Biography

Cindy Sherman is best known for her work in photography and film, which have been lauded as works that critique ideals of gender and identity. Best known for the serious Untitled FIlm Stills (1977 - 1980), her works have been praised for their examinations of female stereotypes in mass media, such as in film, television and advertising. Often subverting popular notions of beauty, Sherman's works tends to turn portrayals of beauty on its head, staging her own photoshoots that portray her in various poses and costumes. Her work in photography has associated her with the Pictures Generation, which also includes Robert Longo, and have been the subject of exhibitions in The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Broad Museum, Los Angeles, amongst others.