Born in 1987 in Concord, Massachusetts, USA
Lives and works in Washington, D.C., USA

Sophia NARRETT

Sophia Narrett employs the slow and meticulous process of embroidery in response to the increasingly fast pace of contemporary media. Working with thread, she transforms the historically domesticated medium into a tool to explore the liberties and restrictions of modern womanhood. She crafts expansively detailed narratives, in dialogue with the rise of American advertising and the Feminist Art movement, where earthly delights feast in familiar pop culture. Often selecting images from the internet as source material, she repurposes the language of the digital era, disrupting the representation of female sexuality and nudity in mass media. Narrett crafts expansive realms of love and self-discovery, incorporating multiple perspectives to explore the intricacy of desire in the algorithmic age.

education

2014 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2014 MFA, Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2010 BA, with Honors in Visual Art, magna cum laude, Brown University, Providence, RI

solo shows

2023
- Perrotin, New York, NY (forthcoming)

2020
Soul Kiss, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2018
- Certain Magic, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY

2016
- Early in the Game, Freight + Volume, New York, NY
- Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA

2015
- This Meant Nothing, Arts+Leisure, New York, NY

2013
- I Was Dreaming This, Space Gallery, Portland, ME

2012
- Even When It’s Hard To See, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

2011
- The Higher They Rise the Higher They Are, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, RI

2010
- Love Sleep, Gallery 210, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, RI

group shows

2021
- Horses?, CHART, New York, NY
- The Bedroom Show, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY
- Magic Touch, Dinner Gallery, New York, NY, Co Curated by Jen Dwyer and Dinner Gallery

2020
- Women Take the Floor, Museum of Fine Arts Boston
- Myselves, curated by Joshua Friedman, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- Shag, curated by Laura Hutson Hunter509 Third Ave. S, Nashville, TN
- Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond, curated by Rachel Seligman and Minita Sanghvi, The Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY

2019
- Burke Prize, curated by Samantha De Tillio, Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy and Alida Jekabson, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, 
- Idol Worship, curated by Emily Colucci, Smack Mellon, New York, NY
- Do You Love Me?, curated by Eden Deering, PPOW, New York, NY
Can You Dream It? (Yes I can.), curated by Scott Alario, Kristen Lorello, New York, NY
- Ariadne Unraveling, Asya Geisberg, New York, NY
- A Heart Shaped Face, Two Person Show with Paul Rouphail, Jack Barrett, New York, NY

2018
- Hush, curated by Eden Deering and Sydney Fishman, Marinaro, New York, NY
- Through Her Eye, curated by Ysabel Pinyol and Mashonda Tifrere, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
- Close the Blinds, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL
- MAD Collects: The Future of Craft Part 1, curated by Shannon R. Stratton, Samantha De Tillio and Barbara Paris Gifford, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
- SEED, curated by Yvonne Force, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
- Metamorphosis, Lightly (Intimacy of Form), curated by Alex Rojas, OOF Books, Los Angeles, CA
- The Garden of Earthly Delights, curated by Karen Gilbert, Deanna Evans Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Handmade: Women Reshaping Contemporary Art, curated by Elizabeth Gorayeb, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
- Unveil, curated by Marie Salomé Peyronnel, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY

2017
- Stranger Than Paradise, curated by Dominic Molon, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
- Can I touch it?, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL
- Narrative Horizons, Three Person Show Curated by Gabrielle Lavin Suzenski with artists Erin Riley and Kay Healy, The Galleries at Moore, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA
- Intimate Lines: Drawing With Thread, curated by Carol Eckert, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
- NSFW: FEMALE GAZE, curated by Marina Garcia Vasquez and Lissa Rivera, Museum of Sex, New York, NY
- Plush, curated by Laura Marsh, Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL
- Frontrunner Collective: An Annual Affair, curated by Teddy Symes, West Chelsea Arts Building
- No Vacancy II, curated by Alison Sirico and Irina V Makarova, Squat Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
- Figurative Futures, 101/Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA
- Rijswijk Textile Biennial, curated by Anne Kloosterboer, Museum Rijswijk, South Holland, Netherlands
- Minus the Sun, curated by Marie Salomé Peyronnel, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY
- The Staging of Vulnerability, curated by Allison Zuckerman, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY

2016
it started with a rose, curated by Cecilia Salama, 315 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
- Material Cultures, curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, Jennifer Gerow, and Jordana Munk Martin, BRIC House, Brooklyn, NY
- Fourth Wall, Booth Gallery, New York, NY
- Ladies Babies Hades, Collar Works, Troy, NY
- Nature Gone Wrong, Drive By Projects, Watertown, MA

2015
- (Em)Power Dynamics, curated by Jasmine Wahi, The Gateway Project, Newark, NJ
- Your Bad Self, Arts+Leisure, New York, NY
- Pussy Don't Fail Me Now, Three Person Show with Kenya (Robinson) and Doreen Garner, Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY
- Dear Mama, curated by Jacques Smith and Rachel Libeskind, The Department of Signs + Symbols, Brooklyn, NY

2014
- EXTRACT IV, Kunstforeningen GL STRAND, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Le Show Des Amis, SHOW ROOM, Brooklyn, NY
- Wanderers in a Sea of Smog, curated by Christian Ruiz Berman, Katrina Van Tassel Projects, New York, NY
- New Contemporaries, curated by Mark Moscone, Gelman Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI
- RISD 2014 MFA Painting, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
- RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, RI Convention Center, Providence, RI
- Garden, Drive-By Projects, Watertown, MA
- Paint, Pattern, Print, Texture, Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA
- The Last Brucennial, 837 Washington Street, NY
- Reading Room, curated by Seojung Min and Wangui Maina, Gelman Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI
- 50/50: artist/context, curated by Chloe Lee and Minkyoung Kim, Gelman Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI

2013
- Urban Eroticism, Arcilesi & Homberg Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
- Show #8, The Parlour Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
- Time After Time, Arcilesi & Homberg Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
- The Sublime Revisited, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY
- At Your Leisure, 111 Front Street Gallery 200, Brooklyn, NY, Curated by Masha Firunts
- Summer Show, SHOW ROOM, New York, NY

2012
- Too Big to Fail, Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI
- These Favorite Things, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
- End of Days, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
- Love, The Arthur M. Berger Art Gallery, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

public collections

- X Museum, Beijing, China
- The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
- Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
​- CAPP Collection of Contemporary Art at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD
- Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
- The Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI
- Brown University Creative Arts Council, Providence, RI
 

awards

2019
- Galerie Magazine Emerging Artist Award

2019
- Burke Prize Museum of Arts and Design Finalist

2018
- Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

2016
- New American Paintings Reader’s Choice Artist of 2015

2010
- The William and Alethe Weston Fine Arts Award, Brown University, Providence, RI

 

Residencies

2016-2017
- Museum of Arts and Design Artist Studios Program, New York, NY

2016
- Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA

2015
- DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2011
- Public Art Academy, The Pajama Factory, Williamsport, PA
- Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

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