“After spending my childhood in Europe, I came back to New York as a young teenager: I was struck by the endless vitality and diversity of the City.
I love sculpting Women, Men and the Animals they love - their Daemons and their Familiars - because they are, to me, the manifest face of this immense City.”
At Hunter College, Ella Sherman studied sculpture with Tony Smith, designed costumes for the theater department and, after graduation, continued as costume designer at La Mama ETC. Of note: the Broadway showcase of the phantasmagoric extravaganza “Gloria and Esperanza” by the late playwright Julie Bovasso.
At the Art Students League, she studied painting and drawing with Michael Burban, Sherry Camhy, Sharon Sprung, Joseph Peller, and sculpture with Anthony Antonios, wax to bronze with Oscar Garcia.
Ella’s ceramics, jewelry and sculptures have been exhibited in New York and New Jersey, at Craft shows, Stores and Galleries.
A Lifetime Member of the Art Students League, recipient of the Schneider Merrit 2018/19, an Associate Member of the National Sculpture Society, her work has been shown recently at an Art Students League fundraiser for the ASL Bronze Artists, in July 2016; at The Phyllis Harriman Gallery of the Art Students League, in May 2018; at The Salmagundi Club 2017 Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, in August 2017 and again in August 2018
January 2019, "Ariadne's Thread" wins the Medal of Honor for sculpture at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 122nd open juried exhibition.
July 2019, her latest sculpture "Circe and Ulysses", winner of the Red Dot Award, was exhibited at the Art Students League.