Sherry Zvares Sanabria (1937-2014) is an artist of national and international reputation, whose luminous paintings focus on the spaces and locales where people have experienced profound moments in their lives, places that seem to hold the spirits of those who inhabited them.
With a showing at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC in 1980, Sanabria’s painting career has included 40 one-person exhibitions in such public and private spaces as The American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC; The Alexandria Black History Museum, Alexandria, VA; Ellis Island Immigration Museum, New York; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, MD, as well as at galleries in Washington, DC, Virginia, Georgia, New Jersey and New York City.
Her work has also been part of more than 40 group exhibitions: The Williams College Museum, MA; Columbia/Barnard University and The American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY; The University of Richmond, VA; Vanderbilt University, TN; Katzen Museum, The Federal Reserve System and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, all in Washington, DC and the Bermuda National Museum, Hamilton, Bermuda. Her paintings have been featured in numerous publications, including: Who’s Who in American Art, American Artist, Southern Accents, Virginia Living, New American Paintings, Art in America, The Washington Diplomat and The Washington Post, among others. Her work is also featured in the books, Fixing the World and The Ashen Rainbow by Ori Soltes.
The permanent collections of museums or other public spaces also include Sanabria’s works, as do numerous corporate and private collections, both nationally and in Europe. Among the public collections are: The Phillips Collection, The Washington Post Company, Washington Convention Center, AARP, KPMG Peat Marwick, American University, The George Washington University, The Vice President of the United States Residence Foundation, all in Washington, DC; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, MD; The McGraw Hill Publishers, New York; Philip Morris USA, VA; and private collections in the United States, England, France and Austria.