Visiting Artist: Sheila Pepe

Sheila Pepe has exhibited widely throughout the United States and abroad in solo and group exhibitions as well as collaborative projects. Venues for Pepe’s many solo exhibitions include the Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina. Her work has been included in group exhibitions such as the first Greater New York at PS1/MoMA; Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Art & Craft at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Texas; and Artisterium at Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia. Pepe’s work was recently featured in the exhibition Queer Threads at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Lesbian and Gay Art in New York and the 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale. Upcoming exhibitions include a commission for the ICA/Boston’s traveling exhibition Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present, two solo exhibition projects in learning contexts, as well as Sheila Pepe: A Place for Looking with Paola Ferrario, Fabiola Menchelli and Julie Ryan at Joseph Carroll & Sons Art Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts. Pepe received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She currently teaches at Pratt Institute and at The Rhode Island School of Design.