Whitney Sherman, Pink is...Acting Boldly

Whitney Sherman

Whitney Sherman

Award-winning editorial illustrator Whitney Sherman has worked as an art director, designer, creative director, lecturer, and contributing writer and associate editor of the History of Illustration. Her work has been exhibited at Axis Gallery/Tokyo, Design Museum/London, and in the US at the Norman Rockwell Museum, Museum of American Illustration, National Postal Museum, Gallery Nucleus and Giant Robot. Sherman uses drawing, collage, linocut, xerograpy and design in her illustrations mixing analog and digital worlds. Her earliest influence was the illustrated label on the Quaker Oats container which she drew many times as a child. Her work is in the collections of Andre Braugher and Anne Tyler and in the Library of Congress permanent collection. Sherman was included in the Library's exhibition and book Drawn to Purpose, American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists. Her Breast Cancer Research stamp is the longest running issue in US history, which has raised to date over $84 million for research.

Through her company Pbody Dsign, she creates limited edition homewares and ceramic pieces. She is Founding Director of the MFA in Illustration Practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and co-directs Dolphin Press & Print there. Sherman conducts workshops based on her book Playing with Sketches.


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