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

Solo Exhibitions

2020    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

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

Projects

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

2018-   One:One, Founder/Director - One:One is a “sprint” residency program in which two artists spend up to a week

            working side by side in the studio - collaboratively, on separate projects —  with the goal of learning from each

            other’s practices, building off of each other’s creative energy, and leaning into the positive peer pressure

            towards making.

   DET-ZIM 2018, Artist Researcher - International arts and culture exchange and research program in Zimbabwe in        partnership with the Zimbabwe Cultural Center of Detroit and College for Creative Studies

Residencies

2020    Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

2019    Monson Arts, Monson, ME

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

2018    The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA 

2017    Teton ArtLab, Jackson, WY

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

2011    Intern Artist Fellowship, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN

            Sculpture Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

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

Awards

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

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

Visiting Artist Lectures

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

2013    “The Work of Ted Noten” Contemporary Art Jewelry Panel, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China

Press and Publications

Installment #89, Allegra Rosenbaum, Essay’d, December 29, 2017 http://essayd.org/?p=2055

“Butter Projects @ Wasserman Projects,” Clara DeGalan, Detroit Art Review, August 11, 2027

“Visiting Sculptors Host Minishows at Artlab,” Erika Dahlby, Jackson Hole News and Guide, April 12, 2017

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

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

Experiencing Perspectives catalogue, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Farmington Hills, MI, 2014

“S.P.A.C.E. Gallery Presents ‘Making Faces,’” Essex Reporter, April 15, 2010, Vol. 30, No. 15

“Art Hop News – Burlington,” Vermont Art Zine, Oct 20, 2010

“Here’s Hopping,” Marc Awodey, Seven Days, Sept. 15, 2010

“Place Settings” The Voice, Winter 2007 Vol. 72, No. 2

Copyright © Sophie Eisner.  All rights reserved.