Wes Sherman — http://www.wesshermanstudio.com/


Wes Sherman - Corot 1Wes Sherman has been painting for 18 years and in that time has had 24 solo shows. In 2001 he returned to school to get his graduate degree and to study under Thomas Nozkowski at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Since completing his degree, he has shown in Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Tennessee. He often is a visiting artist at universities across the country and most recently was a visiting artist at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. He is currently preparing of an upcoming show at Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, Tennessee) in January 2011. Wes Sherman lives and works in the New York City area.


Wes Sherman - Slit

Artist Statement

“I paint about painting and the nature of painting. It is neither a grand or uncommon act. Painting is one of the earliest acts of human beings; we paint to define our lives and to put our existence into context with nature.

 

The act of painting is a search for meaning within nature’s sublime. This probing for self-meaning is at the heart of the sublime and the history of painting.

Wes Sherman - Innes

The painter is constantly trying to reason a way into nature, while the philosopher is trying to reason a way out of nature. Painters who get their hands messy with the mud of paint and interact with the history of painting, will by the natural act of painting, look for the spiritual purity, grandeur or excellence that is hidden in nature’s sublime.”

— Wes Sherman, August 2011


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012

Instillation with Organ at Grace Church, Newark, New Jersey (Scheduled: January 22, 2012)

2011

Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee (Scheduled: July 5 – 22)
Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee (Scheduled: September 6 – 25)
The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, New Jersey (Date to be Announced; expected in late 2011 or early 2012)

2009 Parish Hall Gallery, Summit, New Jersey
2007 The Arts Company, Nashville, Tennessee
Tall Grass Art Association, Park Forest, Illinois
Domo Gallery, Summit, New Jersey
2006 Parish Hall Gallery, Summit, New Jersey
Freed – Hardeman University, Henderson, Tennessee
Baumgartner Gallery, New York, New York
The Arts Company, Nashville, Tennessee
2005 CRN Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
33 Collective, Chicago Illinois
The Arts Company, Nashville, Tennessee
2004 Seton Memorial Gallery, New Brunswick, New Jersey
2003 The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum Café
Hammond Substation #9, Hammond, Indiana
2002 Calumet College of St. Joseph, East Chicago, Illinois
Salon 101, Muster, Indiana
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
Clean, Well Lighted Place, Flemington, New Jersey
1998 Bongo Java Coffee House, Nashville, Tennessee
Word Publishing, Nashville, Tennessee
1997 Dickson County Public Library, Dickson, Tennessee
Hickman County Public Library, Centerville, Tennessee
1995 The Law Office of N. Countney Hollins, Nashville, Tennessee
The Art Store, Nashville, Tennessee

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011

Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee: A three person show with Gary Stephan and Judy Simonian
Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Visual Art Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey

2010

The Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, New Jersey
Groundswell Community Mural Project, Brooklyn, New York
John C. Hutcheson Gallery, Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee
Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Raritan Valley College, Somerville, New Jersey

2009 Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee
Jettison: New Ideas in Abstraction
Rabbet Gallery, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Naught and Nice
Arts Guild of Rahway, Rahway, New Jersey
Undercover: Disguise & Deception in (some) Contemporary Art
Curator: Donna Gustafson
Brookdale College, Lincroft, New Jersey
2008 VAPA Gallery, Raritan Valley College, Somerville, New Jersey
Accola Contemporary, New York, New York
65Grand Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2007 Raritan Valley College, Somerville, New Jersey
Baumgartner Gallery, New York, New York
Domo Gallery, Summit, New Jersey
The Arts Company, Nashville, Tennessee
2006 Baumgartner Gallery, New York, New York
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey
Domo Gallery, Summit, New Jersey
Brookdale College, Lincroft, New Jersey
Raritan Valley College, Somerville, New Jersey
2005 Domo Gallery, Summit, New Jersey (Including–Lasker, Nozkowski & Stephan)
Baumgartner Gallery, New York, New York
Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, New Jersey
Domo Gallery, Summit, New Jersey
Brookdale College, Lincroft, New Jersey
2004 CRN Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Aguirre Duron Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Anne Reid Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey
Geoff Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
The Arts Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
Raritan Valley College, Somerville, New Jersey
2003 Galerie Lelong, New York, New York
Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, Chicago, Illinois
Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, New York
Rutgers University, Mason Gross Gallery, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Hunter University, Time Square Gallery, New York, New York
2002 Fugitive Art Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, New York
Rutgers University, Mason Gross Gallery, New Brunswick, New Jersey
2001 Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, New York
The Green Tie Affair, The Environmental Council, Nashville, Tennessee
Rutgers University, Mason Gross Gallery, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Prestige Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
2000 Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee
Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
The Green Tie Affair, The Environmental Council, Nashville, Tennessee
Prestige Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
1999 Watkins School of Art, Nashville, Tennessee
The Arts Company, Nashville, Tennessee
Prestige Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
1998 The Jewish Community Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Celebration ’98 Centennial Art Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Outside the Lines, Nashville, Tennessee
East Hickman Art Show, Centerville, Tennessee
Prestige Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
1997 Tennessee Art League, Nashville, Tennessee
1996 Central South Art Exhibition, The Parthenon – Centennial Park, Nashville, Tennessee, Juried by W. A. Herring
Tennessee Art League, Nashville, Tennessee
The Collector’s Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

VISITING ARTIST

2011

Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee

2010 Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, New Jersey
2007 Watkins College of Art & Design, Nashville, Tennessee
2006 Freed – Hardeman University, Henderson, Tennessee
2005 Hunterdon Contemporary Art Museum, Clinton, New Jersey
2004 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2002 Calumet College, East Chicago, Illinois

HONORS

2011

Fellowship for Painting, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
New Brunswick, New Jersey Art Salon best of Show

2009 National Academy Museum 185 Annual: Invitaional Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, New York, New York – Nomination
2005 The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York, New York – Nomination
2003 The Space Program of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, New York, New York – Alternate
Andrew W. Mellon Colloquium, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey
2002 Ta/Ga Competitiveness Pool Funds Award. Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

PUBLICATIONS

2009

“From Roy Brown’s art class to New York City Johnson County artist makes the big time.” Accent 9 Sept. 2009

2007 Jonathan Marx, “Downtown Dangenart Gallery Celebrates Friendship, Growth”, The Tennessean, Sunday August 26, 2007
David Maddox. “Nashville Visual Arts Events, September 1 – 10”, (Blog – Nashville Science) August 29, 2007
“Exhibits: Tall Grass Gallery”, Star Newspaper, Park Forest, IL, April 5, 2007
Works of Wes Sherman, eNews Park Forest, IL, www.enewspf.com, March 30, 2007
“Summit Painter is a student of art history”, The Independent Press, Wednesday, March 28, 2007
“Wes Sherman: Abstraction and Portraiture”, The Independent Press, Wednesday, January 24, 2007
2006 David Maddox. More Year End Recapping, (Blog – Nashville Science) December 23, 2006 (http://perambulating.blogspot.com/2006/12/more-yearend-recapping.html)
“Painting by Numbers”, p. 18, Nashville Lifestyles, June/July 2006
David Maddox. Critics Picks. Nashville Science. – June 15
Jeff Cummins. “Artists Explore Abstraction in Exhibit at Summit Gallery”. The Observer – January 6
Ralph Bellantoni. “Generating Influences: Two Generations of Modern Artists to Display Work in Summit”. Courier News. – December 1
Art Fag City Blog. New World Orders: Vision and Re-Vision. artfagcity.blogspot.com – December
2002 The Times, Munster, Indiana
The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennessee
2000 InReview, Nashville, Tennessee
1997 Hickman County Times, Centerville, Tennessee

Wes Sherman - CoronCOLLECTION:

Tall Grass Art Association, Park Forest, Illinois
Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, New Jersey
Dream Catchers, Greenwood Valley, Colorado
Pinnacle Bank, Nashville, Tennessee
ETC Management, Nashville, Tennessee
First Tennessee Bank, Nashville, Tennessee

 

EMPLOYMENT:

Wes Sherman - Goya's Monster 1

Adjunct Professor at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Raritan Valley College, Brookdale College, and Warren County College (2003 – Present)
Studio Assistant for Gary Stephan (2003 – 2005)
Teaching Assistant in the Department of Visual Arts, Mason Gross School of Visual Arts, Rutgers University (2001 – 2003)
Coordinator of Summer Educational Programs and lecturer at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum (2002 – PRESENT)
Art Teacher, Nashville Christian Schools, Nashville, Tennessee (1998–2000)

Wes Sherman - Goya's Monster 2EDUCATION:

UNDER GRADUATE: Lipscomb University 1991
GRADUATE: Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 2003

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