S O P H I E    N E W E L L

sophie@sophienewell.com

www.sophienewell.com

 

EDUCATION

2009        Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, U.K. -  BA (Hons), Visual Communication, Illustration focus

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019  

Deep Surface, Michael Phipps Gallery, Omaha, NE

2018  

4th Annual Little Show, The Little Gallery, Omaha, NE

Benefit Art Auction, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

Push/Pull, Kent Bellows Studio, Omaha, NE

Friends: MaMo Debut Group Exhibition, Mayflower Mobile Gallery, Omaha, NE

Amuse Yeux, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO

Salina Biennial: Contemporary Art from the Mountain-Plains Region, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS

Fragments, The Little Gallery, Omaha, NE - Solo show

2017   

3rd Annual Little Show, The Little Gallery, Omaha, NE

Cross Section, Kent Bellows Studio, Omaha, NE

Encyclopedia, Oracle Art Supply, Omaha, NE - Solo show

Never Neutral, Kent Bellows Studio, Omaha, NE

Homeland, Petshop, Omaha, NE

CSArt Omaha Preview, Omaha Design Center, Omaha, NE

Nasty Women Omaha, Petshop, Omaha, NE

2016

2nd Annual Little Show, The Little Gallery, Omaha, NE

 Artist INC Showcase, Omaha Design Center, Omaha, NE

2008       

Untitled, The Forest Gallery, Edinburgh, U.K.

Waste of Paint, GRB, Edinburgh, U.K.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Wettengel, Matt: ‘“Deep Surface” Explores Consciousness in Main Library’s Michael Phipps Gallery’, Omaha Public Library, May 6 2019. Web.

Carpenter, Kim: "Art Notes: Exhibit explores life of artist's relative through everyday objects", Omaha World Herald, February 1 2018

"Sophie Newell: Fragments", The Reader, January 30 2018

FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2018 Nominated: Best Emerging Artist, Visual Arts, Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards

2017 CSArt Omaha participating artist (Patron level)

2016 Artist INC Omaha fellow

 

ILLUSTRATION CLIENTS

Marriott Hotels, The Washington Post, Peter Kiewit Foundation, Nebraska Writers Collective, Omaha Creative Institute, UNO Magazine, Nebraska Quarterly, The Skinny (U.K. arts and entertainment magazine).

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2019 - Present Kent Bellows Studio Coordinator, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

2017 - 2019     Education Programs Assistant, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

2017                      Teaching Artist for summer semester, Arts for All, Omaha, NE

                              Teaching Artist for winter semester - Saturday and after school clubs, The Union for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

2014-2016             Support Staff, Backyard Art club leader, Completely Kids, Omaha, NE

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

2018 - Present       Nebraska Arts Council
                               Grant Evaluator/Panelist

2018                       Duchesne Academy, Omaha, NE
                               Teaching and contributing artist

                               Benson Theatre, Omaha, NE
                               Contributing artist to fundraiser

2017                       Girl Scouts of the Heartland
                               Teaching and contributing artist

                               Benson Banner Project, Maple Street (public art display), Omaha, NE
                               Participating Artist

 2013                      Venture Arts, Manchester, U.K.
                               Workshop Assistant

 2008                     HM Prison Edinburgh, U.K.
                               Workshop Assistant / Illustrator for writing workshops.