Jane Sherry Resume

To find out more about Jane, read her Biography and Artist's Statement or just browse her blog.

Collections, Shows and More

Selected Collections

The United States Library of Congress, The Butler Rare Book Library at Columbia University in NYC, The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, The Museum of Modern Art Library/Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection, The New York Public Library, The Getty Museum, The University of Minnesota, The University of Iowa, The University of Delaware, The University of Wisconsin, The University of California-San Diego, Dartmouth, Yale, University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt Library and The College of William and Mary & the private collections of Tom Otterness, Barbara Ess, Kiki Smith & Joseph Nechvatal

Selected Installations & Publications & Exhibitions


Poem published in the North Carolina Bard Anthology-- a chapbook poetry collection published by James P Wagner of Local Gems Poetry Press in LI, NY


Poem Family published in the North Carolina Bard Anthology-- a chapbook poetry collection published by James P Wagner of Local Gems Poetry Press in LI, NY


Donation to Filmmakers Coop of Scary Women 1 of an edition of 2 accordion style artist book


Anthology Archives, the Filmmaker's Cooperative New Year's Screening of Topless January 25th, 2020; Topless the film lives in this archive by Andrea Callard


Jean-Michel Basquiat and Artist and His New York Scene February 2019 at the Schunck Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, part of a group show of work from the seminal show of summer 1980 The Times Square Show with artists Tom Otterness, Jenny Holzer, Jane Dixon, Kiki Smith and more. Catalogue written by art historian John Bezold includes stills from Topless

Punk Lust Show at the Museum of Sex NYC, mixed media drawing Which War is This, Are You a Masochist? curated by Carlo Mccormick


Primary Information republished JAA where my story Cummandoes is part of the group of writings. Originally Published "Cummandoes" in Just Another Asshole published by Barbara Ess and Glenn Branca in 1983. Reprinted again in 2018

Rough Trade: Art and Sex Work in the Late 20th Century curated by Greg Ellis and Brian Paul Clamp, NYC August 2, 2018- September 22, 2018

The exhibition explores a little known history at the crossroads of the sexual underground and popular culture. The show is organized to coincide with “David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night” at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and includes work by David Wojnarowicz, along with John Barrington, Mark Beard, Kenny Burgess, Larry Clark, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Fred Halsted, Peter Hujar, Mark Morrisroe, Joe Parker, Tomata du Plenty, Bill Rice, John Sex, Jane Sherry, Pedro Slim, Samuel Steward, and Tommy Vallette, as well as a rich array of related ephemera.

See this article about the show in Dazed

A quote from Greg Ellis, one of the curators in an email to me: "Your work quite frankly is some of the most potent and powerful in the show. Your explicit use of your history also informed the show and gave it direction. After all we eventually settled on the seismic shift in sexual politics that occurred during the decades of the latter half of the 20th Century. Your candidness and forthrightness are sterling examples of this."

Pieces of Mine Displayed in the Show Rough Trade

November 2018 reprinted Published "Cummandoes" in Just Another Asshole published by Barbara Ess and Glenn Branca by Primary Information published by James Hoff

Punk Lust: Raw Provocation 1971-1985 at the Museum of Sex NYC November 29, 2018 - November 19, 2019 group show, curated by Carlo McCormick and reviewed by Rolling Stone Magazine


Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects September 2016 screening of Experimental Super-8 Docu-Drama Topless with Cara Perlman


The Book Undone: Thirty Years of Granary Books, Butler Rare Book Library at Columbia University, NYC, September 8th, 2015- January 9th, 2016


Clothesline Benefit Art Sale for ABC No Rio Gallery, December 5th, 2014 at ABC No Rio

In & Around Collaborative Projects at Spectacle Theater, Screening of film Topless made with Cara Perlman, shown in Brooklyn, NY

The Real Estate Show Extended at ABC No Rio Gallery, NYC, April 9-May 8th, 2014 Other articles about The Real Estate Show


Times Square Show Revisited at Hunter College Art Gallery, The Bertha & Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, NYC September 14-December 8th, 2012; Read interview


Group Show Printed Matter in New York City, NY, The Colab Show

2000-2015 Studies in the Healing Arts, Created Satya Center with co-founder Curtis Lang, created online art gallery at Satya Center.com


Group Show The University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson, Arizona Love &/Or Terror: A Book Arts Exhibition-August & September 2003


When Will The Book Be Done –Published by Granary Books


Private Showings of Photographs & Cyber Art- worked on Cyber Business Development


Talkback Magazine-Lehman College-Internet Magazine

A Decade of Granary Books -Minnesota Center for Book Arts Jan. 6- March 16,1996

Group Show Forum For Contemporary Art in St.Louis, Mo
New Media Magazine March Issue-Portrait of Michelle Fischer of Pac Bell


Artists Space- Artists Select- Recommended by Tom Otterness
The Berman Museum of Art- Ursinus College, Pa.-Venus Unbound
Request Magazine Nov. Techno Issue- Portrait of Sinead O'Connor


Solo Exhibition in conjunction with the publication of limited edition Venus Unbound - a 48 page artist book printed from plates made from original paintings with text culled from a dozen years of dream journals-41 copies made +2 Artist Proofs

Three Exhibitions at Granary Books Gallery in NYC; Printed Matter bookstore has a copy for sale of Venus Unbound


Group Shows include Granary Books Gallery in NYC, Herron Test Site Gallery in Williamsburg,Brooklyn, & The Triplex Gallery-Borough of Manhattan Community College


Group Show 80 Washington Square East Gallery in NYC-curated by Brook Alexander


Group Shows include Lawndale East End Show-University of Houston & The Commerce Street Warehouse-both in Houston, Tx


Group Show Susanna Sheffield Gallery & Solo Exhibition Little Egypt Gallery-both in Houston, Tx


Group Shows include Susanna Sheffield Gallery, Houston Art League's Art Against Aids-curated by Ibsen Espada, Lawndale East End Show-University of Houston, & Diverse Works all in Houston, Tx

Solo Shows include Harris County Public Library & Diverse Works Bookstore- both in Houston, Tx

December 1984 Performance with Tron Von Hollywood at Diverse Works Houston, Tx. To hear some of the work of Tron Von Hollywood & Jane Sherry on Tellus Audio Magazine go to this link and start playing the tape at 51.29 to hear "Get on to it".

1983-1984 The Story of a Lower East Side Art Gallery at ABC No Rio Gallery, The Erotic Psyche Show with Jane Sherry, Aline Mare, Bradley Eros, Bruce Gluck, Eva de Carlo NYC.

Published "Cummandoes" in Just Another Asshole published by Barbara Ess and Glenn Branca. Reprinted again in 2018 by Primary Information


The Tin Pan Alley Days


Poetry Reading

Group Show The Times Square Show, also screened Topless as well as an installation with Aline Mare and several drawings exhibited.

OtherGroup Shows include Tin Pan Alley, ABC No Rio Gallery, A Space-curated by Arlene Raven, AIRGallery- curated by Lucy Lippard, Printed Matter with Mike Glier, The Library Show with Barbara Ess -all in NYC and in Denmark

Artforum Magazine collaborative pages with Barbara Ess based upon Just Another Asshole magazine we produced together, edited by Ingrid Sischy

Articles Online about The Real Estate Show






Group Shows by Collaborative Projects include The Times Square Show- curated by John Ahearn & Tom Otterness, Doctors & Dentists Show- curated by Robin Winters, The Manifesto Show- curated by Jenny Holzer & Coleen Fitzgibbons in NYC; Articles online include the following How the Times Square Show Changed the World in 1980, and from Interview Magazine: Times Square, the Underbelly of NY Culture and Hyperallergic's article on TSS

Film, Video, & Performance


Performances at various NYC Cabarets & Clubs including La Mama Theater Cabaret, The Pyramid Club, & ABC No Rio -all in NYC & Rudyard's & Diverse Works in Houston, Tx

Live Cable Performances on Channel C in NYC, Experimental Super-8 Docu-Drama Topless with Cara Perlman screened at The Mud Club, Club 57, Tier 3, O.P.Cinema, The Times Square Show-all in NYC & screened in conjunction with the publication of Sehr Gut-the magazine-in West Berlin , Germany


Houston Post, Blonde on Blonde, Public News- in Houston, Tx
Granary Books, ABC No Rio, East Village Eye, Artforum, Spanner Magazine, Art News- in NYC
Morning Call in Allentown, Pa & The Arts Connection of Bucks-Mont Courier in Harleysville, Pa


Born 6-27-53

Jan.1971 Graduated The Wheatley School, Old Westbury, NY with honors

1973-1974 Art Classes at SUNY at Geneseo,NY

1975 Awarded Full BFA Scholarship to Parson's School of Design

1977-1978 Art Classes at CUNY at Hunter

1999-Present Studies in the Healing Arts, Creation of Talismans for individuals