Over the years, Stephen Sherman has lived, worked, and studied in numerous cultural epicenters, including Shanghai, London, Tokyo, Paris, and Los Angeles, and he has traveled to over 25 countries. During his explorations, he photographs countless subjects and landscapes. Educated in electrical engineering and computer science with a minor in visual arts, Stephen Sherman has developed complex algorithms that he applies to much of his photography to produce visual centerpieces with interpretive meanings. His works run the gamut from idyllic and patterned images of nature to mosaic collages made up of hundreds or thousands of photographs to infusions of dense imagery created from the layering of natural and artificial patterns found in his photos. In the end, many of Mr. Sherman's works embrace ambiguity, leaving orientation and interpretation up to the viewer.
Much of Mr. Sherman's art shows the influence of abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock and pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. However, he believes his artistic inspiration derives more from two schools of music theory, contemporary maximalist and new complexity, both of which emphasize heterogeneity, complex systems, and multidimensionality. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Mr. Sherman contributes to preservation- and humanitarian-oriented nonprofits during his free time, including Greenpeace and the Robin Hood Society.