SOFIA BERGER

b. 1997 Požarevac, Serbia


EDUCATION

2023  MFA: Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

2019  BFA: Honours Specialization in Studio Art, Western University, London, Ontario


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022  Chance operations. Remote Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2021  No new thing under the sun. Good Sport, London, Ontario

2020  By the skin of your teeth. Collision Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2019   Surroundings. Satellite Project Space, London, Ontario


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022   Residual Hauntings.  Gelman Gallery/ RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island

2022   The Stories That Objects Tell.  Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

2020   GIFC: New York City. The Hole NYC, New York, NY

2019   Very Careful. Remote Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2019   coart, OCAD, Toronto, Ontario

2019   Honesty Hour. Artlab, London, Ontario 

2018 ​  AJE ​(Annual Juried Exhibition). ArtLab, ​London, Ontario

2018   But, I’ll just break your arm. Good Sport Project Space, London,  Ontario 

2018   Days. Artlab, London, Ontario 

2018   This is a show. Concourse Gallery, London, Ontario 

2017   ​AJE ​(Annual Juried Exhibition). ArtLab, ​London, Ontario

2015  ​Opening. Small Arms Inspection Building, ​Mississauga, Ontario


COLLECTIONS

2022   Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

2020   Private Collection, Toronto, Ontario

2019  Western University, London, Ontario


RELATED EXPERIENCE

Academia

2022  Teaching Assistantship, Brown University

2021  Teaching Assistantship, Rhode Island School of Design

2021  Research Assistantship, Rhode Island School of Design Library

2021  Junior Seminar Assistantship, Rhode Island School of Design

2019   Marketing Internship, Museum London

2019   Research-Based Internship, Cataloguing Artist Greg Curnoe with Art Canada Institute, Western University  

2018   President of the Visual Arts Supporters’ Association, Western University

Work

2022  RAIR, Rhode Island School of Design

2022  Gallery Assistant, The Power Plant

2022  Gallery Assistant, Franz Kaka

2021  Assistant Manager, Sol Koffler Gallery

2021  Web and Brand Designer, Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

2021  Program Director and Lead Instructor, The Studio Paint Bar

2020  Gallery Assistant, Michael Gibson Gallery 

2018   Visual Arts and Digital Media Instructor, City of Mississauga

2017   Art Instructor, Summer Program,  ​Living Arts Centre

Volunteer

2020  Co-Founder, Eraser Gallery

2020  Head of Graphic Design, KYN Project

2019   Publications Design Director, Forest City Gallery

2019   Gallery Internship, Living Arts Centre Gallery, Living Arts Centre        

2019   Layout Editor, BFA Catalogue, Western University

2017   Layout Editor, Arts and Humanities Students’ Council, Western University 

2016   Graphic Design Commissioner, Arts and Humanities Students’ Council, Western University 

2016   Publications Committee, Arts and Humanities Students’ Council, ​Western University            

2016   Vice-President of Events, Visual Arts Supporters’ Association, ​Western University

2015​   Yearbook Editor-In-Chief and Copywrite Editor, ​Cawthra Park Secondary School


AWARDS/ FELLOWSHIPS/ RESIDENCIES

2022  RISD Internship Support Funds Grant, Providence, Rhode Island

2022  Graduate Commons Grant Fellowship, Providence, Rhode Island

2022  Ontario Arts Council: Career Catalyst Grant, Toronto, Ontario

2022  Joukowsky Institute at Brown University: Exhibition Award, Providence, Rhode Island 

2021  London Arts Council: Public Art Initiative, London, Ontario

2021  Rhode Island School of Design Fellowship, Rhode Island, Providence

2021  Ontario Arts Council: Visual Artist Creation Project Grant, London, Ontario 

2020  Mississauga Arts Council: Visual Arts Grant, Mississauga, Ontario 

2020  Toronto Artscape Foundation Launchpad Bursary, Toronto, Ontario 

2020  Akin Studio Residency at Collision Gallery

2020  Belgrade Art Studio Residency (Postponed due to COVID)

2020  Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG), London, Ontario 

2019   Dean’s Honour List, Western University

2019   Visual Arts Materials Investment Grant, Annual Juried Exhibition, Western University 

2019   Student Donation Fund Grant, Arts and Humanities Faculty, Western University

2015   The Western Scholarship of Distinction, ​Western University

2015   Faculty of Arts and Humanities Entrance Scholarship of Excellence, ​Western University


SELECTED PRESS

Brown University Archeology Department. May 9th 2022. "Joukowsky Institute: The Stories That Objects Tell"

The College Hill Independent. April  22, 2022.  RISD/Brown University's Alt-Weekly Cover

Nuvo Magazine. October 22, 2020.  "5 Canadian Artists for the Young Professional’s Collection"

Michael Gibson Gallery. February 19th, 2020. "Welcome Sofia Berger"

Western Gazette. Official Student Newspaper of Western University. March 29th, 2019. “‘Honesty Hour’ opens at the ArtLab Gallery” 

Western Gazette. Official Student Newspaper of Western University. September 14th, 2018. “DAYS collection” 


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