Title: Artist's Studio with Sculpture
Medium: Welded steel
Sperry creates welded, polychrome, steel sculptures from found junkyard objects such as plows, balers, threshers, and disc harrows. "She submits the metal to transmuting fire, using the heat to fuse its opposite natures-- malleability and structural rigidity-- and officiates at its rebirth as art. -- April Kingley
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Hudson River Museum of Westchester, New York, 1998; A.I.R. Gallery, New York, 1997 and '92; Recent Gallery, Sapporo, Japan, 1995; David Floria Gallery, Woody Creek, Colorado, 1994; Honenin Temple, Kyoto, Japan, 1994; Floria/Brown Gallery, Woody Creek, Colorado, 1993; Sapporo International Exchange Plaza Gallery, Sapporo, Japan, 1992; Aspen Art Park, Aspen, Colorado, 1991; Sometimes It Takes 40 Years, Jayne Baum Gallery, New York, 1988; Lynn McAllister Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 1988; Ann Sperry: A Twelve-Year Survey, Newhouse Gallery, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York, 1987; New Work: Desires & Obsessions, Sculpture Center, New York, 1987; C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, 1986; Public Art Project, C.W. Post University, Long Island, New York, 1986; American Federation of Architects, Washington, DC, 1985; Winter Garden, 120 Broadway, New York, 1983; Lerner-Heller Gallery, New York, 1982; and Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, 1982.
Her selected group exhibitions include: National Sculpture Exhibition, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 1987; Vitality of Vision: Works by Women, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1987; Sculpture of the 80's, Queens Museum, New York, 1987; The Artist's Mother--Portraits & Homages, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, New York, 1987; Small Scale Abstraction, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, 1986; Kaldewey Press Artist' Books, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York also Chicago, Boston, Hamburg, Hanover, Frankfurt, and Berlin, 1986; Let's Play House, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York, 1986; Vital Space, Mokotoff Gallery, New York, 1986; and Letters, The Clocktower, New York, 1986.