blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Sheila Pepe received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. She has shown her work in one-person exhibitions around the country, including, most recently, those at the Susan Inglett Gallery in New York, Come Fly with Me at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and High Hopes at the Clifford Gallery at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. Among the group exhibitions in which her work has appeared are The Photogenic at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Verging on the Real at Wave Hill in the Bronx, and The Energy Inside at the Falcouner Gallery at Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa. In 2001 she received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. Other awards include an ART / OMI International Art Residence at Ghent, New York, in 1999; a Mary Ingraham Bunting Fellowship at Radcliffe College for 1998-1999; a School of the Museum of Fine Arts Traveling Scholarship in 1998; and a Provincetown Art Association and Museum National Annual Award in 1998. Pepe has been featured in numerous journals, including Art in America and The New York Times. She lives in New York and has taught at Bard College, the Rhode Island School of Design, the New School, and Williams College, and as a visiting artist at Virginia Commonwealth University.  

Photo by Bill Durgin