Matthew Sherman is a New York based photographer and visual artist. Ostensibly, his photography depicts architecture—or those situated in and around it—as a subject. The intention, though, is less simple. Rooted in a skepticism toward our use of language to articulate the complexity of human emotion and the immeasurable individuality of ideas, his intention is to use the design and orientation of space, manifested in the context of architecture, to frame an instinctual and visual description of those ideas and emotions that proves more authentic.
A graduate of Hamilton College, Sherman studied History, Economics, and Art. He focused on the philosophy of history, a subject that evolved into a lens through which he examined the social implications of 20th century imagery and art in America. This concentration led to a career in graphic design, and soon inspired his work in photography. All of Sherman's compositions, framed with a geometric intensity, are informed heavily by an understanding of where history and art intersect.