Douglas Sheerer was born in 1946 Como, Italy
Sheerer's work examines perception, constructs, inter-activity and visual phenomena through various mediums which include photography, holography, sound, printmaking and interactive constructions.
Douglas Sheerer was educated and resident in England from 1947 -1969. In June 1969 he travelled to South Africa and later onto Sydney, Australia arriving Christmas Day 1969. He left Sydney for Perth in January 1970 and travelled to Germany in 1979 settling back in Perth, Australia with Magda, marrying in 1973
Douglas Sheerer studied Art and Design at the Western Australia Institute of Technology W.A.I.T (now Curtin University) from 1983-84 completing a BA in Fine Art (Majoring in Printmaking). He completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art in 1986 and an MA (Interactive Computer Image Processing - New Media) in 1992 and from 1994 - 1997 he undertook Ph.D studies at Curtin University, (Beyond the Gaze - A Critical Evaluation of Interactive Art Practice).
He has held five solo exhibitions and participated in over thirty group exhibitions. His works are held in both public and private collections including Curtin University Perth, The Australian War Memorial Canberra, The Janet Holmes á Court Collection, Central Institute of Technology, Perth and Art Bank. He has also been the recipient of various grants and commissions in Western Australia including a Department for The Arts/ Department for State Development WA/ A.R.X / A.A.M Inaugural Artist Computer Technology Exchange Grant - A.I.R in Thailand in 1992. He is widely travelled.