Sherry Arndt proudly resides in Buffalo New York with her, daughter Rhea and their beloved family pet, Meatball. Born in Erie Pennsylvania as an Army Brat, Arndt quickly learned to adapt to many moves from country to country and city to city. With the ever-changing landscape of location, personalities and cultures, she became interested in the psychology of the human experience. In 1998, Arndt obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. This interest and love of the human experience has parlayed into her artwork as you see it today.
In 2009, Arndt began her journey into the art world working with international artists and mentor, Mark DiVincenzo. In 2015, shortly after giving birth to her daughter, Arndt started to show her work professionally. She has shown her work in the United States as well as Canada.
Throughout a ten-year process of learning, researching and experimenting, Arndt developed an unconventional technique to her abstract work. Her paintings are typically vibrant, multilayered and textured. Arndt builds depth and dimension in her abstract paintings by layering paint with other material, such as sand, glass and textured mediums. The final step of this process is to pull away paint to reveal parts of the underpaintings. The results are somewhat unpredictable and leave a cracked surface that illuminates a “behind the scenes” view. Arndt’s paintings are tied to her original love of psychology in that they aim to be not only beautiful, but also to speak to the damage and history that we all hold behind the facade that we present to the world.
My art’s intent is to illustrate the inner workings of one’s emotional person. We all hold secrets, scars, experience, and history. Much of this we hide throughout our daily lives behind a calm, put together facade. Eventually, something or someone will break this well constructed wall. This is when we see the cracks in our foundation, revealing our true inner self. Due to such events, we change and build strength. I attempt to capture these pivotal breaking and necessary moments in one’s life through my paintings.
Throughout a ten-year process of learning, research and experimenting, I developed an unconventional technique to my abstract work. My paintings are typically vibrant, multilayered, and textured. I build depth and dimension in the paintings by layering paint with other material, such as sand, glass, and textured mediums. The final step of this process is to pull away paint to reveal parts of the underpaintings. The results are somewhat unpredictable and leave a cracked surface that illuminates a “behind the scenes” view.
2020 — “DeConstruct” Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo NY
2019 — “EMOTE” 1045 Elmwood Gallery for the Arts, Buffalo NY
2017 — “Pretense to Pretending” 1045 Elmwood Gallery for the Arts, Buffalo NY
2016 — “Unkept”, Project 308 Gallery, Tonawanda NY
2022 — Queen City Fine Arts Juried Show, Tonawanda, NY
2021 — Junior Buffalo League Show House, Buffalo NY
2021 — “Work in Abstraction” Buffalo Art Movement, Buffalo NY
2019 – 2020 — ArtSpace 106, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario CA
2019 — The “Brilliant” Juried Exhibition at NYA Gallery, New York NY
2019 — “Blue Mind” Juried Exhibition at 3rd on 3rd Gallery, Jamestown NY
2019 — Queen City Fine Arts Juried Opening Show, Buffalo NY
2018 — 27th Annual Juried Regional Artist Exhibition, Buffalo NY
2018 — Elmwood Ave Festival for the Arts, Buffalo NY
2018 – 2017 — Big Orbit Gallery Member Show, Buffalo NY
2017 — Modern Works WNY Artist Group Juried Exhibition, Buffalo NY
2017 — Carnegie Art Center Member Show, Buffalo NY
2016 — Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center Member Show, Buffalo NY
2012 — United Hands of Hope Art Award
2020 — Buffalo Rising, article
2017 — Niagara Gazette, article
2017 — West Seneca Bee, article
2017 — Cluffalo Painting Workshop Scholarship, East Aurora NY
2013 – present — Tutorship with Mark DiVincenzo, Buffalo NY
1998 — BA, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro PA
2022 – Buffalo Society of Artists
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