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. Her most recent solo exhibitions include Portraits of the Unseen (2008), and a show of new works (2013) at Heskin Contemporary.