EDUCATION

1995  Art Center College of Design  BA Fine Arts

Irvine CA

1991  FIDM AA in Fashion Design

Pasadena CA

 

ART RESIDENCY

2016-18 Artspan Journal Building Artist Program

San Francisco CA

2012 Raghurajpur International Art/ Craft Exchange

India

 

SOLO EXHIBITS

2020 Sheppard Mulling Exhibition Space

Palo Alto CA

2019 Bebebar Cafè Seams of the Fog

San Francisco CA

2016 Table Asia Gallery ( now Avenue 12 gallery ) 

San Francisco CA

2011 Peripheral Pearl Framing & Art gallery,

Portland OR

2010 SOPA Gallery

Pasadena CA

2007 L’Arabesque, SSSoY

Taipei Taiwan

 

GROUP SHOWS 2019

2019 Heal the Bay Earth Day Benefit

Venice Beach CA

2019 12×12 Gallery @ Workwell

Irvine CA

2019 Beauty in the Periphery Reclaimed Room Gallery,

San Francisco CA

2019 Imagine Hayes Valley Art Works

San Francisco CA

2019 East on West Senator Scott Wiener’s Office

San Francisco CA

 2019 White Cube The Space

Alameda CA

PUBLIC ARTWORK

2019 Radical Beauty Part 7  Love Our Island Art Walk 

Alameda CA

2019 Dogs of Danville  Outdoor Sculpture Painting

Danville CA

2018 Hearts in San Francisco General Hospital Foundation

San Francisco CA

2018 Utility Box Mural  SR Valley Blvd/Crow Canyon Road

San Ramon CA

2017 Utility Box Mural  Veterans Blvd & Middlefield

Redwood City CA

2013  Mural  Royal Sonesta Hotel

Houston TX

2012  Artist Roster Soho Myriad

Atlanta GA

2008 Painting Alley Cat Restaurant Group

Taipei Taiwan

 

PRESS

2018 Feature Alive Magazine.

2018 Feature Diablo Magazine.

2018 Feature SFMOMA IG Story of the Day

2015 Artwork for Book Cover Dancer Picador USA Press

GROUP SHOWS 2016 - 2018

2018 Landscape: Real or Imagined Brooklyn Gallery

Brooklyn NY

2018 Vibrant Visions  SF Women’s Art Gallery

San Francisco CA

2018 Earth Action Initiatives UC Berkeley

Berkeley CA

2018 Collectors Choice Studio Channel Islands

Camarillo CA

2017 Summer of Love 50th Anniversary Mosser Hotel

San Francisco CA

2017 Message in a Bottle Surfrider Foundation

San Francisco CA

2016 Road Trip Gallery Underground

Arlington VA

2016 ArtSpan Residency Program Show Hotel Triton

San Francisco CA

 

COMPETITIONS

2011 Finalist  Coloring Outside the Lines

Art Scene Today Online

2011 Finalist  Hundred Valley Exhibit

Roseburg OR

Sophia Lee (b 1969) Taipei, Taiwan.

Sophia studied Fashion at FIDM in Irvine and Fine Arts at the Art Centre College of Design in Pasadena, exploring a different range of mediums like painting, performance art, installations, film, and computer graphics. Upon graduation, she left California for New York City and inspired by her love for reading and illustration she began working for the St. Martin’s Press, designing book covers. After 9/11, she left the city to lead a semi-nomadic life, putting into motion her dreams of wandering the world and rediscovering her Asian roots as an adult. In 2005, she settled in Taipei and began to work on her first series of work, holding her first solo exhibit, Arabesque, in 2007. Sophia has participated in solo and group shows from Taiwan to California, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Oregon. Although most of her body of work exists on canvas, in recent years, she began creating public pieces, moving her focus beyond traditional gallery work. By seeking a direct connection with the public, she wants to explore the existence of Art in the realm of everyday life. In 2016, she completed a residency at the Journal Building Artist Program, sponsored by Artspan, and joined the Electric Snail Studio in 2019. After living in Los Angeles, Taipei, Portland, Newport Beach, and New York, Sophia currently resides and works in San Francisco.