Ligia Bouton

Associate Professor of Art; Chair of Art Studio

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.

Recent Campus News

“Alignment” by Megan Walker ’20 shows a still from a video work that depicts a ghostly renditions of a clock face being changed at different times and speeds to create a layered effect. Photo by Megan Walker.

Student art displayed in Northampton gallery

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

This is a photograph of preparations for the 2019 Flower Show. The student-made sculpture is in the foreground, and under it there is a curving water feature surrounded by spring flowers and foliage.

Flower Show to feature student sculpture

Art and architecture students collaborate with the Botanic Garden to design and build a sculptural fountain for this year’s spring Flower Show.

Photo of Ligia Bouton

Faculty Honors: Ligia Bouton

The artist’s opera project, “Inheritance,” premiered in San Diego.

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)