Image: Self Portrait, Watercolor, Pen & Ink, 11"x17" 2014                                     


Lendeh Sherman is an Liberian-American artist and Washington, D.C native. Raised by parents who emigrated from Liberia, West Africa as foreign exchange students in 1978, Lendeh finds inspiration from her African heritage and explores themes of identity in landscape, portraiture and pattern design. 

Encouraged to take art classes since elementary school, she was recommended by her Wheaton High School art teacher to attend the nationally recognized, county-wide advanced art program at the Visual Art Center located at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, Maryland.  

Lendeh further developed her skills at The Cooper Union for the Advancement in Science and Art, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  There, she discovered her love for digital and interactive design. Since graduating, Lendeh has worked in the field of graphic design and has exhibited her artwork in shows and festivals including the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery, International African Arts Festival, Artdc Gallery at Lustine Center, the Embassy of Liberia in D.C., Artomatic, A.I.R. Gallery and FestAfrica. She currently works in Northern Bethesda’s Artist and Makers Studio.