Gallery Night: I’m soft for you by Sophia Starling
I’m soft for you
New work by Sophia Starling
Opens July 5th at Grayhaven Gallery (Ithaca, NY)
Grayhaven Motel 657 Elmira Rd. Ithaca,NY
Born in Norfolk, UK, Sophia Starling is a London artist currently living and working in the US. Working inside the lexicon of abstraction Starling’s grounding in painting has led her to push at the boundaries of critical classifications set within the discourse. Expanding the language of Minimalism the work addresses sculptural concerns such as volume and weight as well as the tangible relationships between materiality and form. Gender, humour, philosophical enquiry and material investigation assert themselves within her practice, in search of the uncanny and unspecific.
Starling received her MFA from Cornell University MFA’19, BA in Painting from Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, London in 2011. Chelsea College of Art and Design,UAL, London, 2007.
Exhibitions include: 2019 Creekside Open selected by Sacha Craddock, APT Gallery, Deptford, London, UK. Or Hight Water, Safe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. USA UK/RAINE at Saatchi Gallery, London, 2015.UK/RAINE at Saatchi Gallery, London, 2015. Corporeality, Objects and Other Stuff, FOLD, London, 2015. Time to Hit the Road, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, 2014. A Better Door than a Window, Solo at Horatio Jr, London, 2015. Painting and Structure, (curated) Kennington Residency, London, 2017. Starling was awarded the Jerwood Painting Fellowship, UK in 2013, Vermont Studio Center Fellowship May and November 2016, Cornell Council for the Arts grant 2018, Cornell Research Travel Grant, 2018, John Hartell Graduate Award for Art. Cornell University 2018. The Dedalus Foundation M.F.A. Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture Nomination 2019.