Scott Sherer

scottAssociate Professor of Art History and
Gallery Director
, UTSA Art Gallery and Satellite Space

University of Texas at San Antonio
Department of Art and History
One UTSA Circle, San Antonio TX 78249
phone :: 210-458-4402
fax :: 210-458-4356
office :: ART 1.01.56A
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Education and Training

PhD, Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2002)

MA, Art History, University of Kentucky (1993)

BA, Architecture, Yale University (1987)

Research Interests

Modern and postmodern visual art, performance, literature, and intellectual history; Curatorial practices; Histories of civil rights, sexuality, and gender; Theoretical and lived constructions of space; Historiography and the social and cultural roles of institutions


Dr. Scott A. Sherer’s interdisciplinary background contributes to his positions as Associate Professor of Art History and Director, UTSA Main Art Gallery and Satellite Space.  Sherer earned a BA in Architecture from Yale University, a MA in Art History, from the University of Kentucky, and a PhD in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society from the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. Sherer teaches a range of courses and seminars in modern and contemporary art, and he organizes exhibits and programs with local, regional, national, and international artists.  His research continues philosophical and artistic traditions that examine the inherent conceptual distance and opportunities between lived sensory experience and artistic representations.

 Courses taught

“Seminar in Research Methods and Writing”

“Embodiment and Representation”

“Contemporary Art”

“Survey of Modern Art”

“Cultural Difference and Postmodern Critique”

“Art Gallery and Museum Internship”

Select recent projects

Alien Contexts:  Mexico and the US (Fernando Brito, Alejandro Cartagena, Mayra Martell, David Taylor, Anne Wallace), exhibition curator, UTSA Art Gallery, San Antonio, September-November, 2012.

Intense Concentration, (Janet Chaffee, Judith Cottrell, Kris Jones, Darice Polo, Albert Wong, Daniel Zeller, Hong Chun Zhang), exhibition curator, UTSA Art Gallery, San Antonio, January-February, 2010.

“Drawing and Disorder: The Work of Heimo Wallner,” in Zwischen Nordlicht und Alpenglühen (Between Northern and Alpenglow), exhibition catalogue, (Brunsbüttel and Lübeck, Germany:  City Gallery in the Elbe Forum Brunsbüttel and the Culture Forum Castle Monastery Lübeck, May 2009).

“Remains:  Smithson’s Partially Buried Woodshed after 35 Years,” Ephemera, special issue Thresholds 31 (Spring 2006):  56-63; [ISSN:  1091-711X].

“Imagination and Cultural Criticism in the Work of David Wojnarowicz,”  Human Creation Between Reality and Illusion, special issue Analecta Husserliana LXXXII, (Lancaster, England:  Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2005):  233-242.


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