Bio

Sofia Bicego is a sculptor from Warren, Michigan and currently working in the Metro Detroit area. By using labor-intensive and meditative processes of making, she investigates trauma, grief, and healing as they exist simultaneously within the body. Sofia is currently pursuing a BFA in Art Practice and minor in Ceramics at the College for Creative Studies.

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Education

2016-2022          College for Creative Studies

                           Bachelor of Fine Arts, Department of Art Practice

                           Minor in Ceramics, Crafts and Material Studies

Professional Experience

2019-2022          College for Creative Studies; Detroit, MI

                           Sculpture Technician

2020                   Visions of Peace K-12 Art Exhibition, Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery; Detroit, MI

                           Curator

2019-2020          Wire-Car Auto Workers Association of Detroit; Detroit, MI

                           Artist/Mechanic, Facilitator  

2019                   Visions of Peace K-12 Art Exhibition, Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery; Detroit, MI

                           Curator

2018                   Visions of Peace K-12 Art Exhibition, Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery; Detroit, MI

                           Co-Curator

2017                   Visions of Peace K-12 Art Exhibition, Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery; Detroit, MI

                           Curator

2017-2018          Write Impressions; Royal Oak, MI

                           Graphic Designer

Selected Exhibitions

2022                  Where Two Oceans Meet - 333 Midland Annex Gallery; Detroit, MI

2021                   I Touched It - U245 Student Gallery; Detroit, MI

2019                   Print Show - Socra Tea Detroit Tea Haus and Gallery; Detroit, MI

2019                   College for Creative Studies Student Exhibition - CCS; Detroit, MI

2018                   Guns: Artists Respond - Women's Caucus for Art Michigan Chapter, Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery

2018                   College for Creative Studies Student Exhibition - CCS; Detroit, MI

2017                   College for Creative Studies Student Exhibition - CCS; Detroit, MI

2017                   Call and Response: Poets and Artists in Dialogue - GPCC Arts Ministry; Grosse Point, MI

2016                   BBAC Regional High School Art Competition - BBAC; Birmingham, MI

2016                   The Congressional Art Caucus Competition for High School Students; Warren, MI

Lectures/Workshops/Seminars

2019                   Wire-Car Workshop and Presentation - Cuyahoga Falls High School, Wire-Car Auto Workers Association of Detroit; Cuyahoga Falls City, Ohio

2019                   Maker Faire Detroit - Henry ford Museum, Wire-Car Auto Workers Association of Detroit; Detroit, MI

Awards/Grants/Residencies

2022                  Student Achievement Award Nominee: International Sculpture Center 

2021                  Student Achievement Award Nominee: International Sculpture Center 

2021-2022          Benno Steinborn Memorial Endowed Scholarship; College for Creative Studies

2021-2022          Matilda Wilson Fine Art Scholarship; College for Creative Studies

2021-2022          McNamara Scholarship; College for Creative Studies

2021-2022          Nelson Foundation Scholarship; College for Creative Studies

2021                   Student Achievement Award Nominee; International Sculpture Center 

2019-2022          Clarence Banton Endowed Scholarship; College for Creative Studies

2018-2022          College for Creative Studies Scholarship

2018-2019          Joyce Mason Memorial Scholarship; Swords into Plowshares Annual ART Scholarship and Award Program

2018                   Best Use of Media Award; Warren Consolidated Schools Festival of the Arts

2018                   Honorable Mention Award for Excellence in Visual Arts; Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

2018                   Two Silver Key Awards for Excellence in Visual Arts; Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

2017                   Best of Show Award; Warren Consolidated Schools Festival of the Arts

2017                   Scholastic Art and Writing Awards $300 Tuition Waver

2017                   Silver Key Award for Excellence in Visual Arts; Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

2017                   Three Honorable Mention Awards for Excellence in Visual Arts; Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

2016                   Honorable Mention Award for Excellence in Visual Arts; Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Selected Publications

2018                   Parker, Margaret. Guns: Artists Respond. Women's Caucus for Art Michigan Chapter, Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery, May 21 

2017                   Call and Response: Poets and Artists in Dialogue - GPCC Arts Ministry