updates

CURRENTLY UP:

Liminal Conjunction

A solo exhibition by Sophia Sobers.

Reception: Thursday, February 9, 4-6pm
Artist Talk: February 10 at Noon

Open:
Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm
February 10 - March 23, 2017
CLOSED March 6-10

University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, Frick Fine Arts Building
For more information: studioarts.pitt.edu - 412-648-2430



PREVIOUS SHOWS

New Year, New Beginning

Opening Reception: January 19, 5-9 pm

January 19 - February 11, 2017
Providence Center for Photographic Arts
(formerly Peter Miller Fine Art)

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INDEX Fine Art Auction

I am happy to have a new piece available at the INDEX Fine Art Auction in Newark, NJ!

Reception and silent auction: Saturday, December 10, 6 to 11pm.
Bidding ends at 10pm.

Index Art Center is proud to announce our 6th annual fundraiser and silent art auction. Index’s Fine Art Auction will present a unique opportunity to collect works of art by emerging and established artists! Proceeds will benefit the gallery so that we may continue our mission of presenting compelling exhibitions, multi-media events and workshops that help make Newark a worthwhile destination for the visual arts, music and independent film. We are very appreciative to have been able to continue where we left off after the fire that put us out of commission for almost a year back in 2013. This year is an especially important one as we have expanded to the ground floor, and we now occupy three full floors. This a big step for us and we're counting on your support more than ever!

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TAB (trestle art benefit)

I have a piece available to support Trestle Gallery during their annual benefit.

The Trestle Art Benefit is our annual fundraiser featuring artworks by local and national artists, and silent auction items and refreshments donated by local businesses. The work of over 80 artists was on view from November 11th, and the benefit event took place on Friday, December 9th. Ticket holders will select their favorite artwork, with VIP ticket holders awarded first choice.

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GROUNDED at Boston Cyberarts Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, May 13, 6pm to 8pm

Exhibition: May 14 to June 26, 2016

Boston Cyberarts Gallery is pleased to present Grounded, an exhibition that explores the use of technology in contemporary art. In electrical terminology ‘grounded’ is the state of being connected to the earth. As an adjective, ‘grounded’ can also mean sensible, realistic, and unpretentious. New media is sometimes considered the most outré of art forms, but the dynamic nature of technology provides artists with a unique platform to substantively consider current events and the nature of the modern world. In Garden Rooms, Sophia Sobers attempts to reconnect people with the natural world by creating 3D scans of plants and rendering them into digital narratives. By training the world to jump synchronously, Total Jump attempts to accomplish world peace. Mark Stock implements computational physics to simulate the core of a supernova that is then represented as a sculptural object in Chaotic Escape (m70).

Artists in this exhibition include: Betsy Connors, Amber Davis Tourlentes, Joseph Farbrook, Caitlin Foley and, Misha Rabinovich, Raquel Fornasaro, Simón García-Miñaúr, Ryan Kuo, Dennis H. Miller, Nick Montfort, Brooke Scibelli, Matthew Shanley, Sophia Sobers, and Mark Stock.

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MBTI

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 18th, 6-9pm

The Drawing Room is pleased host MBTI Matchup, a curatorial experiment exploring what the potential of collaborating can mean in art. MBTI Matchup is also a curatorial collaboration between Providence based curators Brooke Erin Goldstein and Abigael McGuire. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 18th, from 6-9pm.

A closing reception will also be held on Saturday, February 27th, from 6-9pm with collaborative drawing exercises open to the general public throughout the night. An artist round table discussion about the process of collaborating with with the personality type “perfect match” will be held at 7pm.

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Sophia Sobers: Garden Rooms at the AS220 Reading Room

Reception: Saturday, Oct 3rd, 5-7 PM

Open for the whole month of October

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday 1-6 PM, Saturday 12-4 PM, and by appointment
Address: 93 Mathewson St. (Dreyfus building), Providence, RI



The New Unconsciousness

SciArt Center - Creations Gallery
Reception: Saturday, Oct 3rd, 5-7 PM

Gallery Hours:
Saturday, Oct 3, 6-9 PM (Opening Reception)
Sunday, Oct 4, 12-5

Address: 89 Ave. C, New York, NY 10009



old Tech new Tech

Haber Space, CENTRAL BOOKING
Reception: Thursday, Sept 17th, 6-8 PM

Open until early November

Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday,12-6 PM
Address: 21 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

www.centralbookingnyc.com



Tangible Thinking at The VETS Gallery

Reception: Friday, Sept 18th, 5:30-8 PM
Artist Talk: Sunday, Sept 20th at the Chase Center Auditorium

Open until January, 2016

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 12-3 PM, and by appointment.
Address: 83 Park St, Providence, RI 02903

Curated by Amy Leidtke
Presented by Art League of Rhode Island
@tangiblethink



SURROUNDINGS

Sept 12th - October 3rd

I am happy to be part of this group exhibition at INDEX Art Center in Newark, NJ. Curated by Seth Goodwin, SURROUNDINGS is A group exhibition of artists whose work stimulates a heightened awareness of ones surroundings. Whether overtly obvious or eerily surreptitious, this work uses objects and circumstances to alter something in the viewer’s proximity. Curated by Seth Goodwin, the show includes artists who work with elements of physical space, sound, surveillance, and the manipulation of nature.

Reception: Saturday, Sept 12th, 7-10 PM

Gallery Hours: Thursdays 6-9 PM, Fridays & Saturdays 1-4PM, and by appointment
Address: 237 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102

www.indexartcenter.org



BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE

July 3rd - August 11, 2015

I am pleased to be a part of “Burning Down The House”, a group exhibition curated by Robert P. Stack of Yellow Peril Gallery, featuring international artists exploring issues of house and home in their work at Jamestown Arts Center from July 3 – August 15, 2015.

Artists’ Reception / July 25
6PM – 8PM

Performance Evening / August 7
6PM – 8PM

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10AM – 2PM

Jamestown Arts Center
18 Valley Street
Jamestown, RI 02835

The expression “Burn the house down” in clubs means to play music in a loud of frantic way in order to get the audience very excited. Similarly Yellow Peril Gallery holds as its mission to “exhibit provocative and visually arresting artwork created specifically to ignite conversations long after viewers have left the building.” With Burning Down The House, we strive to excite the audience with engaging works exploring issues familiar to us all.

Artists: Jennifer Avery, Joan Backes, Frances F. Denny, Polibio Díaz, Brooke Erin Goldstein, Jon Laustsen, Philippe Lejeune, Jessica Deane Rosner, Quintín Rivera Toro, Carol Scavotto, Sophia Sobers.



Islands on the Edge at Atlantic Wharf Gallery

June 29th - September 25th, 2015

Please join me for the opening reception of Islands on the Edge this Tuesday, July 14th, from 5-7pm in Boston at Atlantic Warf Gallery!



Guest juror: Elizabeth Devlin, independent curator, art consultant, and founder of FLUX.Boston.

“Since their ancient formation by rising sea level, the Boston Harbor Islands have literally been on the edge of the continent, places where land meets sea. With the growth of Boston and its surrounding communities, the islands came to be unusual for their lack of inhabitants and development at the edge of a major metropolitan area. Figuratively, the Boston Harbor Islands have often been on the ‘edge of society’: places used to isolate people, institutions, and activities.”

Islands on the Edge explores the Harbor Islands and the concepts in the Islands’ interpretive theme, with drawing, painting, photography, video, mixed media, and sculptural installations by twenty-one artists.


Artists: Judith Belben, Aaron John Bourque, Pogus Caesar, Laura Davidson, Phyllis Ewen, Silas Finch, Jeffrey Heyne, Steve Hollinger, Tova Katzman, Ian Kennelly, Lisa Knox, Karen McFeaters, Maureen McNamara, Nathaniel Meyer, Wendy Shapiro, Sophia Sobers, Christopher Squier, John Steck Jr., Gianna Stewart, Maureen Vezina, Sarah Wentworth.



Bushwick Open Studios | Seeking Space Exhibition

June 5th - 7st, 2015


I am happy to be showing a new print, based off of the Garden Rooms series, at the Launch Party for Bushwick Open Studios!

Now celebrating its sixth year, Seeking Space, the official group art show of Bushwick OpenStudios will be hosted at Be Electric Studios (1298 Willoughby Ave), one of Bushwick’s premier photo studios and venue spaces.

The event, sponsered by Tumblr, will kick off with the BOS 2015 Launch Party on Friday, June 5, from 7-12am.







Todo Bajo Control | Vernal Equinox

March 20th - 21st, 2015



I am pleased to be participating in the 3rd iteration of TODO BAJO CONTROL in Providence, RI. TODO BAJO CONTROL is a dynamic, multidisciplinary, live-art experience that brings together artists, activists and audiences from a wide range of aesthetic backgrounds and cultures.

In its third iteration and Providence-area debut, TODO BAJO CONTROL | VERNAL EQUINOX draws inspiration from the seasonal planetary tilt to present a two-part event. Join us and a selection of over thirty local, regional, and international artists as we celebrate this significant moment of transition, balance and ritual, beginning in the dark on Friday evening (at a mystery location)and emerging into the light on Saturday afternoon (at AS220).

Click HERE for more information.



RISD Faculty Biennial

February 20th - March 22nd, 2015



I am pleased to be participating in the RISD Faculty Biennial, held at the RISD Museum from February to March! You can find more information about the exhibit HERE.



TEEM at Grin Gallery

November 2014 - January 2015



I am pleased to be showing new works on paper in the group flat file show, Teem, at Grin Gallery in Providence, RI. The exhibition will be up for a while, so be sure to check it out!



Collective21: More Human Panel Discussion

September 24, 2014

I am part of the Collective21: More Human panel discussion happening this Wednesday at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery. The panel discussion is hosted by Art Technology New England.



Collective21: More Human Opening

September 13, 2014



Collision21: More Human will be at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery September 13-October 26, 2014. This is a group show dealing with two closely-related concepts: human self-modification and the human modification of our environment. Formed by artists and technologists, the COLLISIONcollective is premised on the sometimes abrupt intersection between art and technology.

Artists Include

Matt Brand, Ben Bray, Alicia Eggert, Joseph Farbrook, Antony Flackett, Rob Gonsalves, Hwayong Jung, Gloria King Merritt, Georgina Lewis, Robin Lohrey, Mark Millstein, Nick Monfort, Andrew Neumann, Sarah Rushford, Fito Segrera, John Slepian, Sophia Sobers. Download the More Human catalog here (pdf).



tttrip at Grin Gallery

September - October 2014



I am pleased be participating in tttrip, a 3 person show at GRIN Gallery in Providence, RI.

A trip is a form of disconnection and an experience of time. Whether referring to the tripping of a circuit or a ride in an airplane, a trip brings about a drastic change to the subject and it’s surroundings. The work in tttrip. explores the various aspects of the word through visual, physical, conceptual experiences.



Public Art in Rhode Island

May 2014 - April 2015



I have just completed my first public art project in Providence, RI! Titled: “I Dream, Therefore I Am”, this piece was created in reaction to the local brown (toxic soil) sites in the area. This project was realized with help from the 195 Redevelopment Commission.



To What Once Was, a Solo Exhibition

June 6th, 2014



I’m excited to announce my first solo show in Boston at Find & Form Space Gallery on June 6th!



Complexity at Gelman Gallery

September 2013

I am excited to be exhibiting as part of the group show, Complexity, this September! The exhibition will be located in Gelman Gallery, in Providence, RI.

Dates for the exhibition are: September 20-October 27, 2013,

Opening reception: Sept 19, 2013, 6-8pm



(e)merge Art Fair at the Capitol Skyline Hotel in Washington, DC.

October 2013



I am excited to be a selected artist in the (e)merge Art Fair, October 3rd-6th. I will be exhibiting a variation of my one of my latests works, Experiment #11.



Carrefour: Intersections of Biomedical Research and Art

June 2013



My work is part of a wonderfully curated exhibition titled “Carrefour: Intersections of Biomedical Research and Art” in Sol Koffler, Providence, RI. The opening is June 21st! I’m looking forward to this exciting installation.



Figment at Governors Island

June 2015

I will be participating as part of the Figment Festival in Governors Island! Look out for an outdoor installation in Nolan Park!



MARVEL - Raw Artists Brooklyn

April 2013

I will be part of MARVEL – a Raw Artists Brooklyn exhibit at Public Assembly on the 11th of April (Thursday Night)! Tickets are available through my profile on Raw Artists! It would be great to see anyone in the area!



Panel Discussion at WPI

November 2012

I will be part of a panel discussion for “New Work in Digital + Media Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design” at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on November 3rd!



Index Art Center, Newark Open Doors

October 2012

Reception Room at Index Art Center, Newark Open Doors, Newark, NJ

October 5th-7th

Small installation of various work at Index Art Center for Newark Open Doors week!



Pixilerations

October 14th - 23rd, 2012

Breathing Column will be up and operational for Pixilerations, in Providence, RI!



Older than Bambi, RISD Digital + Media Biennial

February 2012


My work is being displayed with fellow Digital + Media students in Older than Bambi, RISD Digital + Media Biennial, at Sol Koffler Gallery in Providence, RI! The exhibit will be open until end of March.

Older Than Bambi brings together the diverse creative practices of the RISD Digital + Media MFA classes of 2012 and 2013. While there is no single theme that links this collection of works, which ranges across media, disciplines and scales, certain preoccupations emerge.



Interrupt II

February 11, 2012

I will be participating in a collaborative performance with Christopher Funkhouser and Amy Hufnagel at Interrupt II, Brown University, Providence, RI – February 11th! Be sure to check out all three days of events!



27 Mix

January 2012

My work will be displayed at 27 Mix in Newark, NJ until the end of March! Be sure to check out “Organic Cities” and the amazing food!



Raw Substance

October 2011

My work will be displayed in Art Kitchen‘s Raw Substance exhibit. Opening night is Friday, October 21st, 7-10 PM, during the Newark Open Doors Gallery Crawl / Reception.

Raw Substance:
Materials derived from natural resources tend to have an ephemeral state; at times a presence in which allows one to reflect over the ever-fleeting moments of existence. For centuries, many cultures have been incorporating raw materials into various art forms as opposed to man-made or synthetic materials. We were first introduced to a shift in material usage through the Post Minimalist and Process Art era where the actual process of art was the principal focus not the end product.

Raw Substance is a group exhibition consisting of artists who explore “non-traditional” materials through alternative processes.



#FFFFFF Space

September 2011

Love/Hate is currently being exhibited on #FFFFFF Space, an internet-based exhibition forum curated by Polina Teif and Shannon Garden-Smith. The name, #FFFFFFspace, is derived from the html code that designates the colour white and is thus an abbreviated form of “white space” signalling its reconstitution of the physically manifest exhibition space of the “white cube”. While the platform acknowledges its curatorial antecedent of the real-space gallery, it is not a simple transference of the modes of presentation employed therein.