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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

2019 The Alchemy of Paper, Berkshire, Reese, and Paul Galleries, Herron School of Art + Design, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

2018 PAPER/PRINT: American Hand Papermaking, 1960s to Today, International Print Center New York, NY

2018 REVISIT: Artwork From Former Visiting Faculty, Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

2018 ArtSpace Outdoors, Maynard, MA

2017 Old Frog Pond Farm Sculpture Exhibit, Harvard, MA

2017 Solace in the Woods, Beals Preserve, Southborough Open Land Foundation, 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 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, Hamilton, 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 – 2018 Lecturer in Sculpture, Boston University, Boston, MA

2018 Juror, Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship

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


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