Sheila Pepe is a cross-disciplinary artist employing conceptualism, surrealism, and craft to address feminist and class issues. Her most recent solo exhibition, Hot Mess Formalism, organized by the Phoenix Art Museum, traveled 2017 – 2019 to the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha; and the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA. A book with essays by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Elizabeth Dunbar, Lia Gangitano, and curator Gilbert Vicario accompanied the exhibition. Three more books, released 2019, that feature her work are Vitamin T: Threads, and Textiles in Contemporary Art, the revised Art and Queer Culture by Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer, (both published by Phaidon) and Feminist Subjectivities in Fiber Art and Craft: Shadows of Affect by John Corso Esquivel (Routledge). Pepe’s work has also been included in many group exhibitions—from the first Greater New York at PS1/ MoMA; The 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale; Fiber:Sculpture 1960- Present, organized by the ICA/Boston, to the current Queer Abstraction at the DesMoines Art Center.