Sam Sherman (b. 1994) is an artist living and working in New York City. His work examines the history of the mass media's dissemination of information, especially coverage of international conflict and violence, and its intersection with elements of popular culture and with personal and family histories. Recent work has primarily focused on cable news coverage of the 2003 invasion of Iraq led by the United States. Since cable news corporations do not systematically archive their broadcasts, Sherman has collected many hours of news coverage in the form of digitized VHS tapes that were recorded in homes at the time of airing and anonymously uploaded on the Internet. In his paintings and prints, he utilizes still images from this coverage to slow down the flow of information and fixate on a single frame as a form of critique. He also makes videos by systematically editing news footage into predetermined formats based on repetitive structures. In his recent work "Today's News," he took the news tickers from the bottom of cable news programs from April 9, 2003 and lined them up to form a giant scrolling stream of continuous headlines that lasts for twelve hours. In parallel, Sherman is engaged in research on his family's escape from Nazi Germany and its unexpected intersections with present day conflict in the Middle East. He has visited archives across Germany collecting documents and photographs, and he is currently working on several projects that engage these sources and the news media. Sherman holds a BA in fine arts and chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from CUNY Hunter College (expected 2020). In 2016, he participated in a residency at the Chautauqua School of Art and an apprenticeship at the Fabric Workshop and Museum. He has exhibited in Philadelphia and New York including at the Sotheby's Institute of Art. In addition to his work as an artist, he has also authored more than a dozen articles in peer-reviewed chemistry journals.