Alexandra N Sherman explores the landscape of the mind in her art through watercolor, installations, and collage. She seeks to give the viewer an intimate experience through small-scale, evocative watercolors and collages that explore the human existence, our sense of connection, and the responsibility we have to ourselves, others, and the environment.
Many experiences have led to Alexandra becoming the artist she is today. She spent a portion of her childhood living in London and traveling across Europe where the art and architecture to which she was exposed became the foundation for her art. As a result of her travels, she developed a fascination with illuminated manuscripts and 18th, 19th, and early 20th century painting. She grew up in the antiques business and has been collecting art and antiques since she was a child. Growing up in the foothills of the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains rooted her love of the natural world and the necessity to protect it.
She was the curator of the Dadian Gallery, assistant curator for Mobil Corps modern art collection, and has worked in several frame ateliers learning conservation framing techniques, and the French paper art of cartonnage. After earning her BA in Philosophy of Religion from Elon University, Alexandra continued her studies at the Corcoran College of Art. She received her MFA in drawing and painting from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has held artist residencies in Washington, DC and Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has taught experimental and experiential watercolor and collage classes in many different settings. Alexandra’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums, and can be found in private collections and institutions.