PhD Student; Twentieth-Century Art, History of Art & Architecture Diversity & Inclusion Committee

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Shannon Bewley is an Instructor and PhD student in the Department of History of Art & Architecture at Boston University, having earned her MA in the same department in 2021. Her research focuses on the exhibition histories of women sculptors in the United States and Latin America during the twentieth century. She draws on installation photographs, artist interviews, and institution archives to situate these artists’ careers within the professionalization of museum practice and the rise of alternative exhibition spaces.

Prior to entering Boston University, Bewley was the Provenance Research Fellow in the departments of American and European Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Birmingham, Alabama. She entered this position after a year as the Goodrich Intern and a Registrar’s Assistant. In 2017, she earned a B.A. in Art History and B.F.A. in Studio Art (Sculpture) from Auburn University.

Office Hours for Summer 2022, by appointment only. https://sbewley.youcanbook.me/

Research Interests:

  • Exhibition Histories
  • 20th-Century Sculpture
  • Global Conceptualisms

MA Paper:
“Mary Miss, Suzanne Harris, and Alice Aycock: Sculptors in ‘Crummy Spaces’”

2021-2022:
Forum co-CoordinatorGraduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association
Junior Editor, SEQUITUR
History of Art & Architecture Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member

2020-2021:
Co-President,  Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association

2019-2020:
GSO Representative, Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association