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Bio

Sofia Bicego is an interdisciplinary artist from Warren, Michigan and currently working in the Metro Detroit Area. She grew up in a house full of women, both caring for and being cared-for by her mother, one older sister, and one younger sister. Her focus is on investigating grief, trauma, and healing as they exist simultaneously within the body. She does this by using labor intensive and meditative methods of making, particularly through sculpture, site-specific installation, and drawing. Through these processes, Sofia creates codependency between object and author, balancing the taking from and caretaking of material. Sofia has shown work at Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery (Detroit, MI), Socra Tea Detroit (Detroit, MI), U245 Gallery (Detroit, MI), and 333 Midland Annex Gallery (Detroit, MI). Sofia also exhibited site-specific installations at the Herman Kiefer Medical Complex (Detroit, MI), and Bulk Sanctuary (Detroit, MI). Sofia is a recent graduate from the College for Creative Studies, receiving a BFA in Art Practice and a minor in Ceramics.

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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

2022-current      College for Creative Studies; Detroit, MI

                           Teaching Assistant

2022-present      Allana Clarke; Detroit, MI

                           Studio Assistant

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                   Limen - Bulk Sanctuary, Bulk Space; Detroit, MI

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

2022                   Since We Last Spoke - Herman Kiefer Medical Complex; 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

2022                   Stone Carving Class - College for Creative Studies, Precollege and Continuing Studies; Detroit, MI

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 

 

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