In this talk, Katherine Sherwood will start by her showing before and after images detailing the effect her cerebral hemorrhage had on her art. Soon after that occurrence, her new work was included in the Whitney Biennial. In the second part, Sherwood will show contemporary examples of vibrant and complex Disability Art. She will conclude by presenting two current series Brain Flowers and the Venuses of the Yelling Clinic.
Sherwood is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, NEA grant, Pollock Krasner grant, Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation fellowship and a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant. In addition to showing regularly throughout the United States, she co-curated the exhibition “Blind at the Museum” at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and organized an accompanying conference at UC Berkeley. She is represented by Walter Maciel Gallery in Los Angeles, George Adams Gallery in New York and Anglim Trimble Gallery in San Francisco. Katherine is a professor emerita at UC Berkeley in the Art Practice Department and the Disability Studies Program. She was the artist-in-residence at the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and is the co-founder of the art and disability collective The Yelling Clinic.
Katherine Sherwood, Blind Venus (for G.), 2018; mixed media on found linen, 90 x 114 inches. Courtesy of the artist.