A Retrospective of Paintings by Sherry Zvares Sanabria, GW Alumna BA '59

Oatlands Stairs, Acrylic on Museum Board, 30"x40," 2004

On display May 15-Sept. 7, 2015

Born in Washington, DC, Sherry Zvares Sanabria, BA The George Washington University, and MFA The American University, is an artist of national and international renown. For most of her career the focus of her luminous paintings has been spaces and locales where people have experienced profound moments in their lives. She was drawn to spaces no longer inhabited, and she rendered them with haunting precision and dramatic light and shadow.

During her professional life she has had 30 one-person exhibitions at public and private spaces, including the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; The American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC; Ellis Island Immigration Museum, New York; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, MD, as well as in principal US galleries. Her work has also been included in over 40 group exhibitions.

Ms. Sanabria’s works are included in many permanent collections as well as in numerous corporate collections: 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; The Charles E. Smith Company, Philip Morris USA, VA; Benchmark Capital, Menlo Park, CA; and in many private collections in the United States, England, France and Austria.

The exhibit is on display at the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus, Enterprise Hall, 44983 Knoll Square, First Floor Gallery, Ashburn, VA 20147. It is free and open to the public. A reception will be held on Saturday, May 16, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The exhibit hours are 7 a.m.-9 p.m., 7 days a week. Please contact building security to ensure access at (703) 726-3511or (202) 815-9741. For more information please contact the Office of Corporate and Community Relations by email or by calling (571) 553-5002.