ABOUT THE ARTIST
After a trip to the Galapagos Islands, Alex Sheriff has been inspired to create new worlds. They
are thick jungles, ocean bottoms, deep space, and other places unexplored where there still exists
the potential for new ways of being.
Using the familiar language of our own planet, Sheriff fills his worlds with peculiar animals,
plants, people, geology, and then blends these categories. These worlds where all matter is equal
can only be expressed through the language of abstraction. The inhabitants and their
surroundings, often as malleable as wet paint, cannot be exactly described by science and
therefore can only be understood through mythology.
Dreamy narratives are important in Sheriff’s work, landing somewhere between folklore and a
Kindergartner’s run-on sentence story.
EDUCATION 2016 Master of Fine Arts - Fine Art Parsons - The New School for Design, New York 2014 College Graduate Certificate - Television and Film Production, Sheridan College, Oakville 2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts - Drawing & Painting - OCAD University, Toronto SELECT EXHIBITIONS 2017 Fish on Land, Praxis Gallery, New York, NY 2016 The Mist People, Nuit Blanche @ 401 Richmond, Toronto, ON 2016 I Can Because You Do, curated by Alhena Katsoff, Participant Inc, New York, NY 2016 New Taxon, Bluewolf, New York, NY 2015 These Peoples, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON 2015 Tumblr IRL Presents: The Burrprint, Villain, New York, NY 2015 Finding Stars in Stucco Ceilings (screening), Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY 2015 Finding Stars in Stucco Ceilings (screening), Toronto Short Film Festival, Toronto, ON 2013 Young Collectors, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON 2013 Duvet Cocooned Goon, The Embassy, Toronto, ON 2013 Cut and Paste, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON 2013 Best In Show, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON 2012 Alex Sheriff and Nissim Aderet, Alison Milne Gallery, Toronto, ON 2012 97th Graduation Exhibition, OCAD University, Toronto, ON 2011 And Now This Too, Whipper Snapper Gallery, Toronto, ON 2010 And Now This, Isabel Bader, Toronto, ON 2009 Towne Square Gallery, Oakville, ON