Education

2019-2021 University of Toronto: Daniels Faculty, Master of Visual Studies Candidate in Studio Art

2013-2018 Ontario College of Art and Design: BFA with Distinction in Painting and Drawing, Minor in Integrated Media 


Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

2019 An Infinite Loop in the Virtual Plaza,Crutch Contemporary Art Center, Toronto

2018 figures of distance, Queen Specific,curated by Shell Projects, Toronto

2018 how does a jpg feel against your skin? Incollaboration with Blair Swann, 156 Studio Projects, Toronto


Selected Group Exhibitions/Screenings

2019 Rhizome ParkingGarage Int’l, Pavilion in The Wrong Biennial, Curated by IanBruner, online

2019 Supermarket Art Fair, representing Ed Video, Stockholm, Sweden

2019, 2020 Salon 44, Gallery 44, Toronto

2018 Preservation and Permanence, InterAccess,Toronto

2018, 2019 Photorama Gallery TPW, Toronto

2018 Puddles Project, curated by Duncan Herd, site specific Installation inTokyo, Japan

2018 Cybernetics, curatedby Grey93 and Uma Vespaziani, The Costume House, Toronto

2018 bio/power, AdaSlaight Gallery, Toronto

2017, 2018, 2019Xpace Annual Fundraiser, Xpace Cultural Center, Toronto 

2017 Don't Worry, it’s just another WhiteExhibition, Curated by Matthew Kyba, Bunker 2, Toronto 

2017 Common Goods, Forest CityGallery, London, Ontario 

2017 Care, Roundtable ResidencyClosing Exhibition, The Dragon Academy, Toronto 

2017 Augmented Cinema Film Festival IV,The Royal Cinema, Toronto 

2017 VPN to IRL, curated by TakPham, Xpace Cultural Center in conjunction with Images Festival,Toronto  

2016 AugmentedCinema Film Festival, The Royal Cinema, Toronto


Curatorial Experience 

2018-2020 Bunker 2: Co-Curator/ Co-Director

2019 InterAccess,Scaffolds I can no longer see (co-curatedwith Philip Ocampo), Toronto

2019 Gallery 44 online exhibition, Looking Down from Up (co-curated with Alana Traficante and InuitArt Foundation)


Awards / Grants 

2019Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Toronto 

2018Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2018Project 31 Integrated Media Award 

2016 Marsh Urquhart Memorial Scholarship,Ontario College of Art and Design University

2015 Curry’s Art Award Scholarship, OntarioCollege of Art and Design University

2013-2017 Ada Slaight Scholarship, OntarioCollege of Art and Design University

2013 Second-Highest General Proficiency;Etobicoke School of the Arts graduating class

2013 Etobicoke Art Group Award

2013 Visual Arts Portfolio, Gold Key,Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

2013 Drawing Gold Key, Scholastic Art &Writing Awards


Residencies

2018 Artist in Residence, The Brandscape byTough Guy Mountain, Toronto

2018 Artist in Residence, 156 StudioProjects, Toronto

2017 Artist in Residence, RoundtableResidency, Toronto 


Teaching Experience

2019 Teaching Assistant, JAV120 under Mitchell Akiyama, University of Toronto

2018 Lead writing workshops for Grade 12 Artclass, Etobicoke School of the Arts


Work Experience

2019 Gallery 44:Curatorial Project Assistant

2019 Goethe Institute Toronto: GalleryAttendant

2018 Publication Design: 8eleven, TrinitySquare Video

2018 Installation Tech: Shannon Garden-Smithat Pushmi Pullyu

2016-2018 The Power Plant: GalleryAttendant

2015 Toronto School of Art: SummerProgramming Intern

2013 Etobicoke School of the Arts:Instructor at Summer Painting Intensive


Other Experience

2018 Monthly Critique Night at the Brandscape: Founder/Facilitator

2018 RoundtableResidency: Facilitator

2016-2018 8eleven Gallery: GalleryAttendant/ Assistant 

2015-2016 Youngerthan Beyoncé Gallery: Artist in Attendance/Gallery Assistant


Lectures/Performances 

2019 Artists on Artists Tour Series, Tour on Age of You, Museum of Contemporary Art,Toronto

2019 Sonic Art Series: Sound and Performance, HAVN,Hamilton

2018 Open_File, Panel Discussion, Crutch Contemporary Art Center, Toronto

2018 Sound II, Sound Art Performance, CrutchContemporary Art Center, Toronto

2018 Baconitiate, LiveVideo Projection, Tough Guy Mountain, Toronto 

2017 Sunday Scene, Lecture on Amalia Pica’s Ears to Speak of, The Power Plant,Toronto

2017 Student Night No. 5, Live VideoProjection, The Power Plant, Toronto

2017 Featured Artist,Critique Club, OCAD University


Texts/ Publications

2019 Exhibition Essay WickedGame by Emily Harrison, Xpace Cultural Center

2019 Contributor in CoolCustomer Volume 1 edited by Jessy Kitchen and Kenley Blackwood

2018 Exhibition Essay, Entanglement,Roundtable Residency Closing Exhibition

2018 Exhibition Essay, WhoseLine is it Anyway in collaboration with Rowan Lynch, 8eleven Gallery


Press

2019 Feature: Journal Fyi. https://www.journal.fyi/sophia-oppel-crutch

2019 Review:“How does a .jpg feel against your skin” Shauna Jean Doherty Peripheral Review

   https://peripheralreview.com/2019/01/03/how-does-a-jpg-feel-against-your-skin/

2018 Review:Roundtable Residency, Christ Hampton, Canadian Art, Winter2018, Print 

2017 Review: VPN to IRL & MehrnazRoubakhash at Xpace, by Terence Dick

http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=1238

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