"For many years, images of interiors and facades of old buildings have made up the theme of my paintings. I am drawn to the walls and spaces of such edifices by the magic of light, the organization of architectural elements and the perception that these spaces are filled with and colored by the spiritual remnants of the lives lived in them. Thus, they are haunted by such memories, heavy with the presence of the past"
Born in Washington D.C., Sherry Zvares Sanabria, who holds a BA from The George Washington University and an MFA from The American University, is an artist of national and international reputation. For most of her career the focus of luminous paintings has been those spaces and locales where people have experienced profound moments in their lives, places that seem to hold the spirits of those who inhabited them.
During her professional life she has had 22 one-person exhibitions at public and private spaces, including the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., The American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C., Ellis Island Immigration Museum in New York, as well as at galleries in Washington, D.C., New York City, NY, Georgia, Virginia and New Jersey.
Her work has also been included in over 40 group exhibitions, including Williams College Museum in Massachusetts, The American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, The university of Richmond, Virginia, Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, The Federal Reserve System and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, both in Washington, D.C., and the Bermuda National Museum, in Hamilton, Bermuda.