Sam Sherman

Sam Sherman (b. 1994) is an artist from Boston currently living and working in New York City. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in fine arts and chemistry. By combining multiple visual languages in painting, photography, and printmaking, Sam aims to create hybrid spaces that bring together the human hand, mechanical reproduction, and the digital. The color worlds and varied textural surfaces he generates by layering paint marks and digital photographs are representative of his experience in the image-saturated Internet age. Sam has won numerous awards for his work, including the University of Pennsylvania Fine Arts Award in Painting & Drawing in 2013, 2015, and 2016 and the four-year Wilhelmina Denning Jackson Art Scholarship. Sam authored an essay on art theory entitled "The Aesthetics of Uncertainty," which originally appeared in Symbiosis and was later selected for publication in plain china, the national anthology of the best undergraduate writing. He was elected to the University of Pennsylvania chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society as a junior in 2015. His work is held in the collection of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Department at the University of Pennsylvania and in private collections in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and San Diego.