Vicki SHER

Vicki Sher (1966), an American artist from Brooklyn, has taken part in numerous international fairs and exhibitions in New York. She combines her work with written poetry, in particular the poems of Charles Simic, whom she listens to while working. She attempts to create bridges between figuration and abstraction. She develops a work that is deliberately close to the notion of joy and the feeling of beauty, finding her source of inspiration in Nature. Landscapes, flowers, the air, light and gravity are some of the many elements to be seen in her work. Through her intuitive gestures, often combined with vegetal structures, she works with color codes in a poetic sense of rhythm. Transposed onto paper, the combinations and adjustments of the shapes, lines and vibrant color blocks heighten the musicality and the rhythm, often leading the viewer towards stronger emotions.
Vicki Sher uses transparent tracing paper a lot. By layering it sometimes with other sheets of paper, she can create multi-layered compositions allowing her to play with the feeling of depth and additional space while preserving the balance of her creations. She likes a lot of space in her work and tracing paper makes it possible for her to keep that space open and aerated.



1992 M.F.A. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1988 B.F.A. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Fountain, frosch&portmann, New York, NY
2017   Into the Light, Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville TN
Field Day, George Gallery, Charleston, NC
2016   VOLTA Art Basel, with frosch&portmann, Basel, Switzerland
PULSE NY Art Fair, with Uprise Art, New York, NY
2015   The Voice At 3AM, frosch&portmann, New York, NY
2013   Always Bring Flowers, frosch&portmann, New York, NY
2012   Yes/No, frosch&portmann, New York, NY
2010   Home, frosch&portmann, New York, NY
2008  Featured Artist, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY
2005  Nature Walk, Jessica Murray Projects, New York, NY
2002  Vacation from Murder, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Salon Art Paris, Le Grand Palais, Paris, Galerie Louis Gendre
Berlin – New York, Galerie Louis Gendre, Chamalières, France.  Catalogue  Press release
2018  Drawing In/Drawing Out, Phillips Museum, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Art on Paper Fair, with Frosch and Portmann Gallery, New York, NY
2017   Cross Sectional Views, Pentimenti gallery, Philadelphia, PA
PULSE, Miami, with Pentimenti Gallery, Miami, FL
Paper Giants, Part 3, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
At Home, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville,TN
2016  Paper Giants, Part 2, The Volland Store, Alma, KS
10 Shades of White, frosch&portmann, New York, NY
2015   Cosmicomics, frosch&portmann, New York, NY
South of North, East of No West, Lowe Mills Gallery, Huntsville, AL
Family Ties, 500X, Dallas, TX
“so different, so appealing”, frosch&portmann, New York, NY
2014   Soccer Mom, curated by Danielle Tegeder, New York, NY
White Silver, and Gold, Callicoon, NY
Second Family, curated by Julie Torres, New York, NY
Paper Giants, Proto Gallery, Hoboken, NJ
DUSK Editions, opening exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
Do It Yourself, BOS (Bushwick Open Studios), organized by Julie Torres, Brooklyn, NY
2013   End Times, Sphinx gallery, NYC, curated by HKJB (Jay Henderson and Ben King)
2011   Tompkins Projects West – at Dan Graham, Los Angeles, CA
ChainLetter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
2010   Santa, frosch&portmann , New York, NY
No Plans For Today, Fun Times Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Kickoff, frosch&portmann, New York, NY
2009   Mother/mother, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Lineweight, TSU Gallery, Kirksville, MO
2008   Landscape, Portrait, Pattern, Hallway Bathroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Works on Paper Benefit, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
A Soft Place to Land, OAG Gallery, Livingston Manor, NY
2007   Summer Group Show, OAG Gallery, Livingston Manor, NY
2005   NADA Art Fair, Miami, FL, with Jessica Murray Projects
2004   Grotto 2, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2003   Grotto, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY
1999   Artist files 1999-present, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY
1998   Group Show, Perrelli Fine Art, Baltimore, MD
Reading Between the Lines, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1995   Whose Body is it Anyway? Mills Pond Gallery, Smithtown, NY
1993   Annual Group Invitational, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
1991   Gallery Artists Invitational A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
Regional Invitational, Iowa Art Center, Sioux City, IA
At Swim Two Birds, Hall Gallery, Iowa City, IA


Cosmicomics, frosch&portmann, New York, NY, 2015
Cannonball!, frosch&portmann, New York, NY, 2012
Observant, ISE Gallery, New York, NY, 2010
Mean and Sneaking, Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
No Plans For Today, Fun Times, Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2010


2017    Hutson, Laura, Nashville Scene, Critics Pick-Vicki Sher at Red Arrow Gallery
2016    Gotthardt, Alexa, Artsy, PULSE’s 15 Best Buys under $10,000
Purssey, Amy, Artreport, Conversation Between Artists at Pulse NY
2015    D’Agostino, Paul, BKMAG, Space Specters- From Calvino to Tarantino
Micchelli, Thomas, Alien Forms-.‐Cosmicomics at Frosch&portmann
2014   Peyton, Cydney, A Common Task, Catalogue Essay: Paper Giants
Young, Geoffrey, Catalogue Essay: Paper Giants
2013    Rutherford, Michael, Vicki Sher at frosch&portmann,
2012    Wright, Dusty, Talk, Talk, Talk, Culture Catch
2011    Butler, Sharon, Vicki Sher, New Work, Two Coats of Paint

Fellowships and Awards

2014   Virgina Center For Arts (VCCA) Resident Fellow
2012   MacDowell Colony Fellows award- Summer residency

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