Hush, Hush

Paintings by Katherine Sherwood
Painting by Katherine Sherwood
Sunday, Mar 11, 2007 to Thursday, May 31, 2007
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
United States

Katherine Sherwood teaches in the Art Department at UC Berkeley. Her mixed-media paintings gracefully juxtapose abstracted medical images, such as cerebral angiograms of the artist’s brain, with calligraphic renderings of ancient symbols. Her paintings investigate the point at which the essential aspects of art, medicine, and disability intersect—playing with our striving to know more, to control our future.

Sherwood has exhibited her work in many solo shows and group exhibitions, including “Visionary Anatomies” at the National Academy of Sciences in 2005, “Inside Out Loud: Visualizing Women’s Health in Contemporary Art” at the Kempner Museum in 2004, and the Whitney Art Museum biennial in 2000. She has also exhibited in New York, Chile, Japan, and Thailand. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowship, the Adaline Kent Award from the San Francisco Art Institute, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.