Sophia Narrett

Studio Building
Studio Interior
Studio Location
The Serious Side of Three Dreams, 2014, Embroidery Thread and Fabric, 25 x 52 in
The Serious Side of Three Dreams (detail), 2014, Embroidery Thread and Fabric, 25 x 52 in
An Origin of Dolls, 2013-14, Embroidery Thread and Fabric, 46 x 56 in
An Origin of Dolls (detail), 2013-14, Embroidery Thread and Fabric, 46 x 56 in
You See Me, 2013-14, Embroidery Thread and Fabric, 12 x 18 in
Artist's Statement

My images are driven by an effort to make exactly what I want to see and to express an honest fantasy. Through the creation of stylized fictional situations, I imagine stories of embodiment, beauty, eroticism, personality, fear, and resignation within a collapsing fantasy. I give myself the license and responsibility to depict precarious desires that chase idealized bodies, the picturesque landscape or garden, luxury, high fashion, and narratives of history, romance, and role-play. Decadence, by its very nature, is too much, so the fantasy exposes itself or becomes empty. Expressing at times a liberated, idiosyncratic sexuality, and other moments a sick internalization of the male gaze, repression, and social conditioning, my project moves between spaces of liberation and possession, in terms of sexuality as well as material desires.


2014 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2014 Rhode Island School of Design, MFA Painting Candidate, Providence, RI
2010 Brown University, BA with Honors in Visual Art, magna cum laude, Providence, RI

Exhibitions (* denotes solo show)

Wanderers in a Sea of Smog, Katrina Van Tassel Projects, New York, NY, Curated by Christian Ruiz Berman
New Contemporaries, Gelman Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI, Curated by Mark Moscone
RISD 2014 MFA Painting, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, RI Convention Center, Providence, RI
Garden, Drive-By Projects, Watertown, MA
Paint, Pattern, Print, Texture, Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA
The Last Brucennial, 837 Washington Street, NY

Show #8, The Parlour Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Time After Time, Arcilesi & Homberg Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

End of Days, Mixed Greens, New York, NY