Sheila PepeMs. Pepe received a BA from Albertus Magnus College in 1981, a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1983 and a MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University in 1995. She attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1994 and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in 1984. Pepe has exhibited widely throughout the United States and abroad in solo and group exhibitions as well as collaborative projects, most recently in Fiber: Sculpture 1960–Present, ICA/Boston, MA, and We have never participated: 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, China. She has received a number of awards including an Art Matters Grant, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist Grant, and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. Her work is held in public collections including the Harvard University Art Museums, Rose Art Museum, and The Smith College Museum of Art. Her work has been reviewed in a number of publications – among them The New York Times, Art in America, Contemporary, Las Vegas Weekly and the Boston Globe – and discussed in a variety of other publications including Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer’s, Art and Queer Culture, (Phaidon Press. Inc., New York, 2013) and Ann Cvetkovich’s Depression: A Public Feeling (Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2012). Ms. Pepe was appointed senior critic in painting/printmaking in 2015.
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