Bio

Todd Sherman was born in the Territory of Alaska. He has lived in Fairbanks since 1974, excepting the years spent in New York City when he was in graduate student at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute. He has a B.A. in Art from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a M.F.A. in Printmaking from Pratt. For more 24 years he has been an exhibiting professional artist, with works in drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. For the past twelve years he has worked as a curator and coordinator of public local, statewide and regional art exhibits, involving hundreds of artists in all media, from photography to ceramics. A few of these exhibits are Working Inspirations at the University of Alaska Museum, Relics, Artifacts & other Mysteries at the Fairbanks Civic Center Gallery and the Anchorage Museum of History & Art, and Fairbanks Prints at the Well Street Art Company.

An Associate Professor of Art with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Todd Sherman teaches printmaking and creates his artwork in Interior Alaska. He has had over 22 solo shows, over 120 juried and invitational exhibits, his work was selected for inclusion in the Smithsonian Institution’s 1978 Contemporary Art from Alaska exhibition that toured the U.S., and for in the 25th Anniversary Exhibit at the Anchorage Museum of Art and History in 1993. Mr. Sherman was one of 22 international artists participating in the Copper River Delta Project through the Netherlands-based Artist for Nature Foundation. This project includes a major exhibition of the works created during the artists stay in Cordova, Alaska in July 1995 and May 1997. This exhibition began touring important venues in the United States and later it traveled in Europe.

In 1998 he was awarded his first public commission with a large mural painting (30 feet long by 4 feet high) for the University of Alaska’s statewide office building. Since then he has had three major commissions in Randy Smith Middle School, Rabinowitz Alaska State Courthouse and the Noel Wien Library, all in Fairbanks.

Human/Nature, an installation of life-sized woodcut prints of crocs, sharks and kids was coupled with natural recordings by sound artist Kathy Turco, premiered in 2000 Fairbanks Arts associations Civic Center Gallery. In May 2003, Todd Sherman continued the exploration of woodcuts in his solo showing of foreign and domestic portraits at the Well Street Art Gallery in Fairbanks (907.452.6169).

For the academic year 2003/2004, Professor Sherman is on sabbatical leave in Spain with his family where he will visit many cultural treasures and create new artwork influenced by the old world.

"Capmany Church"
"West of Camp"
 
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