Sophia Oppel



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

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, curated by Veronika Ivanova, Crutch Contemporary Art Center (upcomig)

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

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

Selected Group Exhibitions/Screenings

2019 Supermarket Art Fair, curated by Angel Callander for Ed Video, Stockholm, Sweden 

2018 Preservation and Permanence InterAccess, Toronto

2018  Photorama GalleryTPW, Toronto

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

2018 Cybernetics, curated by Grey93 and Uma Vespaziani, The Costume House, Toronto

2018 bio/power, Ada Slaight Gallery, Toronto

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

2017 Don't Worry, it’s just another White Exhibition, Curated by Matthew Kyba, Bunker2, Toronto 

2017 Common Goods, Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario 

2017 Care, Roundtable Residency Closing Exhibition, The Dragon Academy, Toronto 

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

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

2016 WT!DYP: Go Figure, Annual Painting Show, TheGladstone Hotel, Toronto

2016 Augmented Cinema Film Festival, The RoyalCinema, Toronto

2015 WT!DYP Annual Painting Show, The GladstoneHotel, Toronto

Awards/ Grants 

2019 Ontario Graduate Scholarship,University of Toronto  

2018 Exhibition Assistance Grant,Ontario Arts Council

2018 Project 31 Integrated MediaAward 

2016 Marsh Urquhart Memorial Scholarship, Ontario College of Art and DesignUniversity

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

2013-2017 Ada Slaight Scholarship, Ontario College 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


2018 Artist in Residence, The Brandscape by Tough Guy Mountain, Toronto

2018 Artist in Residence, 156 Studio Projects, Toronto

2017 Artist in Residence, Roundtable Residency, The Dragon Academy, Toronto 

Lectures/ Performances 

2019 Sonic ArtSeries: Sound and Performance, HAVN, Hamilton 

2018 Open_File, PanelDiscussion, Crutch Contemporary ArtCenter, Toronto

2018 Sound II, SoundArt Performance, Crutch Contemporary Art Center, Toronto

2018 Baconitiate, Live VideoProjection, 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 Video Projection for BEDROOMER, The Power Plant, Toronto

2017 Featured Artist, Critique Club, OCAD University

Work Experience

2019 Gallery 44: Curatorial Project Assistant

2019 Goethe Institute: Gallery Attendant / Installation Assistant 

2018-present Bunker 2: Co-Director/Collective Member   

2018 Etobicoke School of the Arts: Teaching Assistant for Grade 12 Fine Art class

2018 Publication Design for 8eleven, Trinity Square Video

2018 Installation Assistant for Shannon Garden-Smith at PushmiPullyu

2016-2018 The Power Plant: Gallery Attendant

2015 Toronto School of Art: Summer Programming Intern

2014 Freelance: Created drawings for book trailer; The Umbrella Mender by ChristineFisher-Guy

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

2012-2015 Firewing Productions Inc &Harper Collins Canada: Book promotion and digital advertisements

Other Experience

2018: Monthly Critique Night at the Brandscape: Founder/ Facilitator

2018 Roundtable Residency: Facilitator

2016-2018 8eleven Gallery: Gallery Attendant/ Assistant 

2015-2016 Younger than Beyonce Gallery: Artist inAttendance/Gallery Assistant

Texts/ Publications

2019 Contributor in Cool Customer Volume 1 edited by JessyKitchen and Kenley Blackwood

2018 Exhibition Essay, Entanglement, RoundtableResidency Closing Exhibition

2018 Exhibition Essay, Whose Line is it Anyway incollaboration with Rowan Lynch, 8eleven Gallery


2019 Review: “How does a .jpg feel againstyour skin” Shauna Jean Doherty PeripheralReview

2018 Artist Feature: Roundtable ResidencyCatalogue, Print

2018 Review: Roundtable Residency, ChristHampton, Canadian Art, Winter 2018, Print 

2017 Curatorial Essay: “VPN to IRL” by Tak Pham, Volume 8, Xpace Cultural Center, Print  

2017 Review: VPNto IRL & Mehrnaz Roubakhash at Xpace, by Terence Dick

Thank you to the Ontario Arts Council 

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