American, 20th – 21st century, female.
Born 19 January 1954 , in Glen Ridge (New Jersey).
Photographer, filmmaker Figures, portraits.
Neo-Conceptual Art, Appropriation Art (Simulationism), Identity Art (Feminist Art).
In 1972, Cindy Sherman enrolled at the State University of New York at Buffalo, first focusing on painting before discovering the expressive potential in photography. While in college, Sherman began to formulate characters. At first a personal exploration of identity, the characters became the basis of her photographic art. Sherman’s early works were influenced by conceptual and performance artists such as Lynda Benglis and Vito Acconci. To create her photographs, Sherman works alone, acting as model, makeup artist, costume designer, and photographer. Her characters are often suggested to the artist through experimentation with costume, props, and prosthetics that alter and even distort her appearance....