About the Artist

Sherry Stephens was born in a small college town in Ohio, the eldest of four children, growing up intrigued by her grandfather’s photography, her mother’s drawings, and the various handcrafted works of her father, grandmothers, and aunts.Teaching neighborhood children, cousins and younger siblings how to draw, paint, and sculpt using the clay dug out of the banks of the local stream were favorite and formative activities. She met her husband, who is a painter, in a college art class, and they have three sons and two grandchildren.

Her first camera was a tiny 2” Kent camera complete with small scale mail-away film won at a carnival, and her fascination with photography grew from that. Desiring to know about multiple media, she earned a BFA from The Ohio State University and an MFA from Pratt Institute in New York. She has had careers in interior design, graphic design, industrial design, sculpture, and finally teaching at Palm Beach State College. Stephens has experimented constantly with new forms and media, always keeping up with technological advances, always incorporating photography, always drawing upon the possibilities of the new, and frequently taking long periods of time to stretch one medium to its limit. Though she has keep one foot firmly grounded in the rich soil of past experiences and traditional techniques, her other foot is always moving forward into to the new.


Post Graduate Studies, Barry University, Miami, FL
MFA Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
BFA The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Undergraduate Studies, Ashland University, Ashland, OH

Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Associate Professor of Visual Arts
The School District of Palm Beach County – Certified K-12 Art Teacher
Best Wishes from Sherry Stephens, Inc – Limited Edition Doll Sculptor
Michael R Abramson Graphic Design, New York City
Charles Butler Associates Graphics & Industrial Design, New York City
ISD (Interior Design Division of Perkins & Will Architects), New York City
Schooley Cornelius Associates Architects, Columbus, OH

Group Exhibitions:
Jadeite Gallery, New York, NY – NYC4PA “Geometry” Fall 2016
4th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, Berlin, Germany Fall 2016
fotofoto Gallery, Huntington NY Phone-ography Exhibition, Dan Burkholder jurist
7th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Award finalist “Still Life & Abstractions”
2015 Seattle King County Metro and PGNW Panorama Public Art
Location 1980, Costa Mesa, CA “Celebrating Southern California”
Von Liebig Art Center, Naples, Fl “Camera USA”
Picturing The World Family: www.theworldfamily.net , 25 selected artists showcase the contemporary world family
Craft Gallery, West Palm Beach – “Feels Like Home”
5th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Award finalist – “The Invisible Woman”
Palm Beach International Airport
Darkroom Gallery, Essex, Vermont
Palm Beach Photographic Center, West Palm Beach, FL
The Gallery at Eissey Campus, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Theatre Gallery, Eissey Campus, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Dario Gallery, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL
Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL
Brooklyn Museum Fence Art Show, Brooklyn, NY
Pratt Institute Galleries, Brooklyn, NY
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Professional Associations:
InFocus – Palm Beach Photographic Center
NEA – National Education Association
NAPP – National Association of Photoshop Professionals
AFC – Association of Florida Colleges
FEA – Florida Education Association