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sophia
dejesus-sabella

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sophia DeJesus-Sabella (b. 1997) is an artist, weaver, and educator based in Hartford, Connecticut. Her woven and sculptural works interrogate class, gender, queerness, and utility by combining traditional craft with found construction materials.

sophiadejesussabella[at]gmail[dot]com

Education

2019  Massachusetts College of Art and Design

          BFA with Departmental Honors in Fibers

Residencies & Awards

2023  Pilot Art Fund - Pilot Art List, Montreal Quebec

          Lakkos Project - Heraklion Crete

          Byrdcliffe Communal Artist Residency - Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock NY

            Torrington Microgrant for the Arts - NWCT Arts Council, Torrington CT

          Connecticut Capacity-Building Grant - MASS MoCA's Assets for Artists Program, North Adams MA

          Public Art Learning Fund Grant - New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston MA

2022  ACRE - Steuben WI

Marshfield School of Weaving Study Collection Scholarship - Marshfield VT         

Summer Artist in Residence - Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, Hartford CT

2021  Open Studio Residency - Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle ME

2020  Penland School of Crafts - Work-Study Scholarship, Penland NC

2019  Departmental Honors in Fibers - Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston MA

          Summer Conference Scholarship - Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle ME

          Windgate Fellowship Nominee - The Center for Craft, Asheville NC

2018  Barbara L. Kuhlman Scholarship - Barbara L. Kuhlman Foundation, Turnersville NJ

          Stephen D. Paine Scholarship - The Boston Foundation, Boston MA

2017  Pat Doran Fellowship - Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle ME

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

2024  Again and Again, Heirloom Brooklyn, Brooklyn NY (upcoming)

          refracted futures (in black and white) with Phoebe Vlassis, NIKKI at Mehle, New Orleans LA (upcoming)

          Nip Slip, The Arts Industry, West Hartford CT (upcoming)

2023  Hoping Machine with Hannah Rust, Distillery Gallery, Boston MA

          baby blue collar, Shoe Bones, Salem MA 

2022  Pipe Dreams with Victoria Schenck, Howard’s Bookstore, Torrington CT

 

Group Exhibitions

2023  We Find Ourselves In This Place, Widener Gallery, Trinity College, Hartford CT 

          Yesterday Happens Today, Tomorrow's Already Here, Jewett Art Gallery, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA

          Embodied Knowledge, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven CT 

          ProvenanceVisitor Center, Newburgh NY 

Through The Eye of The Needle, Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill NY

          Tenuous Threads, Atlantic Gallery, New York NY

2022  Tactile Sublime, dodomu gallery, Virtual Exhibition

Five Points Juried Exhibition, Five Points Annex, Torrington CT 

Verso, Field Projects, Virtual Exhibition

MassArt Auction, MassArt Art Museum, Boston MA

2019  LUX, Student Life Gallery, Boston MA

          Fibers + Jewelry and Metals All School Show, Doran Gallery, Boston MA

          Artward Bound Mentor Show, Student Life Gallery, Boston MA

          The Stephen D. Paine Scholarship Recipients, Distillery Gallery, Boston MA

2018  Fibers + Printmaking All School Show, Godine Gallery, Boston MA

2017  material -isms, Gallery@ArtBlock, Boston MA

          Dark Matter, Student life Gallery, Boston MA

          Underlying/Inner Lining, Student Life Gallery, Boston MA

2016  Fibers + Art History All School Show, Francis Euphemia Thompson Gallery, Boston MA

         “Congratulations! You have a new match”, North Crackatorium, Boston MA

          Tongue Tied, Student Life Gallery, Boston MA

Workshops + Teaching

Upcoming Visible Mending workshops:

          2/28 - Trinity College *

          3/12 - Woodbridge Public Library *

          3/16 - Portland Public Library *

          3/30 - Preston Public Library *

          4/7 - Heirloom Brooklyn

          4/13 - Catskill Weaving School

          4/20 - Essex Public Library *

          4/21 - Simsbury Public Library *

          4/27 - On Earth Hartford *

* Free workshop

2024  Visible Mending - Guest Instructor, Catskill Weaving School, Catskill NY

          Visible Mending - Visiting Artist, The Harvey School, Katonah NY

          Visible Mending - Guest Instructor, Lyme Library, Lyme CT

2023  Visible Mending - Guest Instructor, Free Hart Closet, Hartford CT 

          Contemporary Weaving - Visiting Artist, Burns Latino Studies Academy, Hartford CT

          Visible Mending - Guest Instructor, Catskill Weaving School, Catskill NY

          Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced Weaving - Instructor, Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, Hartford CT

          Community Tapestry - Guest Instructor, Park Art at Real Art Ways, Hartford CT

          Tapestry Weaving on Rigid Heddle - Instructor, Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, Hartford CT

          Visible Mending - Guest Instructor, Old Lyme Library, Old Lyme CT

2022  Beginning Weaving - Instructor, Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, Hartford CT

          Advanced Weaving - TA for Fran Curran, Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, Hartford CT

          Visible Mending - Handweavers Guild of Connecticut, Glastonbury CT

          Visible Mending - Five Points Center for the Visual Arts, Torrington CT

          Introduction to Tapestry Weaving - Five Points Center for the Visual Arts, Torrington CT

SLTRYSPNSTR

Instagram

Lakkos Residency mural

Decorating Dissidence feature

Boston Hassle feature

warp + weft magazine interview

Gist Yarn pattern

undergraduate thesis

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