Sherrie Levine received her BA and MA at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. A pioneer of appropriation art, Levine re-photographed and meticulously re-created many famous works of art, raising questions of authenticity, seriality, the power of the creator, and feminist interpretations. Biographical material is limited because Levine refuses to participate in the myths that surround artists.
Primarily a photographer and appropriation artist, Levine's works on paper are predominantly in aquatint and photogravure. Some of her most notable work in prints includes Equivalents (After Stieglitz): 8, L'Absinthe, and After Cezanne.
Solo exhibitions of Levine's work have taken place at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (Hartford), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Portikus (Frankfurt), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, 1995), Kunstverein (Hamburg, 1999), The Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles), and Georgia O' Keefe Museum (Santa Fe).