Part-time Faculty, Studio Art
Mary Sherman is an artist, curator and the director of TransCultural Exchange, which she founded in Chicago in 1989.* She also teaches at Boston College and Northeastern University and, recently, served as the interim Associate Director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT's) Program in Art, Culture and Technology. Additionally, for two decades, she worked as an art critic for such publications as The Chicago Sun-Times, The Boston Globe and ARTnews. She has received numerous grants and awards, including two Fulbright Senior Specialist Grants (Taipei and Istanbul), and has been an artist-in-residence at such institutions as MIT (mechanical engineering) and the Taipei Artist Village. Among the shows she has curated, two received awards from the Northeast Chapter of the International Art Critics Association. Her own works, which push the definition of painting into the realm of space and sound, have been shown at numerous institutions, including Taipei's Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing's Central Conservatory, the Boston Sculptors Gallery and New York's Trans Hudson Gallery.
*TransCultural Exchange is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting international art and the understanding of world cultures. Incorporated in 2002, the organization has already received awards from such organizations as the International Art Critics Association, and support from such respected world organizations as National Endowment for the Arts, UNESCO, the State Department’s Art in Embassies Program, the Asian Cultural Council, the Open Society Initiative, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the LEF Foundation, among others.
Cover Art work (and inspiration) for Jayne Anne Phillips's Lark and Termite (Penguin Books), 2009
Art critic for a number of newspapers, as well as a frequent contributor to a number of national and international publications
Her art works have also appeared as covers for Penguin Books, New American Paintings, Harvard University Press, and A Common Reader.