Sophia Sabsowitz is a Russian-American mixed media artist living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a Concentration in Drawing and Painting from Georgia State University. Sabsowitz’s paintings capture a psychedelic fusion of colors that take over canvas to create luminous, captivating works reminiscent of biomorphic and geological forms. Sophia uses abstract painting to interpret her own perception of the boundary between the visible and the invisible; questioning our relationship to the world around us. She explores the complex spiritual relationship and connectivity between biology and geology on a macro and micro level. Her primary materials include solvent based paints, oil, and resin. She uses non-traditional painting techniques including pouring, layering, and hand altering, to compose vibrant abstract paintings. Sophia’s most recent work integrates painting with photography to manipulate and distort the feminine figure. Sabsowitz’s new work externalizes fluid painting onto the human form and into the ether surrounding the body and the spirit. 

Education

2018 - BFA

Drawing & Painting

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

 

Exhibitions

2019

MELT 3.0, The Metropolitan, Atlanta, Ga

Momentum, Kai Lin Art Gallery, Atlanta, Ga

AORE Restoration Art Show, The Continental EAV, Atlanta, Ga

East Atlanta Art Pop-Up, Whole Grain Studio, Atlanta, Ga

Familyhood ATL Show, Octane, Atlanta, Ga 

Empower the Female, Facet Gallery, Atlanta, Ga

 

2018

Portals II, AMLI Arts Center, Atlanta, Ga

FamilyHood x MELT, The Metropolitan, Atlanta, Ga

Elusive and Intangible, Facet Gallery, Atlanta, Ga

BFA Exhibition, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga 

MFA Open Studios, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga

POPstart, dk Gallery, Marietta Ga

Soar Beyond, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Ga

Trivium, Gallery 563, Atlanta, Ga

Homage, Mammal Gallery, Atlanta, Ga

 

2017

Portals, Oglethorpe Conant Performing Arts Center, Atlanta, Ga

Memory Narrative, Oglethorpe Conant Performing Arts Center, Atlanta, Ga

 

2016

Show Your World, International Art Competition, Gallery MC, New York City

POPstart, dk Gallery, Marietta, Ga

Paint Like A Girl, Space Twenty Two, Atlanta, Ga

Pancakes & Booze Art Show, Georgia Freight Depot, Atlanta, Ga

 

2015

Pressing Issues, Print Matters, Binders at Ponce City Market, Atlanta, Ga

Spring and Fourth Art Show, Atlanta, Ga

RAW: Atlanta EXPOSURE Art Show, Terminal West, Atlanta, Ga

 

2014

The Chocolate and Art Show, Southern Mills Art Gallery, Atlanta, Ga

 

Curatorial

2018-2019

Curator and Gallery Director, Pulp Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga 

 

Teaching

2017-2018

Art Instructor, Seven Arts Center, East Point, Ga

 

Publications and Interviews

2018

Artist Interview, Season 3, Hellions Podcast

Q&A - Artist Interview, VoyageATL

Artwork Feature, Underground Literary Journal

 

2017

Artist Interview, Aquarius Magazine

Q&A- Artist Interview, CommonCreativ ATL

Artist Feature, Mental Radio Magazine

The New South Journal, cover artwork and interior spread

 

2016

Artist Interview, Behind the Canvas

Artist Feature, A Celebration of Color, Artsy Shark

 

2015

Artist Feature, Pressing Issues, The Political Print

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