Sheila Pepe - Visiting Artist in Painting and Drawing - School of Art and Art History

Blue rope on walls and floor with silver chains

SHEILA PEPE is best known for her large-scale, ephemeral installations and sculpture made from domestic and industrial materials. Since the mid-1990s Pepe has used feminist and craft traditions to investigate received notions concerning the production of canonical artwork as well as the artist's relationship to museum display and the art institution. Venues for Pepe's many solo exhibitions include the Smith College Museum of Art (Massachusetts) and the Weatherspoon Art Museum (North Carolina) as well as her traveling exhibition ‘Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism,” produced by the Phoenix Art Museum, (Arizona). Her work has been included in important group exhibitions such as the first Greater New York at PS1/MoMA; Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Art & Craft (Contemporary Art Museum Houston); and Artisterium (Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia). Pepe's work has been featured in the the 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale; the ICA/Boston's traveling exhibition Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present; Her  most recent project “Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe: Tabernacles for Trying Times,” produced by the Portland Museum of Art (Maine) highlights of the exhibition will be on view at the Museum Of Arts & Design in New York City, opening late spring, 2021.
Pepe has taught since 1995 at Brandeis University, Bard College, Cornell Univerity, Columbia University, Pratt, RISD, Skowhegan School, Stanford University, SVA, Williams College, Yale University, among others. Her own artistic development was a mix of academic training and non-degree granting residencies: BA, Albertus Magnus College; BFA, Massachusetts College of Art; Haystack School; Skowhegan School; MFA,  and School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/ Tufts University.

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