Gretchen Schermerhorn is a printmaker and hand papermaker, and her work often combines the two media. Her work is a study of mapped visual relationships between humans, science, politics and psychology. More specifically, she is interested in depicting the short lived genetic bond that forms between us when we engage socially-be it through virtual communication or open discussion. She communicates visually through diagrams of imagined space involving interaction, entanglement, memory and contemplation.
Ms. Schermerhorn is currently the Artistic Director at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. She received her MFA in Printmaking from Arizona State University in 2004. She has completed artist residencies at Women's Studio Workshop in New York, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper in Chicago, Seacourt Print Workshop in Northern Ireland, and California State University. Her prints, installations and works on paper works have been exhibited in New York, Boston and Washington DC, and her work is in national and international collections. She currently teaches in the printmaking department at the Corcoran College of Art + Design.