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2003: University of Maryland: College Park, MD

David C. Driskell fellowship recipient MFA: Sculpture

2002: Internship Award: Sculpture Conservator at the Smithsonian National Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC

1997: Bowling Green State University: Bowling Green, OH

BFA: Sculpture/Ceramics


Awards, Grants and Fellowships

2018: New York State Council on the Arts: Individual Artist Commision Grant.

2018: Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency Pilot Program Fellowship, Washington County, NY

2014: Artist in Residency Award: The Arts Center of the Capitol Region, Troy, NY

2012: Strategic Opportunity Stipend, NYFA, Grant awarded in support of exhibition

2010: Best in Show: Albany Center Gallery: Members Exhibition, Albany, NY

2007: South East College Art Association: First Place Members Exhibition

2006: West Virginia State Professional Development Grant, State of WV Division of Culture and

History, Charleston, WV

2006: Faculty Development Grant: College of Fine Arts, Marshall University

2006: National Endowment for the Arts grant support for Delaware Center for

Contemporary Arts Artist in Community Residency

2006: Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts Residency fellowship

2005: Faculty Development Grant: College of Fine Arts: Marshall University

2005: Award of Excellence: Purchase Award: WV Juried Exhibition: Charleston, WV.

2004: ORBI: (Ohio River Border Initiative) Grant for Artist travel.

2003: Outstanding Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture: International Sculpture Center:

Sculpture Magazine

2003: Finalist: International Sculpture Center Switzerland residency: awarded by the

Aeschlimann foundation

2003: Alumni Association Award: University of MD: College Park: artwork presented to the

College of Arts and Humanities

2002: Graduate Thesis Research Grant, University of Maryland: College Park

2002: David C. Driskell award/assistantship, University of Maryland: College Park

1999: Residency Grant: Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT


Exhibition History

Solo Exhibitions

2008: after everything else: Mesaros Galleries, West Virginia University Morgantown, WV

2007: Ornamented: Fall Solos: Arlington Arts Center, Arlington VA

2006: Vestigial: Delaware Center of the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

2005: New Sculpture: Claire Sherwood: The Esther Allen Greer Museum University of Rio

Grande: Gallipolis, OH

2003: Claire Sherwood: Recent Work, Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD

Two and Three Person Exhibitions:

2013: Overgrown, Geoffrey Detrani, Alexis Grabowski, Claire Sherwood, The Arts Center of The

Capitol Region, Troy, NY

Claire Sherwood and Ali Della Bitta: Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY 2013:

New: 2013: Geoffrey Detrani, Claire Sherwood, Alexis Grabowsk, Art Center of the Capitol

Region, Main Gallery (August 2013), Troy, NY

2012 Domestic Subversions Recent works by Mimi Graminski, Claire Sherwood, and Lindsay

Stern. Kingston Museum of Contemporary, Kingston, NY

Icing: Claire Sherwood and Emma Copley: Arts Center of the Capitol Region: Troy, NY

2006 Claire Sherwood and Foon Sham: Birke Art Gallery: Huntington, WV

2004 Claire Sherwood and David Meyer: Mount Saint Mary’s University: Emmitsburg, MD

Selected Group Exhibitions and Performances


-2/2018-9/2018: Upon the Ground, Below the Water, Albany Airport gallery, Albany, NY

- 4/2018-6/2018: True North: LabSpace, Hillsdale, NY

-5/2018: Square Peg, Round Hole, The Church, Troy, NY

-6/2018-9/2018: Spatial Oddities, LabSpace Gallery, Hilsdale, NY

-7/2018: Jay Clay, clay invitational, Jay, NY

7/2018: Being Alive, The CHurch, Troy, NY


• Nasty Women of the North, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY (organized and curated exhibition)

• Taconic North, LABspace, Hudson, NY

• Emerging Sculptors, Strand Center for the Arts, Plattsburg, NY


•Reclamation : Group Invitational exhibition: CollarWorks Gallery, Troy, NY.

-The Space in Between: Group exhibition, Upstate Artist Guild Gallery, Albany NY


• Work/Drawing: Group invitational exhibition: Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY.

• Skype, Skulpt, Studio: video performance piece: collaboration with Seattle based artist Susan Robb. Curated by Cable Griffth, Cornish College of the Arts, Main Gallery of Art, Seattle, WA

• Albany Airport site specific exhibition: site specific sculpture installed and displayed June 2012- June 2014: Albany International Airport, Albany, NY

• Time.Space.Place an exhibition by four installation artists: Sterz, Claire Sherwood, Jessica Houston and Micaela de Vivero. The Arts Center Gallery, Saratoga Arts Council, Saratoga Springs, NY

• Faculty Exhibition, Esther Massry Gallery, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY 2010

• Mortise Collar Tendon, invitational traveling group exhibition, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY and Union College, Schenectady, NY

• Constellations of Women, invitational group exhibition, Anderson Creative, Canton, OH

• Faculty Exhibition, Esther Massry Gallery, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY 2008

• Autobiographies: 6 West Virginia Artists, Invitational group exhibition, The Clay Center, Charleston, WV

• Buswater II: Invitational group exhibition: Charleston, WV


• Exhibition 280: Huntington Museum of Art: Huntington, WV (juried: Mark Masuoka)

• Primed: Washington Project for the Arts auction gala, The Corcoran Museum,

Washington, DC (invitational)

• South Eastern College Art Association annual members juried exhibition: Museum of

Culture and History, Charleston, WV (juried: Dr J. Susan Isaacs)

• The Appalachian Landscape: Bob Ross don’t live here no more: Group show in benefit of The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Huntington, WV

• State of West Virginia Faculty Exhibition, State Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV


• Majestic National: National Juried Exhibition: Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, OH

• Birke Art Symposium: Invitational Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Huntington, WV

• 30 Artists Think Yellow: Invitational, Taylor Art Annex, Charleston, WV

• Faculty Exchange Exhibition: Bradley University, Peoria, IL

• Centerpiece Auction: 25th

Silver Anniversary: WPA Art Auction Gala, Corcoran Museum:

Washington DC (Invitational)


• Oppidan Arts: Inaugural Exhibition: Morris Building Art Gallery, Huntington, WV

• WV Juried Exhibition: State Cultural Center, Charleston, WV (catalogue)

• WV State University: Collaborative Faculty Invitational Exhibition, Institute, WV

• Snowshoe Institute: “The Best in Human Endeavor” Snowshoe Mountain Resort,

Summersville, WV

• “I really want to see...” the best of DC/Baltimore: Invitational Exhibition, Gallery Four,

Baltimore, MD

• “Existing to Remain” District of Columbia Art Center, in conjunction with NCECA (The

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) Invitational Exhibition


• Summer Invitational: Radcliffe Gallery, Chestertown, MD

• Sculpture and Video Installation: “Markings” Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, in

conjunction with Baltimore Sculptors Inc. Frederick, MD

• “Diverse Works”: Alpan Gallery: Director’s Choice, Huntington, NY

• “Flora” U.S. Smithsonian Institute: National Botanic Gardens, Washington DC

• “Detour: alternate route” Stamp Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park,

MD (Invitational)

• “Death” Area 405: Baltimore, MD (group Invitational, catalogue)


• Sculpture Magazine: Outstanding Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture

Exhibition: (catalogue) Juried by: David Collins, Director of Storm King Art Center, Tom

Otterness and Susan Taylor, Director of the Princeton Art Museum) Grounds for

Sculpture, International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ

• MFA Biennial Exhibition: Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts,

Wilmington, DE

• Three Generations: (group, invitational) Washington Square, Washington DC


• Magnificent 7: Wohlfarth Gallery, Brookland, MD (group, invitational)

• Sculpture Garden Show: Francesca Anderson Fine Art Portraits North, Lexington, MA

(group, invitational)

• Not I. Am I?: International Show: CirclePoint Art space, Washington DC (catalogue)

• Sculpture Now: 2002: Washington Square, Washington DC


• Graduate Student Show: West Gallery: University of Maryland, College Park


• Clickers: Emerging Artists: Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY


• Drawing Regional: Lake George Arts Project: Courthouse Gallery, Lake George, NY

• Women of the Northeast: (group, juried) Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY


Conference Presentations 2008

• Southeast College Art Conference (SECAC), Paper: Sculpture and Collaboration 2007

• Southeast College Art Conference (SECAC), Paper: Extending Personal Research Behind Prison Walls

• Southeast College Art Conference (SECAC) Session Co-Chair: “You are... Where? Making Art Far From Metropolitan Areas”



2018: Elizabeth Murray Pilot Residency Program, Washington County, NY

2014:  Artist in Residence: The Arts Center of the Capitol Region, Troy, NY

2006: Artist in the Community Residency: Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

1998: Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT