Cory Munro Shea is a working Artist and Arts Administrator residing in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For the last ten years, her artwork has appeared in galleries across New England.
In 2016 Shea received her Masters in Art Administration from Boston University. January of 2018 Shea was appointed as the Director of Maud Morgan Arts Center (MMA). MMA is a non profit visual art center that offers art related programs for all ages. Students work with some of Boston’s finest professional artists in studios designed for ceramics, printmaking, painting/drawing, and sculpture.
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From 2011-2017 Shea was the Assistant Director of the Cambridge Art Association (CAA). Within this position Shea manages the daily operations of a non-profit visual arts organization. CAA includes 500+ members and produces over 25 gallery shows a year at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery, University Place Gallery as well as satellite locations.
In 2016 Shea coordinated CAA's first ever 'age' show, bringing together New England artists ages 18-30 open in all media. The exhibition was juried by Mary Tinti Curator at the Fitchburg Art Museum. The exhibition was featured in Artscope's January/February 2016 issue with the article titled. "A New Generation at CAA."
Fall of 2015 Shea co-curated two exhibitions at the Nave Gallery, Somerville Massachusetts, in November and December 2015 for emerging female artists. Reclamation I and Reclamation II (click here to see more information).
Exhibiting Artist | Shea participates regularly in exhibitions, please see CV for full list.