Collection: Scott Sherman


1. What do you do when you’re not making art? (Day job etc...).

I work in tech to pay the bills.

2. Why do you make art?

I didn't know I had a choice! But, seriously, art allows me to express and comment on this crazy world.

3. What inspires you?

A blank canvas. It also scares me.

4. What/who are your influences?

Joan Mitchell. It's amazing she not only held her own with de Kooning, Guston and Kline, but, I think, surpassed them at a time when women were underrepresented and underappreciated.

5. If you could meet anyone dead or alive who would it be?

I wish I could go back in time to the Cedar Bar in New York City and sit down and have a beer with Joan Mitchell, Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, Franz Kline and other painters. They all regularly met and drank there. A fine time it would be.

Read our interview with Scott Sherman in the AllArtWorks Featured Artist Series here.