Cindy Sherman's Biography
Cindy Sherman is an American contemporary artist and photographer born in 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. She is best known for her photographic self-portraits in which she explores the construction of female identity and stereotypes. Her work often draws on popular culture, fashion, and art history for inspiration. She has exhibited widely in museums and galleries around the world, and her works can be found in the permanent collections of numerous public institutions. She has received numerous awards, including the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 2011 Venice Biennale.