Painter Sherri Wolfgang is known for her figurative works, which draw on sources ranging from Renaissance painting traditions in combination with Old Master painting techniques. Born in New York City, she received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, followed by graduate studies at New York University.
Wolfgang has received critical acclaim for her series statement paintings, Crazy Making, on mental illness, Twisted, on women and cosmetic surgery, and her most recent work, Nick.e.lo.de.on, her figurative work.
Historically, she frequently portrayed her nude figures as examinations of the various female archetypes found in visual culture, with a caricatured sexuality and studied emotions. She applies different subject matter and genres that she has passionately pursued: Anatomy and Figure, Expressionism, Portraiture, Self Portrait, the Nude and the interplay of light, color and texture by the Dutch Masters, broadly represented across her many images of fine art. All of her recent work has been done with a wide variety of medium, including charcoal, conte’, graphite, oil, resins on canvas, paper, wood. Her more recent works include portraits of a male dancer with 16th Century Mannerist aesthetics. She has begun work on the next series combining Renaissance sensibilities with contemporary cultural figures; American Pathos.
As a young artist, Wolfgang founded an enormously successful illustration studio in New York City in 1983, The Dynamic Duo Studio, Inc. Through the years The Dynamic Duo Studio won numerous industry awards for its covers for the New York Times magazine, Worth, Barrons, Time, Forbes, Business Week, Der Spiegel plus other recognition for work that appeared in national and international newspapers. In addition, illustrations from The Dynamic Duo have been the centerpiece for some of the most famous advertising campaigns in the U.S. (Coca-Cola, IBM, Burger King, Reebok, NBC, Nike, MTV, and Nickleodeon). Although Wolfgang’s early commercial career revolved around illustration, she has always maintained her fine art roots in traditional painting.
Wolfgang has also exhibited at The Dacia Gallery, NYC, The Housatonic Museum of Art, The William Ris Gallery, Hamptons, NY., The Silvermine Gallery and The City Lights Gallery, Connecticut and nationally throughout her career.
Wolfgang’s work is currently represented by The Dacia Gallery, NYC.