PAINTER

B. 1962 IRAN

SOFIE SWANN

"My paintings are not about how I see the world, but how I feel about it. This emotional vision is sparked by something remembered—an experience, place or person, past or present, real or imagined. 

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"My paintings are not about how I see the world, but how I feel about it. This emotional vision is sparked by something remembered—an experience, place or person, past or present, real or imagined.  Sometimes it’s something really simple, like remembering the taste of my grandmother’s cupcakes as a child or the sensation of warm sand and the smell of the ocean at a particular place and point in time. And so the conversation begins.

The idea or essence of a painting is brought to life entirely during the creation process. I lay down gestural marks without considering what role they will play in the final composition. Many are obscured as the painting progresses, but they are an integral part of the dialogue, part of the story. Other marks stay hidden until I find them and give them life.

In a way, my paintings are autobiographical, the repetitive shapes a language, telling my life story on canvas."

Sofie Swann

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AVAILABLE WORK

SOFIE SWANN CV

  

March 2021, Solo Exhibit “Finding Home,” Sorelle Gallery, Westport, CT

October 2020, Golden Door Exhibit, Silervmine Galleries, New Canaan, CT | Curators Dr. Robin Jaffee Frank, former Curator Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Fine Art, Hartford, CT; Barbara O’Brien, former Executive Director, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas, City, MO; Roger Mudre, Gallery Director, Silvermine Galleries

July 2020, Solo Exhibit, Sorelle Gallery, Westport, CT

March 2020, Solo Exhibit “A Cluttered Mind,” Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT

July 2019, Summer Salon, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT | Curator Barbara O’Brien, former Executive Director, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

July 2019, Summer Salon, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT | Curator Paul Efstathiou, Director of Contemporary Art, Hollis Taggart, New York, NY

May 2019, Art in the Windows, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

January 2019, New Members Exhibit, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT

November 2018, Guild Group Exhibit, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT | Curator Susan Eley, Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY

September 2018, Member Show, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

September 2018, 5th Annual Tri-State Juried Exhibition, Relishing Restraint, The Loft Artists Association, Stamford, CT | Juror Krista Scenna, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

July 2018, Best in Show, 68th Annual Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT | Curator Patricia Hickson, Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

April 2018, Spectrum Contemporary Art Show: Ditto, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT | Curator Blair Clarke, Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York, NY

Summer 2016 Edition, Studio Visit Magazine | Juror Michael Lash, Independent Curator and former Director of Public Arts, City of Chicago

Summer 2015, Solo Exhibition, Harmony Vineyard, Head of the Harbor, NY

June 2015, 65th Annual Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT | Curator Michelle Grabner, Co-curator 2014 Whitney Biennial

June 2015, Juried Exhibition, Emergence: Insight Out, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT | Juror Christie Mitchell, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY

May 2015, 65th Annual Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT | Curators Michelle Grabner, 2014 Whitney Biennial co-curator and co-founder of The Suburban and the Poor Farm and Brad Killam, co-founder of The Suburban and the Poor Farm, June 2015

April 2015, 98th Annual Juried Exhibition, The Bentheim Gallery of the Greenwich Arts Center, Greenwich, CT | Juror Margaret Ewing, MoMA, NY