“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 and Oscar Garcia.
Ella’s ceramics, jewelry and sculptures have been exhibited and sold in New York and New Jersey, at Craft shows, Stores and Galleries.
A Lifetime Member of the Art Students League, recipient of the Schneider Merit Award 2018/19, an Associate Member of the National Sculpture Society, her work has been shown and sold numerous times at the Phyllis Harriman Gallery at ASL.
At the Salmagundi Club Painting and Sculpture Exhibition in August 2017, she exhibited "Dream Catcher"and in August 2018. "The Boxer".
In January 2019, "Ariadne's Thread" won the Medal of Honor for sculpture at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 122nd open juried exhibition.
In July 2019, her sculpture "Circe and Ulysses" won the Red Dot Award, was on display at the Art Students League.
In 2020, "The Falcon Cannot Hear the Falconer"went virtual on the CLWAC website and "Avatar" was displayed on line, in exhibits by both the National Sculpture Society and ASL.
April 2021 Ella was elected member of the CLWAC and in May "Reconstructing Liberty"is shown at the CLWAC 124th Annual juried exhibition and is granted the Council of American Artist Societies, Inc, award for a Traditional Sculpture.