Sheila Pepe

As an artist and educator, Sheila Pepe likes to trespass disciplinary boundaries, and has been working in various sculptural media since 1995. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including venues such as the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA; the Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN; The Bemis Center for the Arts in Omaha, NE; and Art International with PASAJ, Istanbul, Turkey. Her most recent installation, “My Neighbor’s Garden,” was on public view in New York’s Madison Square Park. She has taught at Bard, Columbia, Pratt, RISD, Stanford, VCU, Williams College, and Yale, and was resident faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2013 and at Dartmouth University in 2024.

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Sheila's Upcoming Workshops

  • IV

    Level IV

    Students have advanced skills and knowledge of sculpture. Students are highly motivated, have a minimum of five years experience in the field and have multiple portfolios of their artwork. Typical students are academics and professional artists.

Jul 22 - 26, 2024
9AM - 5PM

Master Class: The Engineer and Madam Bricolage are Lovers

Sheila Pepe

Tuition $1,270
Code S0806-24

In the early 1990s "Bricolage" was heavily referenced as a method of discourse, based on ideas found in the works of French theorists Claude Levi-Straus and Jacque Derrida. Thirty years later the term has become ubiquitous, naming entrepreneurial theory, restaurants, and architecture firms. Lifting small quotes from original texts, Sheila leads a master class in her favorite studio methods of accumulation, construction, and "taking apart and putting- back together," all the while subjecting outcomes to tests of complexity, legibility, and aesthetic resolve. Open to all media from metal to found materials to fabric, this class encourages participants to come with their own set of studio practices and concerns, but to be looking for an opportunity to grow and expand their work.

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