Sophia Sobers

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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

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


    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


    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, Newark, NJ


    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


    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


    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


    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


    Seed Bomb, INDEX Art Center, Newark, NJ
    Love/Hate, Fall 2011 Exhibit, #FFFFFF Space,
    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


    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.



    2018 POST-EART, 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


    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


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


    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


    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


    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



    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.



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