Education

2019-2021 University of Toronto: Daniels Faculty, Master of Visual StudiesCandidate in Studio Art

2013-2018 Ontario College of Art andDesign: BFA with Distinction in Painting and Drawing, Minor in IntegratedMedia 


Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

2019 An Infinite Loop in the Virtual Plaza,Crutch Contemporary Art Center, Toronto

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

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


Selected Group Exhibitions/Screenings

2020 TechnicalDifficulties: Gifts by Artists, Art Metropole, Toronto

2020 Photorama:Future Editions, TPW, Toronto

2020 Movements,online exhibition hosted by TPW, Toronto

2020 RecentChanges, curated by Hearth as apart of Vector Festival, online

2019 Rhizome ParkingGarage Int’l, Pavilionin The Wrong Biennial, Curated by IanBruner, online

2019 Supermarket Art Fair, representing Ed Video, Stockholm, Sweden

2019, 2020,2021 Salon 44, Gallery 44, Toronto

2018 Preservation and Permanence InterAccess,Toronto

2018, 2019Photorama, TPW, Toronto

2018 Puddles Project, curated by Duncan Herd, site specificInstallation in Tokyo, Japan

2018 Cybernetics, curatedby Grey93 and Uma Vespaziani, The Costume House, Toronto

2018 bio/power,Ada Slaight Gallery, Toronto

2017, 2018,2019 Xpace Annual Fundraiser, Xpace Cultural Center, Toronto 

2017 Don't Worry, it’s just another WhiteExhibition, Curated by Matthew Kyba, Bunker 2, Toronto 

2017 Common Goods, Forest CityGallery, London, Ontario 

2017 Care, Roundtable ResidencyClosing Exhibition, The Dragon Academy, Toronto 

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

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

2016 AugmentedCinema Film Festival, The Royal Cinema, Toronto


Curatorial Experience 

2018-2020 Bunker 2: Co-Curator and Co-Director

2019 InterAccess,Scaffolds I can no longer see (co-curatedwith Philip Ocampo), Toronto

2019 Gallery 44 online exhibition, Looking Down from Up (co-curated withAlana Traficante and Inuit Art Foundation)


TeachingExperience

2021: Instructor, JAV130: Visual Strategies, Visual Studies Department, University of Toronto

2020: TA, JAV120: Visual Concepts under Mitchell Akiyama, Visual StudiesDepartment, University of Toronto

2019: TA, JAV120: Visual Concepts under Mitchell Akiyama, Visual StudiesDepartment, University of Toronto

2018: Lead writing workshops for Grade 12 Artclass, Etobicoke School of the Arts


Work Experience

2020: BlackwoodGallery: DigitalCommunications Assistant

2019 Gallery 44:Curatorial Project Assistant

2019 Goethe Institute Toronto: GalleryAttendant

2018 8eleven,Trinity Square Video: Contracted PublicationDesign

2018 Installation Tech: Shannon Garden-Smithat Pushmi Pullyu

2016-2018 The Power Plant: GalleryAttendant

2015 Toronto School of Art: SummerProgramming Intern

2013 Etobicoke School of the Arts:Instructor at Summer Art Intensive for Grades 10-12


OtherExperience

2018 Monthly Critique Night at the Brandscape: Founder/Facilitator

2018 RoundtableResidency: Facilitator

2016-2018 8eleven Gallery: GalleryAttendant/ Assistant 

2015-2016 Youngerthan Beyoncé Gallery: Artist in Attendance/Gallery Assistant


Awards / Grants 

2020 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grant,University of Toronto 

2019 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Toronto 

2018 Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2018 Project 31 Integrated Media Award 

2016 Marsh Urquhart Memorial Scholarship,Ontario College of Art and Design University

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

2013-2017 Ada Slaight Scholarship, OntarioCollege 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


Residencies

2018 Artist in Residence, The Brandscape byTough Guy Mountain, Toronto

2018 Artist in Residence, 156 StudioProjects, Toronto

2017 Artist in Residence, RoundtableResidency, Toronto 


Lectures/Performances 

2019 Artists on Artists Tour Series, Tour on Age of You, Museum of Contemporary Art,Toronto

2019 Sonic Art Series: Sound and Performance, HAVN,Hamilton

2018 Open_File, Panel Discussion, Crutch Contemporary Art Center, Toronto

2018 Sound II, Sound Art Performance, CrutchContemporary Art Center, Toronto

2018 Baconitiate, Live Video Projection, ToughGuy Mountain, Toronto 

2017 Sunday Scene, Lecture on Amalia Pica’s Ears to Speak of, The Power Plant,Toronto

2017 Student Night No. 5, Live VideoProjection, The Power Plant, Toronto

2017Featured Artist, Critique Club, OCAD University


Texts/Publications

2020 Contributor in The Tulip, Volume 1, edited by VeronikaIvanova and Sean Stewart

2019 Exhibition Essay Scaffolds I can no longersee in collaboration with Philip Ocampo, InterAccess Gallery

2019 Exhibition Essay Wicked Game by Emily Harrison, Xpace Cultural Center

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

2018 Exhibition Essay, Entanglement, Roundtable Residency Closing Exhibition

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


Press

2019 Feature: Journal Fyi. https://www.journal.fyi/sophia-oppel-crutch

2019 Feature:“Non-linear ethics and transgression,” Angel Callander, SupermarketArtist-Run Magazine, Issue 9, TemporaryMoratorium, All Allowed?

2019 Review:“How does a .jpg feel against your skin,” Shauna Jean Doherty Peripheral Review

   https://peripheralreview.com/2019/01/03/how-does-a-jpg-feel-against-your-skin/

2018 Review:Roundtable Residency, Christ Hampton, Canadian Art, Winter2018, Print 

2017 Review: VPN to IRL & MehrnazRoubakhash at Xpace, by Terence Dick

http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=1238

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