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Sherri Nienass Littlefield

Sherri Nienass Littlefield

Sherri is a New York City based photographer and curator interested in data, collaborative projects and using contemporary art toward social good. Sherri was the director of Foley Gallery from 2016-2019, and was briefly the Interim Director of ClampArt in 2020. Projects curated by Littlefield have been featured at PULSE Art Fair, AIPAD, the Huffington Post, Affordable Art Fair, artnet, The Center For Book Arts, dnainfo new york and Whitewall Magazine.

She has served as a juror and reviewer for many competitions, including Photo Lucida Critical Mass (2020), PDN’S The Curator (2019), Photoville, Palm Springs Photo Festival and PDN’s Photo Plus. She will be a portfolio reviewer for Photolucida in 2022.

As an artist, Sherri has exhibited her art internationally, including the Brighton Photo Biennial, the Orlando Museum of Art, the Aperture Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art – Georgia. She currently serves on the Board of the New York Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers.

Littlefield has previously been on faculty at the Savannah College of Art and Design (2012-2015) Parsons School of Design (2015-2018) and the International Center of Photography (2020-2021.) She is currently on faculty at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Maine Media Workshops and College where she lectures on social media, photography and professional practices. In addition to her many projects, Sherri is a Content Creator and Relations Coordinator for Nordstrom.

For curatorial projects and inquiries, please follow Sherri’s project treat gallery.

B.S. Florida State University
M.F.A. The University of Central Florida

Hello Franc, thank you for sharing this work with us. Pigeons remind me of people - constantly finding ways to adapt, persevere and simply survive. Pigeons come in a variety of colors but are generally the same DNA makeup, much like people - but are be treated different due to their colors (Dove v. Rock Pigeon.) While many equate pigeons to flying rats, they're incredibly smart animals that once had a place serving as military messengers due to their homing abilities. Pigeons are synonymous with metropolitan areas and will inevitably be found deceased. I'm drawn to your depiction of the pigeon as superhero because for me, it promotes a life well lived - even if only to its immediate flock. Much like when a "basic" (for lack of better words) family member passes away, they meant something to someone. I applaud the simple presentation and soft details you've incorporated into your work. I hope this will become a series, and I look forward to seeing what you create next.

Hello Daisy! Thank you for sharing your work with us. :) I can envision this photograph on a very large scale, taking up an entire wall at a tech start-up or large corporate business. Have you experimented with larger scales? This work has so many colors and details that I think one would truly become immersed in it. Your choice of color and placement is beautiful.