For our Fall season we are thrilled to present new works on paper by one of our favorite painters, Sophie Lourdes Knight!
Within the studio, Sophie's core interests revolve around notions of failure and ideas of what success could be, attempting to overcome ‘failure’ by making and remaking: failure as success, as subject, as object. She primarily works on canvas using acrylics, oil pastels, and charcoal with a variety of tools to build up a history of marks and a narrative arc. She considers her practice to be multidisciplinary, using photography and sculpture as painting aides and accomplices. Subject matter is constructed with loose characters and objects inhabiting barren interiors and exteriors in an exploration of familiarity, sentiment, and the bizarre.
Sophie Lourdes Knight is a multidisciplinary artist from California working in painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography. She received a BTEC in Art & Design from the Wimbledon College of Art in 2011 and a BFA in Painting & Drawing from California College of the Arts in 2014. She currently lives and works in London, UK where she is an MFA candidate at the Slade School of Fine Art. Her work has recently been shown in solo exhibitions at Zevitas Marcus in Los Angeles, Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston, and ESQUELETO in Oakland and Los Angeles. She is a co-curator of the RELAY Exhibition Series in Oakland, CA. In 2019, she became an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation awardee.
Sophie will be donating 10% of her sales from this exhibition to The Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles, and ESQUELETO will be matching that donation.
You can view these artworks in person in our Los Feliz gallery through October 30th. Book an appointment here.