Location: United States
Born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens, NY.
A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in NYC, Kathleen McSherry has had a long career in advertising and marketing in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
She has taught at the School of Visual Arts, Syracuse University, Pratt Institute in New York, University of the Arts and Temple University in Philadelphia and Drew University in New Jersey.
Throughout her tenure as an art/creative director in advertising, she was also a cartoonist. Kathleen says "I believe that the cartoon is the purest form of communication. It has whimsy, insight and poignancy.” Her work has been exhibited in Europe, Japan, the Middle East and South America.
When diagnosed with MS, she worked through it by creating a series of sculpture using needles from her MS medication called “The Art of Acceptance.” She has worked in 3-D ever since. Her work has sometimes been called “three dimensional cartoons.”
Kathleen is always searching for new and satisfying mediums to tell stories, objects to work make art, and statements to communicate. So far, she has shown work locally and regionally.
Her studio is in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
This is a series of work regarding the juxaposition of found objects as an hommage to the lost and discarded.
It has almost religious quality while combining each abandoned piece so that together they elevate them to a wholly other form.
This a very personal series concerning my diagnosis of MS.