Sondra Sherman is a painter and jewelry designer based in San Diego, California. Her work explores the role of jewelry as a conveyor of personal identity and subjective psychological experience in a societal context. She graduated with degrees in Painting and Jewelry from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, then attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where she lived and worked for a decade. She has taught at institutions including Rhode Island School of Design and Savannah College of Art and Design, and has served as head of the Jewelry and Metalwork program at San Diego State University since 2010. She has exhibited and lectured extensively to international audiences. Her work is featured in museum collections such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Museum of Art and Design, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (both in New York City).