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Sophia Sobers
studio.sobers [@] gmail.com
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Education
    2013 MFA Digital + Media, Rhode Island School of Design.

    • 2011 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

2017

    New Year, New Beginning, Providence Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, RI

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 Art Benefit), Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

            • INDEX Art Benefit, Newark, NJ

2015

    old Tech new Tech, Haber Space at 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 Gallery, Providence, RI

    • COLLISION 21: More Human, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

      • Tttrip, GRIN Gallery, 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 Gallery, 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

              • MARVEL, RAW Artists Brooklyn, Public Assembly, Brooklyn, NY

                • Picnic, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA

2012

    Pixilerations v.9, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

    • Installation, Newark Open Doors, Index Art Gallery, 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.

 

Honors, Commissions, & Awards
    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

    • Lecture/Presentation – “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

    • Lecture/Presentation – “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
    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
    • Comiskey, Francie.

New Naturalists

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RISDXYZ

    • . 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 | 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.