SHERRI K. MCEUEN
Artistically influenced by Dalí and Picasso, Sherri McEuen has been an accomplished sculptor, animator and surrealist painter since the 1970's. Her bronze work is in the renowned museum, Musee' D' Art Moderne. Graduating from California Institute of the Arts in 1978, she majored in experimental animation. She participated in the making of "Astronauts & Jellybeans", an animated film featured in the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, and other films that won the Cine Golden Eagle and Chris Plaque Awards. Sherri uses clay and bronze to capture youth, beauty, grace and innocence in the female form.
Self taught as a sculptor, she first experimented with bronze casting in 2001 when she segued into her new medium, bronze sculpture. Sherri's subject matter is drawn primarily from the female form. She celebrates youth, beauty, motherhood and freedom. Her ceramic sculptures are visionary, one of a kind and push the edge celebrating Mardi Gras, Carnivale, they are raw and she uses 24k gold lusters to create a focus on battle scars, lips and the crowns on her angels and princesses. She uses numbers to depict time, how we use our time, how much time we have left. Her sculptures include political topics for women as in the 'Me Too' movement, depicting strong women-always.
2022 Sherri was the only living artist represented in the renowned museum, Musee' D' Art Moderne in Palm Desert on El Paseo Drive, among artists including Pollack, Warhol, Moore, Banksy, Basquiat, Rothko, Haring, Park, Moses, Bischoff, Smith, Diebenkorn, Still, Weeks and Miro'.
2022 Sherri exhibited in Galerie Perlita in Palm Desert on El Paseo Drive.
2015 Sherri was among 90 artists with work in a digital display at the Louvre.
2015 Sherri was in a group of artists offered the Botticelli Prize at "Casa Di Dante" Museum of Florence for important artistic personalities.
2014 Sherri was among 80 artists invited to exhibit in "La Grande Exposition Universelle" at the Eiffel Tower.
2007 Sherri was commissioned by MG Eagle Entertainment to design the "Global Peace Music Award". The ceremony is dedicated to global harmony, peace and equality, and is joined by UNICEF to protect children throughout the world.
2007 Sherri was featured on the cover of "The Best of California Artists & Artisans Vol. 1" book, winning "The Best of the Best Award".
2006 Sherri was showcased in the "Life in Contrast" exhibit at the Los Angeles Pacific Design Center.
2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2022 Sherri received an invitation to exhibit in the Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy. The Biennale is an official partner with the United Nations program "Dialogue among Nations". In this exhibition 890 artists from 72 countries came together regardless of faith and values to participate in a global peace effort through the arts.
2005 Art & Antiques Magazine distinctively recognized Sherri as one of “Their Picks for Emerging Artists to Watch” in their February Emerging Artists edition.
"Designed in bronze and ceramics, my sculptures exude the provocative, passionate and bold uniqueness of the female spirit."