Art, Art History, and Film Faculty

Mary Sherman

Part-time Faculty, Studio Art


Mary Sherman’s background includes a strong academic training, primarily, in painting from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery and classes with Erich Huber of the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna. More recently, though, her work has evolved beyond the canvas into time and space with kinetic installations, often, inspired by paintings. For this work, she uses technology (micro-processing, robotics, computational devices, scientific data and the like) alongside the emotionally fraught materials of fine art media, turning static installations into immersive, experiential performances that compose – and, then, alter – the architecture in which they are installed.  Along with her art work, she is also the founder and director of the international non-profit arts organization TransCultural Exchange, the former interim Associate Director of MIT’s Art, Culture and Technology program (ACT) and a curator and art critic with over 30 years of broad, in-depth, and diversified experience in the arts and humanities.  (See below.)


  • Camac, Marnay sur Seine, France (2013)
  • First Art & Science Festival, University of Patras, Greece (2009)
  • Taipei National University of the Arts' Kuandu Museum (2008)

Curatorial Project

  • Florian Dombois' uboc No. 1 and StuVi2, Boston University, October 10-13, 2013


  • Fulbright Alumni Program
  • International Art Critics Association (AICA)