curated by John Serdula, Heskin Contemporary, NY

2007 Aqua Art Miami: Heskin Contemporary, Aqua Hotel, Miami, FL

2006 En Masse, Heskin Contemporary, New York, NY

2004 Multiflorous, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

2004 People, Places, Things, DFN, New York, NY

2003 Barbara Levy Gallery, Fire Island, NY

2002 Rice/Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2002 James Graham and Sons, New York, NY

1998 Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

1998 James Graham and Sons, New York, NY

1995 Fall Group Show, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

1995 Duck!, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

1994 The Child’s Play, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, New York, NY

1994 Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Artists’ Guild, New Canaan, CT

1992 Group Show, A.I.R. Gallery, New York City, NY

1991 Choice Show, A.I.R. Gallery, New York City, NY

Alive!, Willoughby Sharp Gallery, New York City, NY

Group Show, Bess Cutler Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Artists Engulfed Against War, Art in General, New York City, NY

Scarlet Letters, The Woman’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

1990 Positive Actions: Visual Aids, The Clocktower, New York City, NY

Public Mirror: Artists Against Racial Prejudice, The Clocktower, New York City, NY

The Young and the Restless, Baltimore Museum, MD

1988 Small Works, BACA Downtown, Brooklyn, NY

Four-Person Show, Rebecca Waldman Fine Arts, New York City, NY

1987 Group Show, Nite Gallery, New York City, NY

Summer Group Show, Todd Capp Gallery, New York City, NY

Small Works (Jurors’ Award), BACA Downtown, Brooklyn, NY

Group Show, Locus Gallery, Saint Louis, MO

1986 Summer Group Show, Sensory Evolution Gallery, New York City, NY

Summer Group Show, Todd Capp Gallery, New York City, NY

Small Works, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York City, NY

1985 The Drawing Center Show, Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

Small Works, BACA Downtown, Brooklyn, NY

1983 Jim Morgan Memorial Travelling Exhibition, Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO

The Punch Line, Tweed Gallery, Plainfield, NJ

The Great East River Bridge, 1883-1983, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Premier Group Show, Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, KS

Marathon ’83, New York Road Runner Club, New York City, NY

Humor and Play in Art, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Sparkill, NY

Thanking the Muse, Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, KS

Common Sensibilities, Central Hall Gallery, New York City, NY

1982 Group Show, Myers Fine Arts Gallery, State University College, Plattsburgh, NY

Premier Group Show, O. K. Harris West, Scottsdale, AZ

1981 West 81, Minnesota Museum of Art, Saint Paul, MN

Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC

Selected Works from the Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, KS

Art and the Law, Minnesota Museum of Art, Saint Paul, MN

Small Works, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York City, NY

 

Illustrations in

The New Yorker

Village Voice

GQ Magazine

Impulse Magazine

Raw Magazine

New York Times

 

Selected Collections

Werner Kramarsky, NYC, NY

Starbucks Collection, Seattle, WA

Pfizer Collection, Belgium

Christine Wachter, NYC, NY

Liz Heskin, NYC, NY

Marc and Levia Straus, NY, NY

John Serdula, NYC, NY

Guillermo Sepulveda, Monterrey, Mexico

Mauricio Jasso, Monterrey, Mexico

Buster Seccia, Brooklyn, NY

Steven Kasher, New York City, NY

Adam Sheffer, New York City, NY

Susanne Dance, New York City, NY

Rusk Institute, New York City, NY