Biography

Deidre SchererDeidre Scherer’s thread-on-fabric work has been shown in over two hundred exhibitions worldwide including solos at The Baltimore Museum of Art; the Maltwood Art Museum, Victoria, BC; and the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY.  In 2007 she was featured in Camilla Rockwell’s documentary, Holding Our Own, which was screened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and aired on VPTV.

Scherer’s pieces are in publications such as the renowned cover of When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple and throughout OWL’s 2010 Mother’s Day Report. She wrote about the evolution of her art in Deidre Scherer: Work in Fabric & Thread (C&T Publishing, 1998).

She received Arts Fellowships from the Vermont Arts Council and the Open Society Institute, and the 2008 Humanities Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The Rhode Island School of Design honored Scherer with their 2010 Alumni Association Award for Artistic Achievement “for the innovative medium of textile art she has developed, and for her thought-provoking investigations of our society’s views of aging, reflections on life, death, family relationships and the welfare of future generations.”

In numerous private collections, her work is also found at the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA; and the Museum of Science in Boston. Scherer has enjoyed collaborating on private as well as public commissions including a tableau for the lobby of St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, NY and portraits of the Tuck School’s library directors and founders at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.