Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Stuart Sherman

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: San Francisco, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 1990, 1995, 1996

Stuart A. Sherman (1945–2001) was an American performance artist, playwright, filmmaker, videographer, poet, essayist, sculptor, and collagist. Akin to the many distinct forms his art took, Sherman's work found an international audience. Although perhaps most at home with his New York contemporaries, he performed, exhibited, and lectured throughout the U.S. (San Francisco, Cambridge, Boston, Indianapolis, Chicago) and abroad (Germany, the Netherlands, France, Wales, Japan, Australia). Stuart Sherman received numerous awards for his work, including a Prix de Rome, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Obie, a MacDowell fellowship, an Asian Cultural Council grant, a DAAD grant for residency in Berlin, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Portrait by John Matturri courtesy Beginningless Thought/Endless Seeing: the Works of Stuart Sherman


New Hampshire

Stuart Sherman worked in the New Hampshire studio.

New Hampshire Studio, originally named Peterborough Studio, was given to MacDowell by Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, Mrs. H. A. Chamberlain, Mrs. Andrew Draper, and Miss Ruth Cheney. The studio was renamed in 1943. The Gilbert Verney Foundation established an endowed maintenance fund in 1990, and a bequest in memory of MacDowell Fellow Victor Candell underwrote the…

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