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sophia.allison@gmail.com
http://www.sophiaallison.com/

EDUCATION
1998-2001 MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1992-1995 BFA, Painting, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

1990-1992 AFA, Painting, Brevard College, Brevard, NC

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 Brevard College, Spiers Art Gallery (forthcoming)

2009 Home Home, Sweet Again, Underground Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Germination Station, LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles CA

2005 Whoa, Nellie! LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2002 Garden Variety, DeRicci Gallery, Edgewood College, Madison, WI

2001 Babyface, Art Gallery, Hastings College, Hastings, NE

House Show, MFA Thesis Exhibition, 7th Floor Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison

TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2010 Home, Sophia Allison & Cheryl Groff, Artillery & Ammo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Automatic Enigmatic, Sophia Allison & York Chang, Lawrence Asher Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007 Membrane, collaborative exhibition with Autumn Harrison, MORYORK Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 D.O.O.L, WEEKEND Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)

LA-X, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY

2010 39Now, Sophia Louisa Projects, d.e.n. contemporary art, Los Angeles, CA

Deconstructed Applications, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA

Installation in conjunction with The Birth of Coffee, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Paper Trail, Happy, Los Angeles, CA

Landskin, Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, CA

Venn Diagrams, Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Not in My Backyard, d.e.n.contemporary art, Los Angeles, CA

Pieces from the Collections, Underground Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Incognito, Benefit Exhibition, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2009 Retrospect, Lawrence Asher Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Lucha Libre! Las Leyandas Del Ring, HOLA, Heart of Los Angeles, El Corazon Gallery

Incognito, Benefit Exhibition, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2008 Open Show, LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA. Juried by David Pagel, Art Critic, L.A. Times

The Possibility of Love with Strangers, fakespace LA, Los Angeles, CA

The Horror of Tradition, AndrewShire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Incognito, Benefit Exhibition, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

Kitsch Catch, Maison Folie de Wazemmes, Lille and MIAM, S├Ęte, France

2007 Southern California Open Show 2007, LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA. Juried by Howard Fox, Curator of Contemporary Art, LACMA

Winter Biannual, Los Angeles Art Association South, Michael Napoliello Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA. Juried by Susan Cross, Curator, MASS MoCA.

Off They Flew, Little Bird Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Liminal, Phantom Galleries, Pasadena, CA. Curated by Brian and Mary Mallman.

Incognito, Benefit Exhibition, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2006 Southern California Open Show 2006, LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA. Juried by Ann Philbin, Director, Hammer Museum

2006 Sweater, a collaborative installation directed by Tim Hawkinson, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA.

Scale, LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA. Juried by Caryn Coleman, Director of sixspace gallery

2005 Southern California Open Show 2005, LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA. Juried by Wesley Jessup,

Executive Director of Pasadena Museum of California Art

Laguna Art Museum’s All California Juried and Invitational Exhibition and Auction, Laguna Art Museum

Incognito, Santa Monica Art Museum, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

Dialogue, Mor York Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

fresh stART, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Art Masks, Art Gallery, Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA

2004 *Southern California Open Show 2004, LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA. Juried by James Elaine, former Curator of Hammer Projects, Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (*Prize Winner)

47th Annual International Juried Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA.

2003 *Southern California Open Show 2003, LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA. Juried by Karen Higa, Senior Curator, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA. (*Prize Winner)

Brevard College Invitational Alumni Exhibition, Sims Art Center, Brevard, NC

And Now a Word from Our Sponsor, LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA. Juried by Mat Gleason, Editor of Coagula Art Journal

Beefcake/Cheesecake II: Tastes of a Nation, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA.

2002 New American Paintings, Western Edition #42, juried-exhibition-in-print. Juried by Michael Auping,

Chief Curator of Museum of Modern Art at Fort Worth, TX

Chautauqua 45th National Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, Chautauqua, NY. Juried by Robert Storr, former Senior Curator at the Museum of Modern Art

Fish, Fruit and Vegetables, Hastings College Faculty Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, University of Nebraska-Kearney

2001 *Young Painters Competition, Hiestand Gallery, Miami University, Oxford, OH. Juried by James Demetrion, former Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. (*Finalist)

Ties that Bind, Lionel Rombach Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Small Work Exhibition, Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA

Hastings College Art Faculty, University Place Art Center, Lincoln, NE

Full Rotation, Patterson Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, Bellefonte, PA

Catapult, Whatcom Museum, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

CitiARTS Group Exhibition, Madison CitiARTS space, Madison, WI

2000 33, 734 Gallery, Madison, WI

The Champagne of Shows, The Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI

1999 Northern National Juried Art Competition, Nicolet College LRC Gallery, Rhinelander, WI

Family, Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA

1998 Still Life with Interiors, Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA

1997 Holiday Small Works Exhibition, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA.

Recent Work, Medical College of Virginia, Arts in the Hospitals Program, Richmond, VA.

Eric Schindler Group Exhibition, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA

Annual Gala Auction, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

Second Annual Drawing Exhibition, Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA

1996 Greater Reston Arts Center Juried Exhibition (Award), Reston, VA

Greater Reston Arts Center Annual Juried Winners Exhibition, Reston, VA

Painting In General, National Juried Exhibition, Associate Artists of Winston-Salem, NC

Associate Artists Exhibition, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

Thought Possibilities, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA

1995 Artists at Play, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA

AWARDS/GRANTS
2000, 1999 Evjue Foundation Grant, University of WI-Madison, "Professional Practices in the Arts," web site (http://labweb.education. wisc.edu/artcommunity/)

1999 Edith L. Gilbertson Scholarship, Art Department, University of WI-Madison

RESIDENCIES
1997 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

REGISTRIES
2001 – 2005 The Drawing Center, The Viewing Program Registry, New York, NY

PUBLICATIONS/REVIEWS
Art in Domestic Settings, KNBC Channel 4, 6p.m. news, December 17, 2009. Art exhibition featured. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAUanD57tgY

15 Questions About Art, Little Bird Gallery blog, November 23, 2009,

Selective Memory, Fine Arts LA, July 16, 2009, http://www.fineartsla.com/selective-memory.html

Luchadora Libre! Make Magazine, Vol. 18, 2009, http://www.make-digital.com/make/vol18/?folio=24, by Annie Buckley.

Fine Arts Dealers Association, Annual Los Angeles Art Show, artwork illustrated in catalog, January 2009

Group show at Andrew Shire Gallery, http://www.artillerymag.com/current/review.html, review by Anne Martens.

Continuing and Recommended, The Horror of Tradition, Artscene, September 2008, review by Annie Buckley.
“Reaping what they sew,” Los Angeles Times newspaper, August 22, 2008, review by Leah Ollman.

“Artists Bound Together by the Common Thread of Tradition,” http://tmitf.blogspot.com, August 22, 2008, review by Taras Matla, work illustrated.

The Horror of Tradition, Flavor Pill, http://asset3.flavorpill.com/losangeles/events/2008/7/31/the-horror-of-tradition, by Shana Nys Drambot

Sophia Allison & York Chang: Automatic Enigmatic, Flavor Pill, http://flavorpill.com/losangeles/events/2008/6/28/sophia-allison-and-york-chang, by Ashley Tibbits

UCLA Graduate Student Quarterly, Fall 2007, artwork featured on p. 20.

Fine Arts Dealers Association, The Twelfth Annual Los Angeles Art Show, artwork illustrated in catalog, January 2007

“Close-knit ‘Sweater’ teamwork,” Los Angeles Times newspaper, July 14, 2006, review by Holly Myers, work illustrated.

Sophia Allison: Whoa Nellie!, Flavor Pill, http://la.flavorpill.net/mailer/issue122/index.html.

Slop Art Supermarket Catalog, artwork illustrated in catalog, Winter 2003.

“Getting a Different Perspective,” Kearney Hub Newspaper, Oct 17, 2002, artwork illustrated.

New American Paintings, Western Edition, 42nd edition, juried-exhibition-in-print, work illustrated on front cover and inside.

How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul, by Caroll Michels.

Professional Practices in the Arts website mentioned as a resource within the book, 2002

“Spotlight Interview,” KHAS radio, Hastings, NE, November 2001, interviewed for art exhibition at Hastings College

Hastings College Gallery Schedule, 2000-2001, artwork illustrated on front and inside cover

Wisconsin Woman, July 2000, “Women Steal the Show in Madison’s Art Scene,” quoted in article

So to Speak: a feminist journal of art and literature, Fall/Winter 1999, artwork illustrated on front and back cover

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
2003-2011 Gallery 825, Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA

2000 - 2003 College Art Association

1996-1997 Associate Artists Council, 1708 Gallery, Richmond VA

1995-1996 Artspace Gallery, Richmond VA