~~ The documentary video of Sherri's Ancestresses & Wise Women and its corollary Conversations Among Women was juried into "Voices: An Artist's Perspective" at the NAWA Gallery in NYC, April 2015.
~~ Sherri presented the MSU-B Department of Art & Women's Studies Lecture, "Cultural Considerations: Socially-Engaged Art in China", Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:30 p.m. in the LA 205.
~~ The video "Compages: Populus" has been included in the Los Angeles Art Association's Multiple Feeds as a response to a video from Kristine Schomaker. Videos will be shown at LAAA's Gallery 825, October 11, 2014 to November 7, 2014.
~~ As Director of Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art, Sherri posted a response to the Ms. Magazine Blog article, Feminism in China: Risky, But Rising by Jill Koyama.
~~ The video "Corporal Cognizance" has been juried into MTV: Momentum Technology Videos online film festival at Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers University.
~~Sherri has been added to Rutgers' Institue for Women and Art Momentum: Women/Art/Technology Directory .
~~Sherri recently joined The Feminist Art Project (TFAP) as the regional representative for Montana. https://feministartproject.rutgers.edu/home/
dded to Rutgers' Institute for Women and Art's Momentum Directory for Women/Art/Technology, featuring my Yellowstone River Grotto.
~~The video "Corporal Cognizance" was accepted into the show Disconnected, at the Transmission Gallery in Oakland, California. Runs June 6 - July 19, 2014.
~~As Chair of the International Caucus of the Women's Caucus for Art, Sherri directed an art-based cultural exchange on behalf of WCA and at the invitation of LuXun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China, that occurred in April 2014. The theme was Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art and included an exhibition of Chinese artists curated by Gallery Director Wang Yi Gang and Co-Curator Yin Ou Zhao and artists juried through WCA as well as a small delegation of WCA members, who traveled to Shenyang to create art collaborations, community and common understanding.
I find myself most attracted to art that is aesthetically appealing, offers an opportunity for self-reflection and has the potential to change a perception. Art that brings thinking, action, transformation, inspiration and soul into the experience. Art that builds a relationship with the social and political worlds. Socially-engaged art. Joseph Bueys talked about making art that "scratched on the imagination" and thus caused viewers to become internally active.
I agree with those who believe that there are no longer grand narratives to explain the whole world and that each of us must continue to reformulate our questions and seek new answers as we learn and grow. My work, influenced by degrees in Political Science and Art as well as my experiences with advocacy, activism and campaign work, is often a physical manifestation of these questions and sometimes leads me to answers. I desire to develop art and correlating events that engage the psyche of viewers and participants to the point where they, too, become moved to question, to consider, to act.