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Alex Sher Art

American

Alex Sher is an award-winning American underwater fine art photographer whose admiration of feminine sensuality heralded him to worldwide acclaim.

Sher was born in Ukraine in 1962 and started taking photographs at the age of twelve. He graduated from Kyiv University in 1984. Two years later, he volunteered as medical personnel to support the Chernobyl nuclear disaster recovery. When asked about that time, Sher says "Having no clue how much radiation you are getting makes you appreciate every breath — pretty much what you feel underwater."

Sher started showing his photographs in the early 1990s; however, he considered himself an amateur until his work was stolen from an exhibition in Kyiv.

Sher immigrated to the United States with his family in 1995 and currently resides in Los Angeles. As a former biologist and an ocean diver, Alex is deeply concerned with the decimation of kelp forests along the California Pacific Coast.

Sher’s underwater photographs emerged in 2011. In 2015, after participating in a photo competition, his works were exhibited in Paris at the Louvre Museum and later at museums in London, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other major cities. Sher's first personal photo exhibition was held in 2016 in Los Angeles by the Bruce Lurie Gallery. Since then, he has had six exclusive exhibitions, has been in numerous group exhibitions, and has participated in major US art fairs.

Sher's artistic style is marked by the transition from photographing marine wildlife at the very beginning to figurative nudity, with a majority of monochrome black and white works. His most recent pieces showcase minimalism and abstraction with bright colors through a quiet, eye-catchy, and charming combination of figurative and abstract art.

Sher is an excellent underwater coach who trains his models on how to control their breath and buoyancy, as well as their feelings. He also teaches spiritual blending with the water and modeling techniques for different underwater cameras.

Sher generously shares his artistic and technical innovations. His ideas inspire underwater photographers around the world. His first photo book, Mermaids, was published in 2018. He has been represented by Touchon Gallery since 2019.

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(Biography provided by Touchon Gallery)

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Artist: Alex Sher
Circus - underwater nude photograph - print on aluminum 26x36"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a topless young woman dancing on dark blue background. Original digital print on aluminum plate signed by the artist. Limited edition of 12 The artwork ...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Metal

Adventure - underwater nude photograph - print on aluminum 30x36"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater photograph of a topless young woman in bright red dress. Original digital print on aluminum plate signed by the artist. Limited edit...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Metal

Apriel - underwater black & white nude photograph - archival pigment 35 x 43"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a beautiful topless young woman, Apriel swimming in the pool. Original gallery quality archival pigment print - signed by the artist. Limited edition of 24 Paper size: 36x44...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper

Brushstroke - underwater photograph from series REFLECTIONS - aluminum 20x36"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
“Brushstroke” is a part of Alex Sher’s popular series REFLECTIONS - underwater photographs that could be almost mistaken for abstract paintings as they bring up recollections of mast...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Metal

Sweet Dream - underwater nude photograph - print on paper 25" x 35"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white (sepia) photograph of a naked young woman covered with tulle. Original gallery quality archival pigment print on archival paper signed by the artist. L...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Cold Song III - underwater photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a man diving in the pool with bouquet of flowers Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper w...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Blue Mirror - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print 17.5 x 23"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater nude photograph of a beautiful young woman diving in the pool. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper w...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Bride - underwater black & white nude photograph - archival pigment print 44x35"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater black and white (sepia) photograph of a young woman in tule scarf - with distorted reflection of her body in the water surface. Original gallery quality archival pigment ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Deep Anesthesia - underwater nude photograph - archival print 17 x 23.5"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a nude model diving in blue light on a black background. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archiva...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Dragon Mouth Trip - underwater black&white nude photograph - archival print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater black and white nude photograph of a model diving in a swimming pool Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival pa...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Free Fall - underwater nude photograph - archival print 17 x 23.5"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked women diving next to her red dress. Original gallery quality digital archival pigment print on metallic paper signed by the artist. Paper size: 1...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Kaleidoscope - underwater black&white nude photograph - archival print 17x23.5"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a young women kaleidoscopically multiplied into a lacy artwork. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pi...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Pointe - underwater photograph - print on aluminum
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of ballerina tying up her shoes. Four years ago I wrecked my sailboat and was self-medicating with vodka at a Russian restaurant when I suddenly noticed a c...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Metal

Green Fairy - underwater photograph - print on paper 17.5" x 23"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a young woman wrapped in bright green tulle. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper with...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Green Bud - underwater photograph - print on paper 56" x 43"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a young woman wrapped in bright green tulle. Her head is above the water, hidden from the camera. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. ...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Whirlpool - underwater photograph - print on paper 19" x 17.5"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a young woman wrapped in bright green tulle. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper with...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Green Fairy - underwater photograph - print on paper 35"x27"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a young woman wrapped in bright green tulle. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper with...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Whirlpool - underwater photograph - print on paper 35" x 32"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a young woman wrapped in bright green tulle. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper with...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Green Bud - underwater photograph - print on paper 28" x 35"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a young woman wrapped in bright green tulle. Her head is above the water, hidden from the camera. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. ...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Green Bud - underwater photograph - print on paper 46" x 35"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a young woman wrapped in bright green tulle. Her head is above the water, hidden from the camera. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. ...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

No Way - black & white nude photograph - archival pigment print 22x35"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A black and white photograph of a perfect woman's buttocks and her handcuffed hands giving a finger. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the artist. Limited e...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Digital Pigment, Archival Pigment

Under - underwater black & white nude photograph - archival pigment print 35x51"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a young naked woman in a pool. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the author. Limited edition of 24 Paper size...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Eyes and Stripes - underwater b&w nude photograph archival pigment print 35"х25"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Underwater black & white photograph of a young naked women. her face and classic breast are covered with sunbeams. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the arti...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Freediver - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print 24x18"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a young naked dark hair woman in the pool. A transparent silk scarf slid off her shoulders opening the breasts and partially covering the hips and pubis....
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

In the Hall of the Mountain King - underwater b&w nude photograph - paper 24х35"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a naked female dancer in the pool. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Exquisite Ghost - photograph of an underwater reflection - archival print 24x35"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
“Exquisite Ghost” is a part of Alex Sher’s popular series Reflections - underwater photographs that could be almost mistaken for abstract paintings as they bring up recollections of ...
Category

2010s Abstract Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Praying Mermaid - underwater b&w photograph - archival pigment print 48x35"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a young topless woman in a pool. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the author. Limited edition of 24 Paper si...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Under - underwater black & white nude photograph - archival pigment print 43x63"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a young naked woman in a pool. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the author. Limited edition of 24 Paper size...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Under - underwater black & white nude photograph - print on aluminum 36x53"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a young naked woman in a pool. Original digital print on aluminum plate signed by the artist. Limited edition of 12. Print #2 The artwo...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Metal

Under - underwater black & white nude photograph - archival pigment print 17x24"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a young naked woman in a pool. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the author. Limited edition of 24 Paper size...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment, Archival Paper

Pristine - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print 16" x 24"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a young naked woman in a pool. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the author. Limited edition of 24 Paper size: 18 x 24" Image...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Prophetess - photograph of an underwater reflection - archival print 20 x 35"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
“Prophetess” is a part of Alex Sher’s popular series Reflections - underwater photographs that could be almost mistaken for abstract paintings as they bring up recollections of maste...
Category

2010s Abstract Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Bubbles - underwater photograph - archival pigment print
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of beautiful naked young woman breasts covered with air bubbles. “In my line of photography all best shots are ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Exquisite Ghost - photograph of an underwater reflection - archival print 16x23"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
“Exquisite Ghost” is a part of Alex Sher’s popular series Reflections - underwater photographs that could be almost mistaken for abstract paintings as they bring up recollections of ...
Category

2010s Abstract Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment, Archival Paper

Alice - photograph of an underwater reflection - archival print 25 x 353"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
“Alice” is a part of Alex Sher’s popular series Reflections - underwater photographs that could be almost mistaken for abstract paintings as they bring up recollections of masterpiec...
Category

2010s Abstract Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Astrologist - photograph of an underwater reflection - archival print 23x35"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
“Astrologist” is a part of Alex Sher’s series "Reflections" - underwater photographs that could be mistaken for paintings as they bring up recollections of masterpieces by Picasso, D...
Category

2010s Abstract Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Double Trouble - underwater black & white nude photograph - paper print 24 x 35"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of two naked young women in the pool. Original gallery quality archival pigment print on archival paper signed by the artist. Limited editio...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

The Scream - photograph of an underwater reflection - archival print 24x35"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
“Scream” is a part of Alex Sher’s popular series Reflections - underwater photographs that could be almost mistaken for abstract paintings as they bring up recollections of masterpie...
Category

2010s Abstract Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Under - underwater black & white nude photograph - archival pigment print 24x35
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a young naked woman in a pool. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the author. Limited edition of 24 Paper size...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Early Morning - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print 35"x27"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a young naked woman in a pool. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the author. Limited edition of 24 Paper size: 36"x29" Image ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Double Trouble - underwater black & white nude photograph - paper print 35"x 50"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of two naked young women in the pool. Original gallery quality archival pigment print on archival paper signed by the artist. Limited editio...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Champagne - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment 23x35"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photo of a naked young woman wrapped in air bubbles. The photograph depicts only her body, the face is not visible. A very bright eye catching artwork. The pool was f...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment, Archival Paper

Mermaids - a book of underwater nude and ocean wildlife photographs
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The book “Mermaids” has the best of Alex Sher’s underwater photography for eight years (2010-2017). It blends human erotics with the beauty of the ocean wildlife - transforming the c...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Magazine Paper

Porcelain - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print 35" x 52"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a two naked young women on neutral black background. Porcelain, aside from being an exquisite material, is the name of an exquisite photo series. The se...
Category

2010s Naturalistic Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Praying Mermaid - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print 35" x 25"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a young topless woman in a pool. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the author. Limited edition of 24 Paper si...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Prophetess - photograph of an underwater reflection - archival print 13 x 23"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
“Prophetess” is a part of Alex Sher’s popular series Reflections - underwater photographs that could be almost mistaken for abstract paintings as they bring up recollections of maste...
Category

2010s Abstract Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

The Scream - photograph of an underwater reflection - archival print 16 x 23"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
“Scream” is a part of Alex Sher’s popular series Reflections - underwater photographs that could be almost mistaken for abstract paintings as they bring up recollections of masterpie...
Category

2010s Abstract Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment, Archival Paper

Astrologist - photograph of an underwater reflection - archival print 15 x 23"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
“Astrologist” is a part of Alex Sher’s series "Reflections" - underwater photographs that could be mistaken for paintings as they bring up recollections of masterpieces by Picasso, D...
Category

2010s Abstract Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Steps - underwater photograph - archival pigment print 53"x43"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A light and very becoming underwater photograph of a girl walking down the steps in pool toward you. The light blue photograph shows no swimsuit neither any places where you would ex...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Alice - photograph of an underwater reflection - archival print 16 x 23"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
“Alice” is a part of Alex Sher’s popular series Reflections - underwater photographs that could be almost mistaken for abstract paintings as they bring up recollections of masterpiec...
Category

2010s Abstract Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Early Morning - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print 23"x17"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a young naked woman in a pool. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the author. Limited edition of 24 Paper size: 24"x18" Image ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment, Archival Paper

Song of Songs - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print 24" x 35"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked young woman with golden scarf on black background. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the artist. Paper size: 25" x 36" ...
Category

2010s Naturalistic Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Pristine - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print 43" х 61"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a young naked woman in a pool. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the author. Limited edition of 24 Paper size: 44 x 64" Image...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Praying Mermaid - underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print 23" x 17"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a young topless woman in a pool. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the author. Limited edition of 24 Paper si...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment, Archival Paper

Mercury- underwater nude photograph - archival pigment print 26" x 35"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked young women partially wrapped in bright red scarf - on black background. Original gallery quality archival pigment print signed by the artist. L...
Category

2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Ink, Archival Paper

In the Hall of the Mountain King - underwater b&w nude photograph - paper 16x24"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a naked female dancer in the pool. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Blood and Milk III - underwater nude photograph - print on paper 60x43"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater photograph of a topless young woman with white tulle scarf taking off her red skirt on bright red background. Original digital print on archival paper signed by the a...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Digital, Archival Pigment

Sky Dance - underwater black& white photograph - archival pigment print 24"x35"
By Alex Sher
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a female dancer in the pool. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper with ...
Category

2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Alex Sher art for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Alex Sher art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of blue, red, green and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Alex Sher in archival pigment print, pigment print, paper and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 21st century and contemporary and is mostly associated with the contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large Alex Sher art, so small editions measuring 8 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Trenity Thomas, Brian Finke, and Patty Carroll. Alex Sher art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $80 and tops out at $5,520, while the average work can sell for $744.

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