Sherman Fleming received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and his MFA from Hartford Art School. His performance work has been featured at a number of institutions, including the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis, and Franklin Furnace in New York.

His solo exhibitions include Codewords, VIAP Galerie, Heerlen, Netherlands (2006); Watercolors, International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC (2001); and Big Rebus Paintings, Nexus Gallery, Atlanta (1990). His performances include OLYMPIC, Project Row Houses, Houston (2009), and Pretending to Be Rock, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia (2003).

He has participated in group exhibitions such as The Postmillennial Black Madonna, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn (2007); Whisper! Stomp! Shout! A Salute to African American Performance Art, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center (1996); Other Bloods, Museum Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (1995); Endurance, Exit Art, New York (1995).