Cindy Sherman

Quick Facts

NameCynthia Morris Sherman
BornJanuary 19, 1954, Glen Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.
EducationState University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo
Known forPhotographic self-portraits
Notable WorkUntitled Film Stills, Untitled#96, Untitled#153, Complete Untitled Film Stills
SpouseMichel Auder (m. 1984; div. 1999)
AwardsMacArthur Fellowship
Early LifeYoungest of five children; father worked for Grumman Aircraft; mother taught reading
Artistic StylePhotographic self-portraits; exploration of female roles in performance media
Career BeginningsMajored in painting at Buffalo State University; transitioned to photography
Breakthrough WorkUntitled Film Stills, a series of 70 black-and-white photographs evoking female roles

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