The Royal Academy of Arts Announces Cindy Sherman as Honorary Member of the Royal Academy

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LONDON.- Cindy Sherman was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, 1954. She studied art at Buffalo State College (1972–6), concentrating on photography. Her photographs are portraits of herself in various scenarios that parody stereotypes of woman. A panoply of characters and settings are drawn from sources of popular culture: old movies, television soaps and pulp magazines. While the mood of Sherman’s early works ranges from quiet introspection to provocative sensuality, there are elements of horror and decay in the series from 1988–9. Her work has been the subject of countless major international exhibitions including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1997), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Musée d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, and Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (1997–2000); the Serpentine Gallery, London and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (2003), and the Jeu de Paume, Paris (2006), Kunsthaus Bregenz,