LA-based artist, Sherin Guirguis uses site, text, and recovered histories to engage audiences in a dialogue about power, agency, and social transformation through art. Her research-based practice seeks to heighten...
LA-based artist, Sherin Guirguis uses site, text, and recovered histories to engage audiences in a dialogue about power, agency, and social transformation through art. Her research-based practice seeks to heighten the understanding of marginalized and contested histories, in particular those of women that have often been forgotten and/or erased.
Guirguis cross-pollinates architecture, text, and narratives that translate into paintings, sculptures and site-specific installations to reactivate lost narratives. Her featured work “pyramid" problematizes the history of decoration and ornamentation and its relationship with social structures, cultural identity and women’s agency. Here, materials, colors, and patterns are the visual language through which viewers can access these histories and, through abstraction, experience a sensory activation of the liminal experience of migration.
Guirguis has had solo museum exhibitions at the Craft Contemporary Museum of Los Angeles (2018) and the American University’s Tahrir Cultural Center, Cairo (2019). Her work was featured in Desert X 2017 and 2020 and has been shown internationally in Dubai, Sharjah, UAE; Guadalajara, Mexico; Frankfurt, Germany and Venice, Italy. Guirguis’ artworks are in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Minnesota Museum of American Art, Orange County Museum of Art; the Houston Museum of Fine Art, among others.
She has been awarded several prestigious grants and fellowships including, the 2014-2015 City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship.