Sherry Ruden

Sherry’s life began in China’s greatest cultural city – Shanghai. Surrounded by culture thousands of years old, she developed a deep appreciation for the spirit of Chinese art; a unity of painting, poetry, and calligraphy. After quitting her job as an accountant, she attended the prestigious Shanghai University of Fine Art. Traveling throughout China, her early works focused on landscapes and village studies primarily in oil. She has had multiple exhibitions at Shanghai Fine Art Museum – at the time the only gallery that exhibited works of contemporary artists.

After graduating with honors, she decided it was time for a change and moved to Seattle, Washington. For over a decade, Sherry has worked as a graphic and UX designer leaving nights and weekends open to pursue her unique artistic voice. Always active in the local art community, her personal journey has evolved from the more traditional figurative to pure abstraction.

With a deep interest in western calligraphy – based on ancient scriptures, Sherry now incorporates these traditions into her series of Chinese rice paper collages. With her Asian heritage combined with a love of cultural travel, she sees endless ideas through their native materials and languages.

Sherry seeks to communicate from within the beauty of color and form. To pursue these inspired emotions without a boundary of East and West.



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