Available Works

Biography

Sophie Lourdes Knight (b.1992, USA) considers her practice to be multidisciplinary, using photography and sculpture as painting aides and accomplices. Within the studio, Sophie's core interests revolve around notions of failure and ideas of what success could be, attempting to overcome ‘failure’ by making and remaking; failure as success, as subject, as object. Subject matter is constructed with loose characters and objects inhabiting barren interiors and exteriors in an exploration of familiarity, sentiment, and the bizarre. Sophie lives and works in London, UK.

Education

MFA, Slade School of Fine Art, 2019-2022

BA, California College of the Arts, 2011-2014

Press

2020, Short-Hand Symbolism: Conversations with Painter Sophie Lourdes Knight, Art Maze Magazine

2018, Zevitas Marcus: Sophie Lourdes Knight, Artillery

2017, 17 Artists to Watch in 2017, New American Paintings

Exhibitions

2020, In Place, Esqueleto, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Solo)
2020, HEXALOGY, PADA, Barreiro, Portugal (Group)
2020, 8x6, The Anderson Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2020, Made in Paint, Golden Foundation, New Berlin, NY, USA (Group)
2020, Savage, The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras, London, UK (Group)
2020, Slade Runner, ASC Gallery, Elephant & Castle, London, UK (Group)
2019, New Works, Esqueleto, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Solo)
2019, A High Hang, Eccelston Project Space, London, UK (Group)
2019, Home, MSMR, London, UK (Group)
2019, Deepest Night, Esqueleto, Oakland, CA, USA (Group)
2019, Of Course, I Haven’t Forgotten!, Warbling, 155a Artists Space, East Dulwich, London, UK (Group)
2019, 45 RPM, 45 YEARS OF SOUTHERN EXPOSURE, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA, USA (Group)
2018, Everything Counts, Zevitas Marcus, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Solo)
2018, Almost Home, Esqueleto, Oakland, CA, USA (Solo)
2018, Steady Plane, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA, USA (Solo)
2018, Wells Art Contemporary Awards, Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset, UK (Group)
2018, Connect & Collect, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, USA (Group)
2018, Got It For Cheap, pt.2 Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA (Group)
2018, 250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (Group)
2018, RELAY 2, Slidespace 123, Mills College, Oakland, CA, USA (Group)
2018, Summer Survey, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA, USA (Group)
2018, Blue-42: Sophie Lourdes Knight & Ethan Caflisch, XXXI, New York City, NY, USA (Group)
2017, Soft Shell, OGAARD, Oakland, CA, USA (Solo)
2017, Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, USA (Group)
2017, RELAY, CTRL+SHFT Collective Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA (Group)
2017, Small, Shy Projects, Paris, France (Group)
2017, Sophie Lourdes Knight & Chiyomi McKibbin, Domain, Oakland, CA, USA (Group)
2016, Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, USA (Group)
2016, Dia de Los Muertos, Esqueleto, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Group)
2016, Correspondencia (Correspondence), CTRL + SHFT, Oakland, CA, USA (Group)
2016, Introductions, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA (Group)
2015, Catcher Signals, Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (Solo)
2015, Crank, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, USA (Group)
2015, Botanica, The Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, USA (Group)
2015, Make. Do. Collective, Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA, USA (Group)
2015, Make. Do. Collective, West Coast Craft Fair, Fort Maison, San Francisco, CA, USA (Group)
2015, Salon Des Refuses, Happenstance Gallery, Hackey, London, UK (Group)
2014, Public Installation, Downtown Vallejo, CA, USA (Solo)
2014, Candids, 18 Reasons, San Francisco, CA, USA (Solo)
2014, Make. Do. Collective, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA, USA (Group)
2014, Make. Do. Collective, West Coast Craft Fair, Fort Maison, San Francisco, CA, USA (Group)
2014, Dia de Los Muertos, Esqueleto, Oakland, CA, USA (Group)
2014, Everyday Objects, Unframed Gallery, USA (Group)
2014, Clyde & Co., Hang Art Community Art Project, San Francisco, CA, USA (Group)
2014, Baccalaureate Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA (Group)
2014, Art Lab Nightlife, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA, USA (Group)
2014, Brew, The Post Office Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA (Group)
2013, 20 Jay St, Brooklyn, Guitar Shop Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA (Group)
2013, Cinesthesia: An Encounter in Painting and Cinema, Carmen M. Christensen Production Stage, San Francisco, CA, USA (Group)
2012, Dia de Los Muertos, Esqueleto, Oakland, CA, USA (Group)
2012, Leave The Bird Off. Anti-Passe Art, Oakland Women, Actual Cafe, Oakland, CA, USA (Group)
2011, Honors, The Post Office Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA (Group)