Robert Sherman
Seascape # 3
Hand-made tiles, beveled glass, and wood, 2012

Robert Sherman is a visual and performing artist. He explores the art of the mosaic and crafts brilliantly colored, hand-made clay tiles. He then smashes them into shards and re-assembles the pieces into vibrant borders, often to frame beveled mirrors. Last spring, he studied Byzantine mosaic techniques in Ravenna, Italy. Sherman is also known for his raku-fired clay masks, which he featured in ritual performances at museums, galleries and festivals at, among others, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, and in France at the Festival Mondial Theatre and Festival des Arts Traditionnels. His masks have been featured in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Sherman has been an arts educator at Hunter College Campus Schools for over 27 years and received the Studio Potter Magazine award for “Outstanding Clay Educator.”