Asherah Cinnamon is an international award winning, contemporary sculptor, installation/performance artist, and creative educator. Her work explores avenues of healing, both personal and planetary. Asherah’s parents were survivors of the Nazi Holocaust. Their ability to take great joy in life and to overcome that experience was an inspiration for her.
Asherah worked for two decades as an educator, trainer, and community builder, promoting inter-group cooperation and collaboration. In 1992 she received the New England United Methodist Award for Social Justice Actions. She has incorporated this healing and community building work into her installation and performance art. Using her own cultural heritage and personal history as a starting point, she invites broad public interaction and involvement with her projects. Her work has been shown on three continents, and from Sacramento to Chicago, and Wiscasset. In an international competition with over 2,400 entries from more than 80 counties, she was one of only three United States artists invited to Beijing in 2008 to receive the Five Rings Award for Olympic Landscape Sculpture.
Graduate of the Maine College of Art (BFA), Boston University (MSW), Cambridge University (Graduate Diploma), and the University of Wisconsin (BA), she has made her home in Maine for over 30 years.