People / Sherry Grauer

Artist. Sherry Grauer was born in 1939. She studied Art History at Wellesley College (1956-1958), spending her junior year (1958-1959) studying at L’ecôle du Lourvre and L’atelier Ziegler in Paris, and the San Francisco Art Institute (1959-1960, 1962-1965). She subsequently moved to Vancouver, and began showing with the Bau-Xi Gallery. Grauer’s work is noted for negotiating the boundary between painting and sculpture, in regards to her experiments with relief and surface volume. She has had solo and group exhibitions across the country, including at the Moore Gallery (Victoria), the University of British Columbia Fine Arts Gallery, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. She has also made work for many private, public and corporate commissions, such as Crows, Seagulls, Swallows (1978) for the Department of Public Works, and Flirting Seals (2003) for North Growth Management. In addition to her artistic practice, Grauer served on the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Art Gallery, acting as Secretary (1975-1976), sat on granting juries for the Canada Council for the Arts (1978-1979), was a Visiting Artist Scholar at Churchill College, Cambridge University (2001), was a member of the inaugural jury for the Joseph Plaskett Foundation Award (2004).