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born in Massachusetts, lives in Los Angeles
email sophiaflood(at)gmail(dot)com

Sophia Flood received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was a 2016 participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and a 2017 resident at the Marble House Project in Dorset, VT. Her work has been exhibited at Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA; Curve Line Space, Los Angeles, CA; Elsa Lee Bruno, Los Angeles, CA; Sadie Halie Projects, Minneapolis, MN and Brooklyn, NY; Spring Break Art Fair, New York, NY; Torrance Shipman Gallery, New York, NY; and Herter Gallery, Amherst, MA, and has been featured in Two Coats of Paint, The Coastal Post, Hyperallergic, and New American Paintings. In 2021, she co-organized The Emplacement Society with artist Christina Mesiti. 



Sophia Flood's paintings are built in a tactile language of stains, scrubby brush marks, material residues and dry veils of color. Departing from a range of sources and experiences, often rooted in geology or place, she works with moments of inversion and collapse – the passage from bone to fossil, for instance, or exchanges between positive and negative space. In painting, Flood negotiates between the map and the terrain, abandoning her source material to a puzzle of structure and intuited shape and allowing the image to reappear slowly, both uncovered and generated by interwoven layers. She feels for the shifting edges of forms that seem embedded in time, in memory, in the earth, or in a body.

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