Sheron Rupp was born in 1943 in Mansfield, Ohio where she spent her formative years. After graduating in 1965 with degrees in sociology and psychology from Denison University, she moved to the east coast. She considers herself a self-taught photographer, as her beginnings with photography emerged after she dropped out of draw-ing and design evening courses at the Boston Museum School and bought her first "real" camera around 1969.
In 1980, she followed her love of art and photography by graduating in 1982 with a MFA degree in photography from a combined program between Hampshire College and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Sheron Rupp's color photographs are in the permanent collections of many museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The J.Paul Getty Museum, among others. Most recently Sheron Rupp's color photographs have been included in group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art: The Steichen Gallery (2011-2012) and Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography (2010).
She has received a Guggenheim fellowship (1990), as well as National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowships (1994 & 1986), and Massachusetts Artists Fellowships (1987 & 1984).
Sheron Rupp has taught photography at various local colleges in the area where she now lives in western Massachusetts, a place she now considers home after living there for 38 years.
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