SOPHIA RUPPERT

SCULPTURE

EDUCATION

 

2020                   University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska.

                                    MFA, Studio Art, Sculpture emphasis

2016                    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois. 

                                    BFA, Studio Art, Sculpture

                                    BA, Art History 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2021   Spring       Instructor of Record, Elementary Sculpture

                                   Art majors and non-majors

                                   University of Nebraska-Omaha

2020   Spring       Graduate Instructor of Record, Beginning Drawing

                                   Art majors and non-majors

                                   University of Nebraska-Lincoln

           Summer    Private Lesson Instructor

                                    LUX Center for the Arts

           Fall            Instructor of Record, Life Drawing

                                   Art Majors and minors

                                   University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2019   Spring       Graduate Instructor of Record, 3-D Design

                                   Art majors and minors

                                   University of Nebraska-Lincoln

           Fall            Graduate Instructor of Record, 3-D Design

                                   Art majors and minors

                                   University of Nebraska-Lincoln

                            Art Camp Instructor

                                   LUX Center for the Arts

2018   Spring       Graduate Instructor of Record, Beginning Sculpture

                                   University of Nebraska-Lincoln

                                   Art majors and non-majors

           Fall           Graduate Instructor of Record, Beginning Sculpture

                                   University of Nebraska-Lincoln

                                   Art majors and non-majors

2017   Fall           Graduate Teaching Assistant, Beginning Sculpture

                                   Art majors and non-majors

                                   University of Nebraska-Lincoln

COURSES TAUGHT

            Beginning Drawing

            Life Drawing

            Beginning Sculpture

            3D Design

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018        Collection and Exhibition Intern

                         Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln Nebraska

2016         Installation of Sculpture on Campus Alumni Exhibition

                         Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Art and Design West Gallery

                 Assistant, Introduction to Sculpture course

                         Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

2016         Installation of Patrick Dougherty: A Photo Exhibition Southern Illinois University

                         Edwardsville, Art and Design West Gallery

                Assistant, Figure Modeling course, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

2015        Assistant, Introduction to Sculpture course, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

2014-16   Gallery Attendant for Annual Undergraduate Exhibition, Southern Illinois University

                         Edwardsville, Art and Design West Gallery

2014        Undergraduate Research and Creative Assistant, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

 

LECTURES

2020        Artist Talk and Panel Discussion, Threads Laid Bare

                              Anderson Gallery, Drake University

                Artist Talk and Panel Discussion, Rural

                              Gallery 1010, Knoxville Tennessee

2019        Visiting Classroom Lecturer, Intermediate and Advanced Sculpture

                                    University of Nebraska-Lincoln

                Visiting Artist and Lecturer

                                   Northwest Missouri State University

2017        “A Personal Account of the Intersection of Art History and Contemporary Studio Practice”

                                   6th Annual Art History Symposium

                                   Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

2016         “Craft Versus Art: An Analysis of an Artificial Divide”

                                   5th Annual Art History Symposium

                                   Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

SOLO EXHIBITIONS                   

 

2021           A Room With No Corners – Project Project, Omaha, Nebraska

2020          I Poked You Where We Were Connected – Eisentrager Howard Gallery, Lincoln,

                           Nebraska

                  Plastic Prayers – Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, Nebraska
2018          Vessel for Man and Child – Medici Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

2017          This is My Body – Medici Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

2016          Sophia Ruppert - Solo Art Series - Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery,

                          Jupiter, Florida

SELECT GROUP AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS

 

2021        Common Threads – LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, Nebraska

                Fibers – The In Art Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois

                            Juror Tamara Kostianovsky

                Up-cycling Detritus – Sculptors Alliance, New York, NY

                            Juror Vernita Nemec

2020        IN-Structures – (invitational) LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, Nebraska

                            Artistic Director Lindsey Clausen

               Threads Laid Bare – (invitational) Anderson Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa

                            Curator Julia Franklin

                NOW – (invitational) Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, Nebraska

                            Curator Aaron Holz

                Artists Choosing Artists - (invitational) The Burkholder Project, Lincoln, Nebraska

                            Artistic Director Anne Burkholder

                The Salina Biennial – Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas

                            Curator Ksenya Gurshtein

                Assemblage – The Olympia Project, Online Exhibition, Brooklyn, New York
                            Curators Julia Speed and Sophie Olympia Riese

                Earth Mother II – Envision Arts, Online Gallery

                            Director Ginger Cochran

2019        Firsthand – Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville Kansas

                            Artistic Director Veronica Watkins

                Whiplash – Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

                            Artistic Director Peggy Gomez

                Space is Fluid – (invitational) Architecture Hall, Lincoln, Nebraska

                            Curator Adrian Dsilva

                Indelible – Sink Studios, Lincoln, Nebraska

                            Artistic Director Lindsay Epperson

                Uncanny Comfortable – Lincoln Calling, Parish Studios, Lincoln Nebraska

                            Artistic Director Spencer Munson

2018        Medici 25th - Eisentrager Howard Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

                                 Artistic Director Patricia Davis 

                Gifted - Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, Nebraska

                                 Curator Katelyn Farneth

                Concurrence - The Lee Dam Art Center for Fine Art,

                                 Marysville, Kansas

                                 Artistic Director Angela Sutton-Schmale

2017        Our Daily Armor - (invitational) The Virago in Contemporary Art and Adornment,

                                 Seattle, Washington

                                 Curator Tracy Cilona

                All Women Art Exhibition - Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery,

                                 Jupiter, Florida

                                 Artistic Director John R. Math

                Abstracts Art Exhibition - Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery,

                                 Jupiter, Florida

                                 Artistic Director John R. Math               

2016        Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition - SIUE, Edwardsville, Illinois

                                 Juror Margaret Keller

                Varsity Art XX - Art St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

                                  Artistic Director Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff

                Abstracts - Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery,

                                 Jupiter, Florida

                                 Artistic Director John R. Math

                The Rockford Midwestern Biennial - Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois

                                 Juror Sarah Krepp

                Art in the Park, Nokomis, Illinois

                                 Artistic Director Will Shalter

                Open Art Exhibition - Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, Jupiter Florida

                                 Artistic Director John R. Math

                29th September Competition - Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana

                                 Juror Francis Pavy

                Sculpture on Campus - SIUE, Edwardsville, Illinois

                                 Juror Afruz Amighi

                Small Works Art Show, Woodriver, Illinois

                                 Juror Joe Page

2015        Sculpture on Campus - SIUE, Edwardsville, Illinois. 

                                 Juror Patrick Dougherty

                Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition - SIUE, Edwardsville, Illinois

                                 Juror Martin Brief

                The Twenty-Sixth Cedarhurst Biennial - Cedarhurst Center for the Arts,

                                 Mt. Vernon, Illinois. 

                                 Jurors Kathryn Nahorski and  David Brinker

                Small Works Art Show, Woodriver, Illinois

                                 Juror Amy Howard

2014        Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition - SIUE, Edwardsville, Illinois

                Sculpture on Campus - SIUE, Edwardsville, Illinois

                                 Juror Amy Hauft

2013        Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition - SIUE, Edwardsville, Illinois

 

PUBLICATIONS

2021        Boomer Gallery, “The New Artist,” London, United Kingdom

                Art Hole, Issue 9, London, United Kingdom

                Bluebee, Volume 6-Amaryllis, Stefan Finsinger, London, United Kingdom

                Têxtil, Museu. “Contrastes de Forma”, Rodrigo Franzão, Clube de Autores, Brazil

                 The Working Artist I, United Kingdom

2020         Fiber Arts Now, "Emerging Artists" Fall Issue

                 Friend of the Artist, Volume 12

                 The Woven Tale Press, October Issue

                 The Phonebook Collective, Vol. 1

2019         Space is Fluid, WAI Architecture Think Tank, Fold Curatorial and Publishing

                 Space is Fluid, Intelligentsia Gallery

                 Tugboat Proudly Presents: “Whiplash”, Tugboat Gallery

                 Art Connects Northwest Students, Northwest Student Media

2017         Our Daily Armor III, Virago Gallery

2016         Sculpture on Campus at SIUE: A Conversational Dialogue with Afruz Amighi, Thad Duhigg,                                 and Sophia Ruppert. Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts

                               and Sciences Journal

                 Sophia Ruppert – Solo Art Exhibition, Light Space and Time Gallery

                 RAM Opens Rockford Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum

                 Meet the Artist: Sophia Ruppert, Art St. Louis

SERVICE

 

2018        President, Visual Artists in Practice, UNL, Lincoln, Nebraska

2017        Volunteer, North Lincoln Summerfest, LUX Center for the Arts,

                                    Lincoln, Nebraska

2016        Secretary of Sculptors at Wagner, SIUE, Edwardsville, Illinois

                Chief Coordinator for visiting artist Jill Downen, SIUE

                 Site Installer, Sculpture on Campus, SIUE

                 Co-Coordinator for Sculptors at Wagner fundraising, SIUE

                  Volunteer, Friends of Art Annual Art Auction. SIUE

                  Co-Coordinator, Sculpture on Campus, SIUE

2015        Chief Coordinator, Sculpture on Campus, SIUE

                 Site Installer, Sculpture on Campus, SIUE

                 Exhibition Installation Crew, Patrick Dougherty photography exhibition, SIUE

                 Secretary of Sculptors at Wagner, SIUE

                 Chief Coordinator for visiting artist Harry Webber, SIUE

                 Volunteer, Friends of Art Annual Art Auction. SIUE

2014         Chief Coordinator, Sculpture on Campus.  SIUE

                Site Installer, Sculpture on Campus, SIUE

2013-15   President, Sculptors at Wagner, SIUE, Edwardsville, Illinois

2013        Chief Coordinator and Volunteer in fundraising, Sculptors at Wagner, SIUE

                Chief Coordinator in the reorganization of Sculptors at Wagner, SIUE

HONORS, AWARDS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

 

2020        Gilbert Bayes Award – Royal Society of Sculptors, London

                 Kimmel Foundation Emerging Artist – Visual Category, Mayor’s Art Awards,

                         Lincoln, Nebraska

                Francis William Vreeland Award in Art, UNL

2019        Dan and Barbara Howard Creative Achievement Award

2017-19   Othmer Fellowship, UNL, Lincoln Nebraska

2016        Provost Scholarship for continuing Art and Design students. SIUE

                Honorable Mention, three-dimensional category, Open Art Exhibition,

                         Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery. Jupiter, Florida

2015        Art Club Award, Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. SIUE

                Member of Phi Eta Sigma, SIUE honor society. SIUE

                Provost Scholarship for continuing Art and Design students. SIUE

2014        Member of Phi Eta Sigma, SIUE honor society. SIUE

                Provost Scholarship for continuing Art and Design students. SIUE

                Third place, 2014 Sculpture on Campus juried competition, SIUE

           

GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES

Upcoming

                Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois

2020        Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, Nebraska

2019        Cedar Point Biological Station, Lake Ogallala, Nebraska

                Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, Graduate Student Scholarly  

                            and Creative Activity Grant, UNL

2016        Recipient of a stipend to build Adorn for SIUE

2015        Recipient of a stipend to build Threshold for SIUE

2014        Recipient of a stipend to build Onward for SIUE