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de jesus-sabella














Sophia De Jesus-Sabella (b. 1997) is an artist, weaver, and educator based in Hartford, Connecticut. Influenced by her blue-collar upbringing, her woven and sculptural works interrogate class, gender, queerness, and utility by combining traditional handweaving with found construction materials. She teaches weaving at

Hartford Artisans Weaving Center and workshops out of her studio. 



2019  Massachusetts College of Art and Design

          BFA with Departmental Honors in Fibers

Residencies & Awards

2023  Byrdcliffe Communal Artist Residency - Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock NY

            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

          Lakkos Project - Heraklion Crete

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

2023  baby blue collar, Shoe Bones, Salem MA (upcoming)

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


Group Exhibitions

2023   Embodied Knowledge, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven CT (upcoming)

           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


Decorating Dissidence feature

Boston Hassle feature

warp + weft magazine interview

Gist Yarn pattern

undergraduate thesis

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