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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
FluxBuddha, Rubin Museum of Art, NY, NY
Alloy Pittsburgh, Carrie Furnace, Rankin, PA
ITINERANT Performance Art Festival NYC, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY
Artists Who Teach, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburgh, PA
Artbelt: New Art from the Rust Belt, Gallery at Lakeland, Kirtland, OH

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

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, AWARDS, COMMISSIONS, & PUBLIC ART
2018 Alloy Pittsburgh – Residency / Public Art
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
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, Pittsburgh, PA
2017  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
2016  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
2015  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
2014  Artist Talk – “Nature Systems, Speculative Realities.” Living Media Class, Digital + Media, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2014  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
2013  Artist Talk – “On Architecture and Art.” Architecture Department, Howard University, Washington, DC
2013  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. 10/2017
E-Squared Magazine, Issue 2 Hibernus, 2017
A View From the Easel. Hyperallergic. By Philip A Hartigan. 1/25/2016
Meet the Artist: Captivating Installation Sculptor Sophia Sobers Opens Up. The Culture Trip: New York. By Kristie Garrell. 10/25/2015
New Naturalists. RISDXYZ. By Fracie Comiskey. Spring/Summer 2014
PVD Gets Artsier: Creative Re-Use of the I-195 Land
. East Side Monthly. By Audrey Falk. 9/2014
Look at That! The Splendor of Providence’s New Public Art
. Providence Phoenix. By Philip Eil. 7/25/2014
REVIEW: The Wrong Biennial Claims a Stake for Net Art. Blouin Artinfo. By Joseph Henry. 11/6/2013
Cartography, Design & Beautiful Maps. Print Express. By Alex Black. 10/10/2013
Review | Sophia Sobers: perceptual limits, invading environs. I Stack Rocks. 4/12/2013
Sophia Sobers. Pokate. 1/12/2013
Pixilerations Plays with our Wired World. RISD. 10/19/2012
Featured Work from the Gallery: Week 45. The Creator’s Project. 5/31/2012
Sensing Responding by Sophia Sobers. Inspi3rd. 11/8/2011
Featured Work from the Gallery: Week 5. The Creator’s Project. 7/21/2011