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Sondra Sherman

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Published: 22.08.2016
Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Rorschach Corsage-Belladonna II, 2015. Steel, 750 au. 15.5 x 3.8 x 10 cm. Photo by: Luna Perri. From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Rorschach Corsage-Belladonna II, 2015
Steel, 750 au
15.5 x 3.8 x 10 cm
Photo by: Luna Perri
From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages
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Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Rorschach Corsage: Belladonna II, 2015. Steel, 750 au. Photo by: Luna Perri. From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages. Angle view. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Rorschach Corsage: Belladonna II, 2015
Steel, 750 au
Photo by: Luna Perri
From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages

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Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Rorschach Corsage-Belladonna II, 2015. Steel, 750 au. 15.5 x 3.8 x 10 cm. Photo by: Luna Perri. From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages. Back view. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Rorschach Corsage-Belladonna II, 2015
Steel, 750 au
15.5 x 3.8 x 10 cm
Photo by: Luna Perri
From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages

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Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Rorschach Corsage: Papaver Somniferum, 2015. Steel. 15.5 x 2.54 x 7.5 cm. Photo by: Luna Perri. From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Rorschach Corsage: Papaver Somniferum, 2015
Steel
15.5 x 2.54 x 7.5 cm
Photo by: Luna Perri
From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages
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Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Rorschach Corsage: Papaver Somniferum, 2015. Steel. 15.5 x 2.54 x 7.5 cm. Photo by: Luna Perri. From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages. Angle view. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Rorschach Corsage: Papaver Somniferum, 2015
Steel
15.5 x 2.54 x 7.5 cm
Photo by: Luna Perri
From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages

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Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Rorschach Corsage: Papaver Somniferum, 2015. Steel. 15.5 x 2.54 x 7.5 cm. Photo by: Luna Perri. From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages. Back view. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Rorschach Corsage: Papaver Somniferum, 2015
Steel
15.5 x 2.54 x 7.5 cm
Photo by: Luna Perri
From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages

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Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Rorschach Corsage: Valeriana II, 2015. Steel. 15.5 x 3.8 x 10 cm. Photo by: Luna Perri. From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Rorschach Corsage: Valeriana II, 2015
Steel
15.5 x 3.8 x 10 cm
Photo by: Luna Perri
From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages
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Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Rorschach Corsage: Valeriana II, 2015. Steel. 15.5 x 3.8 x 10 cm. Photo by: Luna Perri. From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages. Angle view. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Rorschach Corsage: Valeriana II, 2015
Steel
15.5 x 3.8 x 10 cm
Photo by: Luna Perri
From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages

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Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Rorschach Corsage: Valeriana II, 2015. Steel. 15.5 x 3.8 x 10 cm. Photo by: Luna Perri. From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages. Back view. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Rorschach Corsage: Valeriana II, 2015
Steel
15.5 x 3.8 x 10 cm
Photo by: Luna Perri
From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages

Back view

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Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Rorschach Corsage: St John's Wort, 2015. Steel. 13.5 x 2.54 x 9.5 cm. Photo by: Luna Perri. From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Rorschach Corsage: St John's Wort, 2015
Steel
13.5 x 2.54 x 9.5 cm
Photo by: Luna Perri
From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages
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Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Rorschach Corsage Belladonna I, 2013. Steel. 10 x 4 x 10.5 cm. Photo by: Luna Perri. From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Rorschach Corsage Belladonna I, 2013
Steel
10 x 4 x 10.5 cm
Photo by: Luna Perri
From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages
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Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Rorschach Corsage: True Happiness, 2013. Steel, nail polish. 9 x 5 x 9 cm. Photo by: Luna Perri. From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Rorschach Corsage: True Happiness, 2013
Steel, nail polish
9 x 5 x 9 cm
Photo by: Luna Perri
From series: Anthophobia II: Rorschach Corsages
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Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Flowers and Still Life, 2010. 925Ag. 9 x 1.5 x 9 cm. Photo by: Luna Perri. From series: Found Subjects. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Flowers and Still Life, 2010
925Ag
9 x 1.5 x 9 cm
Photo by: Luna Perri
From series: Found Subjects
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Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Flowers and Still Life, 2010. 925Ag, vintage book. 17 x 2 x 25 cm. Photo by: Luna Perri. From series: Found Subjects. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Flowers and Still Life, 2010
925Ag, vintage book
17 x 2 x 25 cm
Photo by: Luna Perri
From series: Found Subjects
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Sondra Sherman. Pendant: Listen_the_Wind!, 2010. 925Ag. 8.5 x 1 x 5.7 cm. Photo by: Luna Perri. From series: Found Subjects. Sondra Sherman
Pendant: Listen_the_Wind!, 2010
925Ag
8.5 x 1 x 5.7 cm
Photo by: Luna Perri
From series: Found Subjects
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Sondra Sherman. Pendant: Listen_the_Wind!, 2010. 925ag, vintage book. 15 x 3 x 11 cm. Photo by: Luna Perri. From series: Found Subjects. Sondra Sherman
Pendant: Listen_the_Wind!, 2010
925ag, vintage book
15 x 3 x 11 cm
Photo by: Luna Perri
From series: Found Subjects
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Found Subjects. Brooch: Sumpf und Wasserpflanzen, 2010. Steel, 925ag, 750au, zirconia, synthetic  fire opal, mother of pearl. 6 x 1.5 x 7 cm. Photo by: Luna Perri. From series: Found Subjects. Found Subjects
Brooch: Sumpf und Wasserpflanzen, 2010
Steel, 925ag, 750au, zirconia, synthetic  fire opal, mother of pearl
6 x 1.5 x 7 cm
Photo by: Luna Perri
From series: Found Subjects
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Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Sumpf und Wasserpflanzen in altered book, 2010. Steel, 925ag, 750au, zirconia, synthetic fire opal, mother of pearl, vintage book. 11.5 x 2.5 x 16.5 cm. Photo by: Perri. Luna. From series: Found Subjects. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Sumpf und Wasserpflanzen in altered book, 2010
Steel, 925ag, 750au, zirconia, synthetic fire opal, mother of pearl, vintage book
11.5 x 2.5 x 16.5 cm
Photo by: Perri. Luna
From series: Found Subjects
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Sondra Sherman. Neckpiece: The Horse, 2010. Cu, enamel, 925Ag, 750Au. 20 x 1 x 20 cm. Photo by: Perri. Luna. From series: Found Subjects. Sondra Sherman
Neckpiece: The Horse, 2010
Cu, enamel, 925Ag, 750Au
20 x 1 x 20 cm
Photo by: Perri. Luna
From series: Found Subjects
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Sondra Sherman. Neckpiece: The Horse, 2010. Cu, enamel, 925ag, 750au , vintage book. 18 x 2 x 25  cm. Photo by: Luna Perri. From series: Found Subjects. Sondra Sherman
Neckpiece: The Horse, 2010
Cu, enamel, 925ag, 750au , vintage book
18 x 2 x 25 cm
Photo by: Luna Perri
From series: Found Subjects
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Sondra Sherman. Necklace: Great Ideas of Science, 2010. 925 Ag, silk thread, vintage book. 2.4 x 2 x 11  cm. Photo by: Luna Perri. From series: Found Subjects. Sondra Sherman
Necklace: Great Ideas of Science, 2010
925 Ag, silk thread, vintage book
2.4 x 2 x 11 cm
Photo by: Luna Perri
From series: Found Subjects
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Intro
Sondra Sherman’s work explores the distinctive voice of jewelry and the psycho-social context of the body/wearer. Head of the Jewelry and Metalwork Program at San Diego State University, CA, previous teaching includes, SUNY New Paltz, Savannah College of Art + Design, and Rhode Island School of Design. Sherman received the Diplom degree (MFA) from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich GERMANY, where she resided for 10 years. Awards include Individual Artist Fellowships from: the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Mid-Atlantic Regional National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a Fulbright Scholarship for Study Abroad. Exhibited and published in Europe and the US, her work can be found in significant public and private collections including the The Museum of Art and Design, NY, the Los Angeles County Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

Statement

I have been involved in fine art since childhood, and was eventually drawn to jewelry by the inherent and socially interconnected meanings of personal adornment. I choose the limitations of jewelry in trade for its distinctive opportunity. Not professional opportunity, but a personal sociopolitical opportunity. Jewelry, even artists jewelry, through its mobility and psychological accessibility/presumed familiarity invites a broad audience to a conversation grounded in empathy.
 
It is my nature to ponder in making, (or perhaps it is simply my nature).
In various series of work, form language changes with any significant change of subject.
I explore something I am engaged by on multiple levels; personally and socially, emotionally and intellectually, over a series of pieces. Intuition inspires research which folds back into new intuitions taking material form. Perhaps starting as a painter left a mode of adding and subtracting, or maybe because I'm a Libra, or commitment phobic...I can't decide.
 
I choose the subjects, methods and materials of the jeweler which challenge my commitment and amplify the authentic voice and context of jewelry. I am thus less interested in artworks about jewelry- than in jewelry that does, what jewelry does. I consider ‘wearability’ essential to the expressive power found in its dual nature; perceived privately/personally in relation to an individual - and as an object for public display.
 
So, does the wearer complete the jewelry or does the jewelry complete the wearer? I suggest it is reciprocal - changed by each other they venture out into the world, to start a conversation.

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2017:
Fair  12 Jan 2017 - 17 Jan 2017  Upside Down in Paradise.
FOG Art Fair, presented by Sienna Gallery, San Francisco, California
2016:
Exhibition  09 Sep 2016 - 22 Jan 2016  Off the Page.
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, Arizona
Exhibition  08 Sep 2016 - 16 Oct 2016  Shadow Themes: Finding the Present in the Past.
Exhibition  08 Sep 2016 - 16 Oct 2016  Shadow Themes.
RR Gallery, New York, NY
Exhibition  29 Jan 2016 - 25 Feb 2016  Parallels by Sondra Sherman and Jonathan Wahl.
2009:
Exhibition  01 Dec 2009 - 31 Dec 2009  Sondra Sherman: FTDs.

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Book:  From here and there. Jewellery Class University of Art and Design Halle.  Jewellery Class University of Art and Design Halle:  Halle,  2015
Book:  Unique by Design: Contemporary Jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection. Suzanne Ramljak.  Metropolitan Museum of Art:  2014
Interview online publication:  Judging a Book By Its Cover. Celine Browning.  Art Jewelry Forum:  2014
Review:  Found Subjects. Marjorie Simon.  2014
Metalsmith, Society of North American Goldsmiths, vol.34, #5 
Book:  Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective. Lark Books, an imprint of Sterling Publishing, Inc.:  New York,  2013
Article:  Look. Biba Schutz.  2012
Metalsmith, Society of North American Goldsmiths, vol.32, #1
Exhibition in Print:  Fresh. 2011
Metalsmith: Society of North American Goldsmiths, vol.31, #4  
Book:  Jewelry by Artists: 1940 - 2000. 2010
Boston MFA publications
Book:  The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers. Darling Publications:  Cologne,  2009
Book:  500 Pendants. Elizabeth Shypert.  Lark Books:  2008
Book:  Glasswear. Glass in Contemporary Jewelry. Ilse-Neuman, Ursula; Holzach, Cornelie; Page, Jutta-Annette.  Arnoldsche:  Stuttgart,  2007
Book:  500 Earrings. Alan Revere.  Lark Books:  2007
Book:  Challenging the Chatelaine. Drutt English:  2006
Helen and Aav, Marianne, Designmuseo, Helsinki
Magazine:  Forum: Jewelers on Jewelry. 2006
Metalsmith: Society of North American Goldsmiths, vol.26, #5  
Exhibition in Print:  Re-framing Jewelry. Ellen Lupton.  2006
Metalsmith: Society of North American Goldsmiths,vol.26, #4
Review:  Seven Types of Ambiguity. Andrea DiNoto.  2006
Metalsmith: Society of North American Goldsmiths, Fall
Book:  500 Brooches. Marjorie Simon.  Lark Books:  2005
Book:  1000 Rings. Robert Ebendorf.  Lark Books:  2004
Author-Curator’s Intro:  Evocative Objects: Studio Metalsmithing and Jewelry. 2003
Review:  Five Women in Craft. 2000
American Craft Magazine, winter
Magazine:  Exhibition in Print. 2000
Metalsmith: Society of North American Goldsmiths, Fall
Review:  Cascades. 1998
Metalsmith: Society of North American Goldsmiths Summer
Magazine:  Keeping Vigil: Jewelry, Touch, and Physical Engagement. 1997
American Craft Magazine, Ramljak, Suzanne
Review:  Transfigurations. 1997
The Beacon Journal
Magazine:  Both/And: The Work of Sondra Sherman. Bruce Metcalf.  1997
Metalsmith: Society of North American Goldsmiths, winter
Review:  Schmuck-Kunst im Schloss. 1997
Rare, Salzburger Nachtrichten, 1996
Book:  Jewelry in Europe and America. RalphTurner.  Thames and Hudson:  1996
Book:  One of a Kind: American Art Jewelry Today. Susan Grant.  Abrams:  1994
Risk and Reverence:  Risk and Reverence. Daniel Jocz.  1994
Society of North American Goldsmiths
Review:  Jugend Gestaltet. 1994
K.G, Kunst+Handwerk, Dusseldorf
Book:  Munich Goldsmiths 93. Helmut Bauer.  Stadtmuseum Munich:  1993
Book:  Sondra Sherman: Anthophobia - Fear of Flowers. SG Press:  Lenox, MA, 
Book:  Sondra Sherman: Found Subjects. SG Press:  Lenox MA, 
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