Sherry Owens

Sherry Owens, a native Texan, lives and works in Dallas. She received a BFA from Southern Methodist University in 1972, the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award in 1999, was the West Texas Triangle artist in 2010 with a comprehensive survey at five west Texas museums, and received the Artist/Craftsman Award from the AIA Dallas in 2014.

 

She is a former president of the Texas Sculpture Association, has served on various art boards and was a co-founder of the Emergency Artists' Support League. Her work has been shown throughout Texas and the southwest and internationally in Peru, Greece, Turkey and India. She recently had a show at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in San Antonio and has completed a large public art project for the Love Field Modernization Program at Love Field Airport in Dallas. Her work is in many private and corporate collections.

 

Owens is known for her meticulous crepe myrtle sculptures, as well as large outdoor works in bronze and steel. Informed by observations in nature, she constructs nest-like objects using twigs and branches to create both dense, chaotic forms and open drawings in space.