Sophia Wallace

Born: Seattle, Washington
Lives: Brooklyn, New York

Sophia Wallace (b. 1978) is an American conceptual artist and photographer. Through the use of images, video and mixed media, she explores alterity. Wallace's focus is how otherness is constructed visually on the gendered, sexualized, racialized body. Wallace has presented her work in major exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, including Kunsthalle Wien Museum, Art Basel Miami, Scope NY, Taschen Gallery and Aperture Gallery among others. She was awarded PDN's Curator Award, Critic's Pick by the Griffin Museum, American Photography AP-25 and ArtSlant's Showcase Award. Her work has been reviewed in BLOUIN Art Info, Huffington Post, Fast Company, Hyperallergic, The New Yorker and The Sydney Morning Herald among other publications. Wallace has received international critical acclaim and viral exposure for CLITERACY, a project addressing citizenship and body sovereignty using the medium of text-based objects, unauthorized street installation, performance and sculptural forms. Wallace holds a BA from Smith College and an MA in Photography from NYU and the International Center of Photography. In 2012, she was a Van Lier Fellow. In 2014, she gave a TEDx Talk in Salford, UK.

Education

2005
  • Master of Arts, Photography
    New York University & The International Center of Photography, New York, New York
2000
  • Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in Government, Minoring in African American Studies
    Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2010

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011
2010
2009
2008
  • Pink and Bent
    Leslie-Lohman Gallery, New York, New York
2004

Selected Bibliography

2011
2010
2009

Selected Awards and Grants

2011
2010
2009
2008

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