Boryeong's 2004 International Black Stone Sculpture Symposium

Mosan Museum of Art, South Korea

Photo: Jun Yamazoe

Lives and works in central Massachusetts



2007   MFA Boston University

2001    BA Bennington College

2000   University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy


Awards and Residencies

2016     Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

2016     Dieu Donne Papermill, Funded Studio Residency, New York, NY

2013     Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

2010     North Carolina Individual Artist Grant

2008     Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

2007     Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant

2007     Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn Career Entry Award

2007     International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Achievement Award

2007     Edward F. Albee Residency Fellowship, Montauk, NY

2005 & 2006     Constantin Alajalov Scholarship, Boston University

2005     Jinhe Bronze Works, Liaoning, China

2004     Boryeong International Stone Sculpture Symposium, South Korea

2002     Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2002     Symposium Norge, Larvik, Norway


Selected Exhibitions

2018    REVISIT: Artwork from Former Visiting Faculty, VanEvery/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

2018     ArtSpace Maynard Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Maynard, MA

2017     Old Frog Pond Farm Sculpture Exhibit, Harvard, MA

2017     Solace in the Woods, Beals Preserve, Southborough Open Land Foundation, Southborough, MA

2017     Nexus, Edith Wharton's House, Lenox, MA

2016     Small Matters of Great Importance, Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY

2015     Stacked: New Work by Lydia Musco, Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT

2014     Convergence: College of Fine Arts 60th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, Boston University, MA

2014     Lydia Musco & Josh Doub, The Petersham Art Center, Petersham, MA

2014     Common Ground, Sculpture at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s House, Lenox, MA

2008 – 2014    ArtScape: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Pittsfield, MA

2013     Alumni Showcase 2013, Boston University, Boston, MA

2011     Chad Gerth & Lydia Jenkins Musco, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA

2010     Lydia Musco: New Sculpture, William H. Van Every Gallery, Davidson College, NC

2010     Marlboro Gallery National Juried Sculpture Exhibition, Largo, MD

2010     New Media, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA

2010     Reunited, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY

2009     Interpreting Wabi-Sabi, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2009     Joshua Doub & Lydia Musco: Sculpture and Painting, Carillon Building, Charlotte, NC

2008     Davidson College Faculty Exhibition, William H. Van Every Gallery, Davidson College

2008     Joan Mitchell MFA Grant Recipients Show, CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY

2008     Current: A Sculpture Tour, Garrison, NY

2008     SculptureNow: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Lenox, MA

2007     Boston University School of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, Boston, MA

2007     Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture, Grounds for Sculpture, NJ

2007     New Talent, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

2007     Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA

2007     MFA Thesis Exhibition, Boston University, Boston, MA

2006     Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA

2006     The Nature of Order and Chaos, University Place, Cambridge, MA

2006     College Art Association Exhibition, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

2005     The Idea of Two, New Gallery Concert Series, Boston, MA

2005     Sculpture and Drawing, Christine Price Gallery, Castleton, VT

2005     China, America, Canada, Korea, Dalian South-East Gallery, Dalian City, China

2005     8th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Show, North Bennington Art Park, VT

2005     New England Photography & Sculpture Show, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, MA


Related Work

2015 - present     Lecturer in Sculpture, Boston University, Boston, MA

2017                      Visiting Artist, Bennington College, Bennington, VT

2016                     Panelist, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Providence, RI

2014                     Visiting Artist, Boston University, Boston, MA

2014                     Collaboration with Paul Chaleff, Ancram, NY

2010                     Collaboration with Ken Tyler at Polich Tallix Foundry, Rock Tavern, NY

2008-2010           Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

2007-2008           Sculpture Fellow, Boston University School of Visual Arts, MA

2007                     Substitute Professor, Sculpture I, Boston University, Boston, MA

2006-2007          Teaching Assistant, Principles of Painting Techniques, Boston University    

2005                     Teaching Assistant, Visual Art Sculpture I, Boston University, MA

2003                     Substitute Sculpture Professor, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT

2002-2004            Staff Artist, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2001                       Mark DiSuvero's Spacetime studio internship, Long Island City, NY

2001                       Socrates Sculpture Park internship, Long Island City, NY

2001                       Connecticut Sculpture Park internship, Bridgeport, CT

2001                        Franconia Sculpture Park internship, Shafer, MN


Public Collections

The Town of Davidson, NC

Mosan Museum of Art, South Korea

Larvik Stone Quarry, Larvik, Norway

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT


Private Collections

Bennington College

Gudarz Davar and Cheri Mao

Shirley Dawson

Tom and Leslie Freudenheim

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Charlotte, NC

Norton Reamer and Rita Ruskin Reamer

Kenneth and Marabeth Tyler

John Walker

Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge, & Rice, Atlanta, GA

Tony and Sally Zunino



Cynthia Franca, "Dialogues." Art on the Trails, Finding Solace in the Woods, September, 2017

Maura Snell, "Separation Anxiety." Art on the Trails, Finding Solace in the Woods, September, 2017 

Anne Thompson, "Q & A with Lydia Musco, '01," Bennington College Alumni News, August, 2017

Linda Hoffman, "All About Art", August, 2017

Dushko Petrovich, "Concrete Poetry." Catalog essay for Stacked at Morrison Gallery, 2015

Matthew Sepielli, “A Prairie as Flat as a Skyscraper." Essay for Chad Gerth & Lydia Jenkins Musco at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, February, 2011

Ed Smith, “Victory of the Upright: The Work of Lydia Musco.”  Catalog essay, Davidson College, 2010

Cultural Pittsfield, “Artscape Spotlight This Week: A Story of Solitude.” Cultural Pittsfield Online, February 25, 2009

Gregory Amenoff, “Joan Mitchell Foundation 2007 MFA Grant Recipients Catalog Essay.” Cue Art Foundation, June, 2008

“The International Sculpture Center 2007 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards.” Sculpture Magazine, Vol. 26 No. 8, October, 2007

Cate McQuaid, “Revealing Creative Nature.”  The Boston Globe, June 21, 2007

Abby Jordan, “Breaking the Starving-Artist Cycle.” BU Today, June 14, 2007

Cate McQuaid, “Framing their degrees: Five promising graduates from local art schools talk about their futures.” The Boston Globe, April 13, 2007