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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
2017   In Mountains, Atwood Window Space, Pittsburgh, PA
2015   Sophia Sobers: Garden Rooms, AS220 Reading Room, Providence, RI
2014   Sophia Sobers: To What Once Was, Find & Form Space, Boston, MA

PERFORMANCES
2018
FluxBuddha, Rubin Museum of Art, NY, NY
Itinerant Performance Art Festival NYC, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY
PLAY/GROUND, Mustang City, Medina, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
Alloy Pittsburgh, Carrie Furnace, Rankin, PA
Artists Who Teach, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburgh, PA
Artbelt: New Art from the Rust Belt, Gallery at Lakeland, Kirtland, OH – Curated by John Morris
Metamorphosis, Percolate Gallery, Wilkinsburgh, PA – Curated by Dafna Rehavia & Taya Hanauer
Sift, Pittsburgh Artist Registry, Pittsburgh, PA – Curated by Jose Diaz, Andy Warhol Museum

2017
Queen of Angels: When A Church Dies V2.0, Art & Artifacts of Newark, Newark, NJ
25th Drawing Show: The Gig Economy, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA – Curated by Robert Moeller
Et Tu, Art Brute?, 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 – Curated by Heather Darcy Bhandari
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 – Curated by Amy Leidtke
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 – Curated by Yellow Peril Gallery
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
Tttrip, GRIN, Providence, RI – 3 Person Show
COLLISION 21: More Human, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
Collectors III: Discerning Eyes, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA
Winter, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA
Teem, GRIN, Providence, RI
Swell, GRIN, Providence, RI
Momenta Art Benefit, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

2013
(e)merge Art Fair, Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington, DC
Wonder Cabinet of the Big Electric Cat, The Wrong: New Digital Art Biennial
Carrefour: Intersections of Biomedical Research and Art, Sol Koffler, Providence, RI
Art on the Marquee, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA
Todo Bajo Control, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
Complexity, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI – Curated by Steven Pestana
RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, RI Convention Center, Providence, RI
Picnic, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA
Figment NYC, Governors Island, NY

2012
Pixilerations v.9, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
Interrupt II, Brown University, Providence, RI
Reception Room, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ
Older than Bambi: Digital + Media Biennial, Sol Koffler Gallery, 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

2010
Metro 27, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
Glassbook Project: NEWARK, Newark Public Library, 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
2019 *Title TBD, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ
2018  POST-EARTH, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ
2013  Investigating the Lab, RISD Nature Lab, Providence, RI

HONORS, AWARDS, COMMISSIONS, & PUBLIC ART
2018  Alloy Pittsburgh – Residency & Public Art Commission
2018  PLAYTIME Renew Trend Space – Commission
2016  Cherry Blossoms in Winter – Public Art
2015  Purpose: Here Now Earth Day Campaign – Commission
2014  Puffin Foundation – Grant
2014  I-195 Redevelopment Commission – Public Art
2013  RISD Digital + Media Thesis Award
2013  RISD Academic Commons Program – Grant
2013  Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund
2012  RISD Digital + Media Department Fellowship
2011  RISD Digital + Media Department Fellowship
2010  NJIT Art + Design Directors Scholarship
2006  Honorable Mention, 2006 Annual Congressional Arts Competition, NJ

LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS & PANEL DISCUSSIONS
2018  Artist Talk – SIX x ATE: Tromp L’oeil, Casey Droege Cultural Productions, Pittsburgh, PA
2017  Artist Talk – University Art Galleries, University of Pittsburgh
2017  Visiting Artist – Prep. and Practice in the Visual Arts, Studio Arts, University of Pittsburgh
2016  Artist Talk – Cherry Blossoms Welcome Center, Newark, NJ
2016  Artist Talk – Studio Arts Department, University of Pittsburgh
2015  Artist Talk – Tangible Thinking Salon, Chase Center Auditorium, Rhode Island School of Design
2015  Visiting Critic – Experiments in Bookmaking, Rutgers University – Newark
2014  Panelist – COLLISION 21: More Human, Hosted by Art Technology New England, Boston Cyberarts Gallery
2014  Artist Talk – Living Media Class, Digital + Media, Rhode Island School of Design
2014  Panelist – “Building a Design Science Community,” Design Science Symposium, Rhode Island School of Design
2013  Artist Talk – AS220 Media Arts Lecture Series
2013  Artist Talk – Architecture Department, Howard University
2013  Panelist – “Digitize This,” Digital Humanities and The Arts Symposium, Worchester Polytechnic Institute

PRESS
EsseItinerant 2018, Knockdown Center, New York. By Didier Morelli. 6/7/2018
SciArt Center. Member of the Month. Interview by Kate Schwarting. 10/2017
HyperallergicA View From the Easel. By Philip A Hartigan. 1/25/2016
The Culture Trip: New York. Meet the Artist: Captivating Installation Sculptor Sophia Sobers Opens Up. By Kristie Garrell. 10/25/2015
RISDXYZ. New Naturalists. By Fracie Comiskey. Spring/Summer 2014
East Side Monthly. PVD Gets Artsier: Creative Re-Use of the I-195 Land. By Audrey Falk. 9/2014
Providence Phoenix. Look at That! The Splendor of Providence’s New Public Art. By Philip Eil. 7/25/2014
Papercut. Discover Art: Sophia Sobers. By Haylee Barsky. 11/11/2013
Blouin Artinfo
. REVIEW: The Wrong Biennial Claims a Stake for Net Art. By Joseph Henry. 11/6/2013
PrintExpressCartography, Design & Beautiful Maps. By Alex Black. 10/10/2013
V-E-L-L-U-M. Sophia Sobers / The Body as System. By Alexis Avedisian. 9/3/2013
I Stack Rocks. Review | Sophia Sobers: perceptual limits, invading environs. 4/12/2013
Pokate. Sophia Sobers. 1/12/2013
RISDPixilerations Plays with our Wired World. 10/19/2012
The Creator’s ProjectFeatured Work from the Gallery: Week 45. 5/31/2012
Inspi3rdSensing Responding by Sophia Sobers. 11/8/2011
The Creator’s ProjectFeatured Work from the Gallery: Week 5. 7/21/2011

PUBLICATIONS, BOOK INCLUSIONS & CATALOGUES
2017  E-Squared Magazine, Issue 2 Hibernus
2017  Three, Vol. 9
2016 “The Complexity of Objects and Recording Information,” CONTEXTS: The Annual Report of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Vol. 41, Spring 2016
2015  “Digital Translations,” CONTEXTS: The Annual Report of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Vol. 40, Spring 2015
2014  “More Human”, Collision Collective – Catalogue
2014  The Round, Vol. 4
2013  “Carrefour: Intersections of Biomedical Research and Art,” Sol Koffler Gallery – Catalogue
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

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
2018  Carnegie Mellon University, Integrated Innovation Institute – Adjunct
2016-2018  University of Pittsburgh, Studio Arts Department – Visiting Assistant Professor
2016  Rhode Island College, Art Department – Adjunct
2013-2015 Rhode Island School of Design, Digital + Media and Illustration – Adjunct