Sophy Naess portrait
Nationality American
Born b. 1982

Sophy Naess

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Lecturer at the Yale School of Art, the NY-based multimedia artist works in painting, printmaking, textiles and drawing. With a number of international artist residencies under her belt, the artist deftly switches from one medium to another in candidly exploring such subjects as the psychological states, sexual intimacy, current political events and understated moment of beauty. She has exhibited internationally, including France, Denmark, Sweden and China.

Lot number
#14
Artwork
Artwork: Self Portrait, April 1
Artist:
Sophy Naess
Title and Year:
Self Portrait, April 1 | 2020
Auction Status

Bidding Ended

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2020
    Untitled
    321 Gallery, Brooklyn NY

    2018
    The Tapestry of the Apocalypse
    17 Essex, New York, NY

    2017
    All The Things You Are
    The Middler, Brooklyn, NY

    2016
    Labor of Love
    321 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    2013
    Furtive Movements
    Weekend Projects, Brooklyn, NY

    2011
    Unexpected Pasts and Frantic Futures
    Galleri Box, Gothenburg, Sweden

    2009
    The Fairest of them All
    Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, Sweden

    2008
    Like to Get to Know You Well
    Galleri 54, Gothenburg, Sweden

    2008
    Untitled
    The Railton Collection, New York

     

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2020
    Sikås Biennale 2020
    Sikås Art Center, Sweden

    2019
    May China
    Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, Xi’an, China

    Pulled in Brooklyn
    IPCNY, New York, NY

    Grand Buffet
    Baba Yaga Gallery, Hudson, NY

    2018
    NADA New York
    321 Gallery, New York, NY

    Editions/Artists Book Fair
    10 Grand Press, New York, NY

    To Whom It May Concern
    BILAGA Editions, Skövde Konsthall, Skövde, Sweden

    Summer in Sikås
    Växjö Konsthall, Växjö, Sweden

    2017
    How to Draw the Human Figure
    Agency Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    Capitalist Realism Surimono
    Situations, New York, NY

    Ephemeroptera
    The Hand Space, Brooklyn, NY

    We The Watchers Are Also Bodies
    Hercules Art Space, New York, NY

    2016
    J’AI RÊVÉ LE GOÛT DE LA BRIQUE PILÉE
    Centre of Contemporary Ceramics , La Borne, France

    Five Holes All Smiles
    Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    The Good Life
    The Range, Saguache, CO

    Syntagma
    Eugene Lang College, New York, NY

    Large Glass, curated by Jennifer Sullivan
    Spring/Break Art Fair, New York, NY

    2015
    I Lost Something in the Hills or A Painting of Blue Roses
    US Blues, Brooklyn, NY

    The Harmers
    Joan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    Anti—Fertility Garden, organized by Mary Walling Blackburn
    Sala Diaz, San Antonio, TX

    The Harmers
    David Lewis Gallery, New York, NY

    2014
    Artists for Artists
    Foundation for Contemporary Art Benefit, Matthew Marks, New York

    About Like So: The Influence of Painting, curated by Terri C Smith
    Franklin St. Works, Stamford, CT

    The Shandaken Project Retrospective Exhibition
    Creative Time, New York, NY

    And the Villagers Never Liked you Anyway
    Knockdown Center, Brooklyn, NY

    Sisrahtac, organized by Brie Ruais and Maria Stabio
    Torrance Shipman Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    Zero Point
    Jackie Klempay Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    The View from the Window, curated by Lumi Tan
    Chapter, New York, NY

    Yard Show
    Essex Flowers, New York, NY

    Speaking Through Paint: Hans Hofmann’s Legacy Today
    Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY

    Correspondence
    Publication Studio Hudson, Catskills, NY

    Material Memory: Heather Hart, Nick Pilato, Sophy Naess
    Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ

    2013
    FABRIKA, with Jam Archives
    Court Square, Queens, NY

    Your Content Will Return Shortly
    Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT

    2012
    The End(s) of the Library
    Goethe Institut, New York, NY

    Leisure / Work
    The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

    Bazaar
    Soloway, Brooklyn, NY

    Little Languages Coded Pictures
    Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY

    Dependent Art Fair
    New Capital Projects, New York, NY

    2011
    99% Wizards of Change
    Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

    Blackout
    Port d’Or, Brooklyn, NY

    A Person Of Color / A Mostly Orange Exhibition, with Carmelle Safdie
    The Green Gallery East, Milwaukee WI

    Best of 2011
    Soloway, Brooklyn, NY

    Tide Pool Shop
    Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

    2010
    Par Avion
    Parlour No. 19, Siena, Italy

    First Rate Second Hand
    Printed Matter, New York, NY

    The Artist At Work
    Recess Activities, New York, NY

    A Reluctant Apparition
    Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY

    2009
    Galleri 54
    Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden

    2008
    Memories of Development
    Pocket Utopia Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    Kunstpublikationer 2008
    Overgade Institut for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Brevity’s Rainbow
    Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

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

    2005
    No Apology for Breathing
    Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY

    Memorial Daze, with Natsuko Uchino
    RKL Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    Sisters
    The Fresh‑Up Club, Austin, TX

    2004
    Horror Vaccui
    The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY

    The Lucky Seven
    The Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY

  • 2013
    Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Jersey
    MFA

    2004
    The Cooper Union School of Art, New York
    BFA

  • Yale University, Faber Birren Collection, New Haven, CT

    Statens Konstråd, Stockholm, Sweden

    Archer Hotel, New York, NY

    The Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody, New York, NY

    The Collection of Deborah Davis, New York, NY

    The Collection of Gabriel Kreuther, New York, NY

  • 2019
    Residency, Lenore Tawney Foundation, ISCP, New York

    2016
    Residency, The Range, Saguache, CO
    Residency, SU-CASA, Brooklyn Arts Council, NY

    2015
    Residency, Sikås Art Center, Sweden

    2013
    Residency, Scuola Grafika, Venice, Italy
    Residency, Shandaken Project, NY

    2010
    Residency, Recess Activities, New York

    2008
    Residency, Lundgrnska Stiftelsen, Sweden
    Residency, The Press at Colorado College, Colorado, USA

    2007
    Residency, 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, The Cooper Union School of Art