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2003:            MFA SCULPTURE: University of Maryland: College Park, MD  David C. Driskell fellowship recipient          

1997:            BFA: Bowling Green State University: Bowling Green, OH

Awards, Grants and Fellowships

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:    Time. Place. Space.

2010:  Best in Show: Albany Center Gallery: Members Exhibition, Tim Kane, juror

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. Awarded by Donald Kuspit

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 Aeschlimannfoundation

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


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:

2014:    Summer exhibition at Salem Art Works: Cary House Gallery, Salem, NY

2013:     (May 2013) Claire Sherwoodand Ali Della Bitta: Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY

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

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

 2012: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


·       Work/Drawing: Group invitational exhibition: Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY.  Curated by Ken Ragsdale

·       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 to be installed June 2012-June 2013: 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


·       Mortise Collar Tendon, invitational traveling group exhibition, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY and Union College, Schenectady, NY  (currated by Ben Hillis)

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

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


  • 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



2012-2013 College of Saint Rose: Albany, NY

Visiting Assistant Professor: Foundations: Department of Art and Design

 Responsible for teaching foundations to first year fine arts majors, managing sculpture studio, ordering/budget for all student fees, overseeing student exhibitions and field trips.

 Classes Instructed: Two Dimensional Concepts, Three Dimensional Concepts, Color Theory

 2009-20012: College of Saint Rose: Albany, NY

   Adjunct Professor: Foundations Classes Instructed: Drawing I and II, Beginning Sculpture


2004-2009 Marshall University: Huntington, WV

Assistant Professor

Department of Art and Design: Foundations Coordinator


Responsible for teaching in all areas of foundations for BFA and non-art majors. Managing all aspects of foundation program including: curriculum development, studio facilities and budget, organization of Sophomore portfolio review, Advising students, coordination/scheduling of adjunct and GA faculty, organizing field trips, executing student exhibitions and evaluating incoming student portfolios.

Classes Instructed:

Introduction to Design, Three-Dimensional Design, Drawing I and II, Advanced Drawing, Mixed Media, Beginning and Advanced Sculpture and Senior Capstone.



University of Maryland: College Park

Adjunct Professor

Classes Instructed:

Two-dimensional design, Drawing I and Beginning Metal Casting


Northern Virginia Community College

Adjunct Professor

Classes Instructed: Beginning Sculpture, Drawing I and Drawing II          

Technical Skills

Sculpture shop equipment and materials:

·       Metal working: MIG, ARC and TIG welders, Oxygen and Acetylene torch welding and cutting, plasma torch, gas forge, metal band and chop saw, all basic metal working hand power tools.

  • Wood working equipment: band saw, rotary arm saw miter saw, joiner and planer and all basic hand tools.
  • Foundry/Mold Making: Rubber and plaster mold making processes, as well as, resin bonded sand and lost wax investment casting for bronze, aluminum and iron casting.
  • Miscellaneous: basic and industrial sewing machines
  • Studio safety and environmental policies and practices in regards to hazardous materials.

Video Equipment

  • Final cut pro and Mac platform video editing software
  • Mac platform DVD authoring software
  • 16, 8 mm and digital video cameras as well as HD video capability DSLRPhotography:

Digital Image making and presentation:

  • Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Lightroom software
  • 35mm film and B/W darkroom processes
  • Flatbed and optical slide/negative scanners
  • Large format and table top inkjet printers and dry mount press


Selected Department and University Service

  • 2004-2008 Foundations Committee, Chair (department)
  • 2005-2008 College of Fine Arts Grant and Planning Committee, Convener (college)
  • 2006-2008 Legislative Affairs Committee (University)
  • 2005-2007 Space and Planning Committee, Chair (department) worked to successfully plan new addition to art department building. New addition will house printmaking, photography and foundation studios and new digital lab.
  • 2006-2008 Scholarship Committee (department)
  • 2005 Graphic Design / New Media Faculty Search Committee (department)
  • 2006 Art Education Faculty Search Committee (department)
  • 2004-2008 S.C.O.R.E.S: assist in organizing “Portfolio Day”, part of a University festival that awards tuition wavers and awards to promising high school art students (department and college committee duties)e



-       Various mixed media workshops given at the Roarke Center; serving as an outreach center for people in Troy, NY

-various mixed media workshops and classes taught at the Arts Center of the Capitol Region, Troy, NY


  • Visiting Artist /lecture: West Virginia University


  • Visiting Artist/lecture: SUNY Plattsburg


  • Visiting Artist: Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution: Implemented mixed media and digital video workshop
  • Visiting Artist/Lecture: University of Delaware, Newark, DE


  • “Slide Jam” in conjunction with “Never Ending: Works by Women” exhibition: Huntington Museum of Art: Huntington, WV
  • Lecturer/Artist Talk: Rio Grande University: Rio Grande, OH


  • “Passages” permanent outdoor wall relief made with area youth group “ArtWorks” Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington WV
  • 2004 Visiting Artist: Red dirt Studios, Mt. Rainer, Washington DC: casting cement workshop and slide lecture
  • 2004 Visiting Artist: Roark Center: Troy, NY: “Braided Identity” workshop.
  • 2004 Lecturer/Artist Talk: Mount Saint Mary’s University: Frederick, MD


Conference Presentations


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


·       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”




·       11/14/2012: The Stranger, ‘Being There, Can You Skype Art?’ Review of collaborative performance with Susan Robb: Author jen Graves


·       3/9/2012The Times Union. ‘Icing on the Cake: Artist uses frosting to comment on gender issues’ Interview and review of upcoming exhibitions Author: Amy Griffin

·       1/31/2012 Post Star, “Artist Sweetens Group Show” interview and review of exhibition Time. Space.Place  at Saratoga Arts Center. Author: Doug Gruse


  • 7/2007 Graffiti News: WV News Alternative “Oppidan brings avant-garde art to Huntington” author Savannah Guz


·       19/27/2006: Herald Dispatch “Arts For All Visits Pullman Square”


·       12/19/2006: Artmatters: Montgomery Newspaper “Delaware Roundup” author Kristin Pazulski


·       8/15/2006: The News Journal “Artist helps female inmates share perspective” author: Tara Lynn Johnson


  • 4/10/05: Herald Dispatch “Youth create Passages at Museum” author: Christina Redekopp


  • 7/2/05: Herald Dispatch: “The Art of Nature: Marshall students make art out of natural objects” author: Dave Lavender


  • 10/13/05: The Gazz: supplement to the Charleston Gazette: “the Collapse of Civilization” review of work by Amy Williams


  • 10/20/02: The Parthenon: “New Gallery Brings Art to Community” author: Kelly Holleran



  • 12/10/05: Herald Dispatch: “Art Exhibit Showcases Diverse Work” author: Sarah Zopfi


  • 2/25-3/2 2004: Baltimore City Paper, “The Small d: Area 405 Takes on the Final Frontier”: author: Lily Thayler: review of “death” exhibition
  • 1/29/2004WETA channel 26: Washington DC: “Around Town” television review of “Flora” exhibition



  • 1/30/2004: The Baltimore Sun: Live section: review of “Death” exhibition



·       10/2003: Sculpture Magazine page 58: “Outstanding Student Achievement Awards”



  • 5/16/2002: The Washington Post; section C page 5; author: Jessica Dawson reviews“Not I. Am I?” exhibition at Circlepoint Art Space



  • 2/19/1999: Albany Metroland; Arts section page 39; author: Stacey Lauren

“Clickers” Exhibition Review






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


  • Vermont Studio Center: Johnson, VT




  • Dr. David C. Driskell collection
  • University of Maryland: College Park
  • Collection of West Virginia State: cultural history collection
  • Paul Hobart collection