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Sophia Sobers

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Education
MFA Digital + Media, Rhode Island School of Design
BS Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology
 
Solo Exhibitions
2017   Liminal Conjunction, University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
2015   Sophia Sobers: Garden Rooms, AS220 Reading Room, Providence, RI
2014   Sophia Sobers: To What Once Was, Find & Form Space, Boston, MA
 
Group Exhibitions
2018

    Artists Who Teach, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburgh, PA

2017

    Queen of Angels: When A Church Dies V2.0, Art & Artifacts of Newark, Newark, NJ
    In Mountains, Atwood Window Space, Pittsburgh, PA
    25th Drawing Show: The Gig Economy, curated by Robert Moeller, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
    Et Tu, Art Brute?, curated by Jamie Sterns, AEG Underground, Andrew Edlin Gallery, NY, NY
    New Year, New Beginning, Providence Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, RI
    15 Minutes Art, Kelly Strayhorn Theater & Alphabet City, 5900 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

2016

    Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    Grounded, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
    MBTI, The Drawing Room, Providence, RI
    Loone and Paper Bee, Capitol Records, Providence, RI
    TAB, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    Index Art Benefit, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ

2015

    old Tech new Tech, Central Booking, New York, NY
    Tangible Thinking, The Vets Gallery, Providence, RI
    Surroundings, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ
    Islands on the Edge, Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Boston, MA, Curated by Liz Devlin, FLUX Boston
    The New Unconscious, SciArt Center, NY, NY
    Burning Down The House, Jamestown Art Center, Jamestown, RI
    TODO BAJO CONTROL | Vernal Equinox, Providence, RI
    Seeking Space, Arts in Bushwick, Bushwick, NY
    BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer), GRIN, Providence, RI
    RISD Faculty Biennial, RISD Museum, Providence, RI

2014

    Teem, GRIN, Providence, RI
    COLLISION 21: More Human, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
    Tttrip, GRIN, Providence, RI – 3 Person Show
    Collectors III: Discerning Eyes, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA
    Winter, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA
    Momenta Art Benefit, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
    STEAMshow, Science Center, Brown University, Providence, RI
    Swell, GRIN, Providence, RI

2013

    Todos Bajo Control, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
    Wonder Cabinet of the Big Electric Cat, The Wrong: New Digital Art Biennial
    (e)merge Art Fair, Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington, DC
    Complexity, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI
    Carrefour: Intersections of Biomedical Research and Art, Sol Koffler, Providence, RI
    RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, RI Convention Center, Providence, RI
    Picnic, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA

2012

    Pixilerations v.9, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
    Sophia Sobers, Newark Open Doors, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ
    Older than Bambi: Digital + Media Biennial, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
    Interrupt II, Brown University, Providence, RI

2011

    Seed Bomb, INDEX Art Center, Newark, NJ
    Love/Hate, Fall 2011 Exhibit, #FFFFFF Space, www.ffffffspace.net
    A Din of Murmurs: Nick Kline & the GlassBook Project, Paul Robeson Galleries, Newark, NJ
    Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibit, Paul Robeson Galleries, Newark, NJ
    Art + Design Student Exhibit, CoAD Gallery, NJIT, Newark, NJ

2010

    Glassbook Project: NEWARK, Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ
    Metro 27, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
    Expo 33, Newark Arts Council, Newark, NJ
    SIGGRAPH 2010 International Conference, Poster Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA
    Design Showcase, CoAD Gallery, NJIT, Newark, NJ

 

Curatorial

    2018 POST-EARTH, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ
    2013 Investigating the Lab, RISD Nature Lab, Providence, RI

 

Honors, Commissions, & Awards

    2018 PLAYTIME Trend Space Art Commission
    2016 Cherry Blossoms in Winter, Temporary Public Art Commission
    2015 Earth Day Commission, Purpose
    2014 Puffin Foundation Grant
    2014 I-195 Redevelopment Commission
    2013 RISD Digital + Media Thesis Award
    2013 RISD Academic Commons Program Grant for “Investigating the Lab”, a research project
    2013 Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund Recipient
    2011 RISD Digital + Media Department Fellowship & Assistantship
    2010 NJIT Art + Design Directors Scholarship
    2006 Honorable Mention, “An Artistic Discovery,” 2006 Annual Congressional Arts Competition, NJ

 

Lectures, Presentations, & Panel Discussions

2017

    Artist Talk – University Art Galleries, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Visiting Artist – Prep. and Practice in the Visual Arts, Studio Arts, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2016

    Artist Talk – Cherry Blossoms Welcome Center, Newark, NJ
    Artist Talk – Studio Arts Department, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2015

    Artist Talk – “Garden Rooms”, Tangible Thinking Salon, Chase Center Auditorium, Rhode Island School of Design
    Visiting Critic – Experiments in Bookmaking, Rutgers University – Newark, Newark, NJ

2014

    Panelist. – “COLLISION 21: More Human. Hosted by Art Technology New England, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
    Artist Talk – “Nature Systems, Speculative Realities.” Living Media Class, Digital + Media, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
    Panelist – “Building a Design Science Community.” Design Science Symposium, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2013

    Artist Talk – “Nature, Technology, and Medicine.” AS220 Media Arts Lecture Series, Providence, RI
    Artist Talk – “On Architecture and Art.” Architecture Department, Howard University, Washington, DC
    Panelist – “Digitize This.” Digital Humanities and The Arts Symposium, Worchester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

 

Publications

    2017 Three, Vol. 9
    2014 Catalogue: “More Human”, Collision Collective.
    2014 The Round, Vol. 4
    2013 Catalogue: “Carrefour: Intersections of Biomedical Research and Art,” Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
    2012 Three, Vol. 4
    2012 “I am so sorry…”, Newark Review 3.0, 2012
    2011 “Landscape of My Womanhood 23.X,” Three, Vol. 3
    2010 “Transformative Elements,” formZ Joint Study Journal
    2010 “Angry Words of Women,” Three, Vol. 2
    2010 “Reactive Architecture,” SIGGRAPH 2010 International Conference
    2010 “Best of College Photography 2010,” Photographers Forum
    2009 Three, Vol. 1

 

Press

    Member of the Month, Interview by Kate Schwarting, SciArt Center, Oct 2017
    E-Squared Magazine, Issue 2 Hibernus, 2017

A View From the Easel

    . Hyperallergic. By Philip A Hartigan. January 25, 2016.

Meet the Artist: Captivating Installation Sculptor Sophia Sobers Opens Up.

     By Kristie Garrell. The Culture Trip: New York. Oct 25, 2015.

New Naturalists

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RISDXYZ

    . By Fracie Comiskey. Spring/Summer 2014.
    Falk, Audrey. PVD Gets Artsier: Creative Re-Use of the I-195 Land. East Side Monthly. September 2014.
    Eil, Philip. Look at That! The Splendor of Providence’s New Public Art. Providence Phoenix. July 25, 2014.

REVIEW: The Wrong Biennial Claims a Stake for Net Art.

     By Joseph Henry. Blouin Artinfo. Nov. 6, 2013.

Review | Sophia Sobers: perceptual limits, invading environs

    . I Stack Rocks. April 12, 2013.

Sophia Sobers

    . Pokate. January 12, 2013.

Pixilerations Plays with our Wired World

    . RISD. October 19, 2012.

Featured Work from the Gallery: Week 45

    . The Creator’s Project. May 31, 2012.

Sensing Responding by Sophia Sobers

    . Inspi3rd. November 8, 2011.

Featured Work from the Gallery: Week 5

    . The Creator’s Project. July 21, 2011.