Education:


2013 MFA, Art & Technology Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Full graduate school Trustee scholarship


2003 Graduate Certificate, Spatial Information Architecture, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia


2001 BA (Hons) Fine Art/Art History, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK

 


Selected Exhibitions (solo where indicated):


2017
Rodin and the Contemporary Figurative Tradition, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand
Rapids, MI

Esther Klein Gallery (with Danielle Ezzo and Zach Nader), Philadelphia, PA (upcoming)


2016
Anthropocene, Fuse Factory, Pearl Conard Gallery of Art, Ohio State University, OH
the real-fake.org.2.0, Bronx Art Space, New York, NY
Visualaries, NY Media Center, New York, NY
Mind-Machine-Material – Digital Technology & Sculpture Today, Northern Arizona University Art
Museum, AZ
Phantom Limb, Dose Projects, New York, NY


2015
+/-, Joseloff/Silpe Galleries, University of Hartford, CT
Sophie Kahn, Lane Crawford Gallery, Yintai Centre, Beijing (solo)
5 in 3D, Madelon Powers Art Gallery, University of Pennsylvania East Strasbourg, PA
TechNoBody (collaborative piece with Claudia Hart et al), Pelham Art Center, NY


2014
New Romantics, Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, New York, NY
Currents New Media Festival: New Media Transforms Tradition, Santa Fe, NM
Ten, Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY
Paddles On!, Philips Auction House, London, UK
Women In Digital, The Hospital Club, London, UK
Lumos Gallery, Columbus, OH


2013
Shards, Connecticut College Cummings Galleries,CT (2-person)
Technoromaticism, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Re:Formed, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY
Now13, Dark Horse Experiment, Melbourne, Australia
Artifact, Leroy Neiman Center Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (solo)
Lumen Prize Exhibition, touring to New York, London, Cardiff, Hong Kong and Brecon


2012
Improbable Objects, What It Is Gallery, Chicago, IL
Prospectives, Sheppard Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
People vs. Space, Richard Grey Gallery, Chicago
NYFA Digital/Electronic Arts Fellows, NYFA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
LBI Digital 2012, Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts & Sciences, NJ
3D Print Show, London, UK
VoidObject, ISEA, Albuquerque, NM


2010
TedXBrooklyn, Pratt Institute Faculty Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
DigitalArt.LA, Dance Camera West/LACDA, Los Angeles, CA
New Media Art Show, The Last Supper Salon, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY
Outdoor projection at Downtown Art Walk (solo) and media installation at Timothy Yarger Fine
Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Armory Show, VSA, New York City, NY
Revealing Culture, Smithsonian Institution: International Gallery, Washington DC


2009
The Armory Show, VSA, New York City, NY
Trace Elements: spirit and memory in Japanese & Australian Photomedia, Performance Space,
Sydney, Australia
William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize Shortlist, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne,
Australia
Offerings, Space 414, Brooklyn, New York City, NY


2008
Trace Elements: spirit and memory in Japanese & Australian Photomedia, Tokyo City Opera
Gallery, Japan
Australie: Mythe et Realité, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris
Derivative Composition, Kennedy Center, Washington DC


2006
Sophie Kahn, Martine Corompt, Van Sowerwine, Stills Gallery, Sydney
Bitmap International Digital Photography Project, Loop Alternative Art Space, Seoul. South Korea
The Waxen and the Fleshy, Spacement Gallery, Melbourne (solo), Australia
Greetings, Ocular Lab, Melbourne, Australia


2005
Strange to Inhabit the Earth No Longer, Spacement Gallery, Melbourne (solo)
Through a Stranger’s Eyes, Designfesta, Tokyo/Arts Aporia, Osaka,
Japan

 


Residencies:


Ace Hotel New York, January 2017
Artist in residence, Columbia College, Interdisciplinary Arts Department, September 2014
NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY, January-August 2014
Open Studio residency, Museum of Arts & Design, New York City, NY, September-December 2010
EMPAC (Experimental Media & Performing Arts Centre), Rensselaer Polytechnic, NY, January 2009
Art/Science residency, Mothers & Babies Research Center, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, Australia,
March 2009
Australia Council Tokyo Studio Residency, Japan, June-August 2008
Studio Artist, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia, 2003-5

 


Festivals and screenings:


2016
Creative Tech Week screening, Dose Projects, Brooklyn, NY


2012
Zero1 Biennale, San Jose, CA
Transmediale, Berlin, Germany
Cyborg Alarm, Big Screen Plaza, New York, NY; touring to urban screens in Australia, Asia and the Middle
East in 2012-13


2011
Trampoline, UK
Frequency, Lincoln, UK
Leaders in Software & Art, Big Screen Plaza, New York, NY


2010
Dance Camera West, Los Angeles, CA
International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy, France
Internationales Videofestival Bochum, Germany
Cinedans, Amsterdam
Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan


2009
Sans Souci, Boulder, CO, and Barcelona, Spain
DANSCAMDANSE, Ghent, Belgium
Dance Movies, EMPAC, Troy, NY


Awards & Honors:
Electric Objects Commission, 2016
Lumen Prize shortlist, 2012
NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) Digital/Electronic Arts Fellow, 2011
Japan Media Arts Festival Jury Recommended Work, 2010
William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize Shortlist, 2009
Wynn Newhouse Award Shortlist, 2009


Collections:
Private collections in Britain, the USA, Europe and Australia


Teaching experience:

Materializing the Digital, Columbia College, Department of Interdisciplinary Arts, Chicago, 2014
Visiting Artist, Connecticut College, CT, 2013
Visiting Associate Professor, Pratt Institute, NY, 2010-11
3D Modeling for Artists, Department of Digital Arts
Instructor, Photomedia, Monash College, Monash University International, Australia 2003-5


Artist Talks/Conference presentations:
The Complex Art of Making, panel discussion with the Digital Fabrication residency, International
Sculpture Center conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Materializing the Digital, artist talk at Creative Tech Week, New York, NY, 2016
The Power of the Collective: a conversation with the Lady Tech Guild, Creative Tech Week, New York, NY,
2016
Lady Tech Guild and Friends, Eyebeam, New York, NY, 2016
Labino Lecture (with Norwood Viviano), Glass Art Society conference, Chicago, IL, 2014
3d printing panel discussion, College Art Association New Media Caucus event at Columbia College,
Chicago, IL, 2014
Digital Art Salon, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL, 20143d printing panel discussion,
Columbia College, Chicago, IL, 2013
Artist talk to Contemporary Practices class, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2012
Prospectives International Festival of Digital Art, Reno, NV, 2012
Cyborg Alarm, NYFA Fellows panel discussion, Big Screen Plaza, New York, NY, 2011
Leaders in Software and Art Conference, 2012, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Graphite, Singapore, 2004

 


Bibliography:
3D printing for Artists, Designers & Makers (2nd ed), Stephen Hoskins, Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018
Digital Handmade: Craftsmanship and the New Industrial Revolution, Lucy Johnston, Thames and
Hudson, 2015
"Are Digital Artists Really the 21st Century's New Romantics?", Paddy Johnson, artnet.com, 2014
"The New Romantics", Rachel Clarke, Nicholas O'Brien and Claudia Hart, Metaverse Creativity, 2014
"Sophie Kahn and Norwood Viviano: Mining Data, Crafting Meaning", Kim Harty, GAS News, Winter 2014
“Diving into the Static of Some Recent Digital and Electronic Arts”, Allison Meier, Hyperallergic.com, 2012
Blog coverage on The Creators Project,notcot.com, Shapeways.com, Ponoko.com, artistaday.com &
others, 2011-13
Interview with Ashley Crawford, Photofile 85, 2009
Profile, Chris Grayson, H+ Magazine, August 2009
“Time Shifts in Another Place,” Gail Priest, Realtime Australia 88, December-January 2009
“Indecisive Moments,” Ashley Rawlings, Japan Times, August 28, 2008
“Artistic Movement,” Stephanie Merry, Washington Post, June 27 2008
“Life Focus,” Tess Hewson, Jmag, February 2006
“Between Magic and Reality”, Robert McFarlane, Sydney Morning Herald, February 21, 2006
Preview, The Age, August 1, 2005
“Sophie Kahn and Joel Zika, Darren Tofts, Photofile 75, November 2005