Ligia Bouton

  • Associate Professor of Art Studio
  • Chair of Art Studio
Ligia Bouton

Ligia Bouton was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and spent her childhood in London, England. Recent sculptural projects have been shown at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and Guildhall Art Gallery in London.

In 2016, Bouton’s work was featured in the exhibition, “Charlotte Great and Small,” celebrating the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Yorkshire.

Bouton is also the recipient of a 2016 Creative Capital grant as a member of the creative team for "Inheritance: A Chamber Opera", which will premiere at UC San Diego in 2018.


  • M.F.A., Rutgers University School of Arts
  • B.A., Vassar College

Happening at Mount Holyoke

Recent Campus News

Mount Holyoke renews community ties with a post-pandemic return to public art.

The culmination of Mount Holyoke students’ academic careers, Senior Symposium marks the metamorphosis from student to expert.

The “Collective Ground” exhibition from Mount Holyoke students explores themes from identity and vulnerability to family and politics.

Recent Grants

Awarded a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship for her project, "A Time Capsule in Glass: Stella Variable and the Life of Henrietta Swan Leavitt".  Over the next 18 months she will conduct research at the Astronomical Photographic Plate Collection at the Harvard College Observatory (Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.) (May, 2020)

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