Solo Exhibitions

2020    Now, Not Forever, Laurel Cottage, Norfolk, CT

            The Landing Field, Zimbabwe Cultural Center of Detroit, MI

            An Extended Moment of Transition, The Muted Horn/H Space, Cleveland, OH

2019    Absolute Truth, Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit, MI

2015    The Wall, Kit and Ace, Detroit, MI

2014    Here/Not Here, Whitdel Gallery, Detroit, MI

2010    Making Faces, S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, Burlington VT

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020     Ari, Public Pool, Hamtramck, MI 

             Out of the Air, White Brick Gallery, Ferndale, MI 

2019     We Live Here, 1301 Broadway, Detroit, MI

2018     Edition 18, Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit, MI

             Attachment to Function, 1301 Broadway, Detroit, MI 

             Art @ the Max IV, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall, Detroit MI

             Matter, Matter, Object, Wall, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

             A Line of Beauty, Cranbrook House, Bloomfield Hills, MI

             The Collective Experiment, The Carr Center, Detroit MI

2017     Have + Hold, Wasserman Projects, Detroit, M

             Bent, But Unbroken, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI

             Nasty Women, Binders of Them, Cave Gallery, Detroit, MI

2016     You Are Here, The Carr Center, Detroit, MI 

             88th Annual Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

             1966: Remixed, Crooked Tree Art Center, Traverse City, MI

             Never Not Broken, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

2015     Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduate Degree Exhibition, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

             Performative Materials, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Birmingham, MI

             Experiencing Perspectives, Mercedes Benz Financial Services, Farmington Hills, MI

             Coffee and Tea (Part II), Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

2014     Pyrocognitions, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Birmingham, MI

             Experiencing Perspectives, Mercedes Benz Financial Services, Farmington Hills, MI

2013     Emergence-13, Ford Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

             En Masse, Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy Galleries, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2012     Cary Sculpture Park, Salem Art Works, Salem, VT

2011     The Waskowmium Collection, Burlington, VT

             Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

2010     Represent, S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, Burlington VT 

             Book Juice, Green Door Gallery, Burlington, VT

2009     Exchange, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery, Gladstone, Australia

2008     Feedback Junkie, The Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield, MN 

             From Paper and Stones, Boliou Gallery, Northfield, MN

Residencies

2021     Mass MoCA Assets for Artists residency, North Adams, MA ​

2020    Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

2019    Monson Arts, Monson, ME

   Drop Forge and Tool, Hudson, NY — collaborative residency with Manal Shoukair

2018    Zimbabwe Cultural Center of Detroit Research Fellowship, Mutare, Zimbabwe

            The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA 

            One to One, Founder/Director, collaborative residency

2017    Teton ArtLab, Jackson, WY

2011    Sculpture Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2010    Vermont Artist Week Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Awards and Fellowships

2020     Louise Bourgeois Award, Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

2016    88th Annual Regional Exhibition Second Place, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

2014    Cranbrook Academy of Art and Pilchuck Glass School Partner Award Scholarship

2012    Emerging Artist Fellowship, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY

2011    Intern Artist Fellowship, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN

2007    Toni Award in the Arts Finalist, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

2005    Jepson Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievment in Studio Art, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Teaching and Artist Lectures

2019-    Adjunct Faculty in Fine Arts, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI 

2019    Mabhasikiti ne Hurukuro (Baskets with Tales) Workshop facilitator with Masimba Hwati, Zimbabwe Cultural                         Center of Detroit, MI

2018    “Material and Meaning” National Gallery School of Visual Art and Design, Harare, Zimbabwe

   “Creative Process and Professional Practice” Carleton College, Northfield, MN

   “Things Are More Than One Thing” Nora Iasigi Bullitt Memorial Lecture, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

   “Non-Linear Narrative and the Language of Materials” TALK Series, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

2016     Visiting Artist, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI 

Selected Bibliography 

2020    “Fruit Stickers” Sophie Eisner, published in The Plague Review 4, October, Ryan Standfest, ed., (Rotland Press,                     Detroit) http://rotlandpress.com/plague-review

            “Familiar and Ever So Slightly Askew,” Stephen Melville, Norfolk Now, September. 

2019    “AM,” Sophie Eisner, Detroit Sequential Vol.1 No. 2, Ryan Standfest, ed., (Detroit Novelty Press, Rotland Press)  

2018    “Sophie Eisner” Dennis Alan Nawrocki, Steve Panton, and Matthew Piper, eds., Essay’d 3: 30 Detroit Artists

            (Wayne State University Press) 

2017    “Butter Projects @ Wasserman Projects,” Clara DeGalan, Detroit Art Review, Aug. 11 

            “Visiting Sculptors Host Minishows at Artlab,” E. Dahlby, Jackson Hole News and Guide, April 12 

            Installment #89, Allegra Rosenbaum, Essay’d, December 29, http://essayd.org/?p=2055 

2016    “‘You Are Here’ Exhibit Rocks Carr Center,” M. H. Hodges, Detroit News, Nov. 21 

2015    Experiencing Perspectives catalogue, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Farmington Hills, MI 

 

Education 

2015     Master of Fine Art, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2013     Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2007     Bachelor of Art, Magna Cum Laude, Carleton College, Northfield, MN