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Robert Sherer is an internationally exhibiting American visual artist/activist. His multimedia art explores race, gender and sexual identity. He is best known for his use of unconventional media (HIV+ blood and pyrography) and for four incidents of art censorship.

His career in the arts has also covered such disciplines as arts juror, critic, lecturer, educator, art dealer and international art competitor. Sherer studied the two-dimensional arts of drawing, painting and printmaking at Walker College, Atlanta College of Art, Georgia State University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where he received his M.F.A. degree in 1992.

In 2002, he represented the USA in the Triennale de Paris in Paris, France. In 2001 and 2007, he represented the USA in the Florence Biennale in Florence, Italy. In the 2007 competition, Sherer was awarded a Lorenzo de Medici (il Magnifico) medal for his American Pyrography series.

Sherer’s work is the subject of an art book titled Blood Works: the Sanguineous Art of Robert Sherer. The publisher's website:

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