EH Sherman

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Ellen Sherman grew up in a small town in southeast Michigan. She spent most of her time outside, drawing and painting the flora and fauna of Mid-Michigan.

Ellen began her education at Arizona State University and subsequently fell in love with the American Southwest. Much of her current palette can be found here in the desert; the pale greens of the Palo Verde trees and the deep reds of the canyon passes. She transferred to Michigan State University to finish her degree and graduated in 2008 with a BFA in Studio Art.

In spring of that year she moved to Miami, Florida where she helped co-found and artistically direct ChickenBrick Studios.  In 2011 she left that position to pursue a full-time career as an artist.

In early 2017 Michigan called Ellen and her husband back home where she now works out of her studio in Ann Arbor.

Ellen is inspired by the colors of the natural world, her travels (taking her all over Europe, South America, Thailand and Japan) and a deep love of myth, folklore and Sci-Fi.


Statement

In my work I seek to examine our relationship with nature. With what we see and can touch and record -  but also the intangible; fractals of remembered landscapes, the ebb and flow of river beds long dry.

My process is intuitive and gestural - a balance between planned and unplanned elements where I seek to impart a sense of quiet discovery to the viewer.

Using colors and movement found in my environment it is my intent to explore and extrapolate on the spirit of these, creating work that echoes their being but invites imagination as well.


Exhibitions

Aqua Art Miami, Aqua Gallery, Miami FL 2016

Perspectiv Miami, Macaya Gallery, Miami FL 2016

EH Sherman at Madewell Miami Beach, Miami FL 2016

Square Foot Art Basel, Projects Gallery, Miami FL 2015

Water, Colors of Humanity Gallery, 2015

Ghost Gallery Extravaganza, Seattle WA, 2015

Lines, Northville Art House, Northville MI, 2014

Corpus Illuminata, Tangent Gallery, Detroit MI 2013

6×6 Exhibition, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY 2013

South Florida Artist Showcase, Art Center of South Florida, Miami FL 2012

Fowler Arts Collective Postcard Exhibit, Brooklyn NY 2012

In Bloom: South Florida Watercolor Artists, Miami Beach FL 2012

Self Portrait Group Show, Brooklyn NY 2012

Sketchbook on Tour, Brooklyn NY 2011

Chapman Partnership Poster Exhibition, Miami FL 2011

Michigan State Design Exhibition, East Lansing MI 2008

Michigan State Undergraduate Show, East Lansing MI 2007

Bailey Scholars Art Show, East Lansing MI 2007

Education

BFA, Studio Art, Michigan State University  2008

Publications

Sherman, Ellen (2015) My View in the Garden. Makers Magazine, 1, pg.23-27

Sherman, Ellen (2016) Morning Meditations. Makers Magazine, 2, pg.63-65


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Studio Tour with Chairish

Ellen Sherman’s gorgeous blue paintings reminds us of Yves Klein, but more a calm ocean than a bolt of lightning. We sat down with Ellen to talk about her process and her what inspires her art!

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