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.