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Sophy Naess
Brooklyn, NY



ARTIST STATEMENT:
Painting and printing are basic to my work, which is sometimes "project based," collaborative, and distributable, and sometimes private, precious, and studio based. The tension between these two ways of working is often the subject of the work itself.

tags: feminist, socialist, skepticism, optimist, funny, historical inquiry, love, color, irony, speech, portraiture
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ARTIST RESUME:


Sophy Naess
b. 1982

Education

2000-2004 B.F.A. The Cooper Union, School of Art, New York
2002 Slade School of Fine Art, London
1997-1999 Interlochen Arts Academy
1996 Skidmore College summer program

Solo Exhibitions

2009 Galleri Thomassen, The Fairest of Them All, Gothenburg, SE

2008 Galleri 54, Like to Get to Know You Well, Gothenburg, SE
2008 The Railton Collection, New York, NY

2007 Thrust Projects, Darling What Color, New York, NY (with Matthew Lutz Kinoy)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010 Brucennial, NY
2010 Sue Scott Gallery, A Reluctant Apparition, NYC

2009 Galleri 54, Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, SE

2008 Pocket Utopia Gallery, Memories of Development, Brooklyn, NY
2008 Overgade Institut for Samtidskunst, Kunstpublikationer 2008, Copenhagen, DK
2008 Cinders Gallery, Brevity's Rainbow, Brooklyn, NY

2007 Galleri 300m3, Boksläpp, Göteborg, SE

2005 Jack the Pelican Presents, No Apology for Breathing, Brooklyn, NY
2005 Tutti Frutti Miami Basel, Miami, FL
2005 RKL Gallery, Memorial Daze, Brooklyn, NY
2005 The Fresh-Up Club, Sisters, Austin, TX

2004 Hutchins Gallery, Wit Wisdom and Invention: Reflecting on Benjamin Franklin, Lawrenceville, NJ
2004 The Liberty Fair, New York, NY September 2004
2004 The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Horror Vaccui, New York, NY
2004 The Cooper Union School of Art, The Lucky Seven, New York, NY

Awards & Residencies

2010

Artist in Residence, Recess Activities, New York City

2008

Lundgrenska Stiftelsen, Sweden

Artist in Residence, The Press at Colorado College, Colorado, USA

Guest lecturer at Bennington College, Vermont, USA

Guest lecturer at California College of Art, San Francisco.

2007

Otto och Charlotte Mannheimer Fonden, Sweden

2004

Pietro and Alfrieda Montana prize for excellence in drawing and sculpture

2002

New York Central Supply Award

2001

Frank Caldiero Humanities Award, Cooper Union

Bibliography

2010 Paletten #277. Konst och Kontrovers: “Kåt A4”

2008 Like to Get to Know You Well exhibition catalog, Galleri 54, Gothenburg, SE

August 05 Artforum.com: “Critics Pick Nick Stillman on ‘Cabinet of Affordable Dental Care,’” Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn NY

August 2005 New York Times: Holland Cotter, “Art in Review; No Apology for Breathing,” Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn NY

Artists Books

2006 – 2010 First Rate Second Hand. Annual calendar collaboration with Carmelle Safdie, available through Printed Matter, NYC

2010 Multiple Coats Recommended Over a Primed Surface. Silkscreen edition available through Printed Matter, NYC

2008 Color: A New Novel. Letterpress edition of 20 produced in residence at the Press at Colorado College.

2007 This Is What She's Like: girls portraits left more or less to the imagination.
available through Butik CMYK, Copenhagen, DK

2007 Gravy Bolaget Vol 1. collected stories.
 








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