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Sophie Najjar (b. 1995)

sophienajjar@gmail.com (contact for inquiries)

Education

2017 The Pennsylvania State University: B.F.A., Drawing & Painting; B.A., Geography

Solo Exhibitions

2017

Hedges, Patterson Gallery, University Park, PA. Jan. 23-27
Day & Night, The State Theatre, State College, PA. Sept. 1-30
Front Yard, Visual Arts Courtyard, University Park, PA. Oct. 16-20

Group Exhibitions

2020

Mural Training Program Exhibition, Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA. March 4 – April 16.

Juried Painting Exhibition, M.A.C. Gallery (online), Media, PA. May 8 – June 6.

Images 2020 Juried Exhibition, The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts (online), State College, PA. June 18 – July 12.

Unleashing Magic, virtual exhibition curated by Create! Magazine and PxP Contemporary. September 15 – November 30.

2019

It’s Only a Portal After All, Green Drake Gallery, Milheim, PA. July 1- August 31.

Final Residency Exhibition, Pajama Factory Gallery, Williamsport, PA. August 1-3.

2018

The Visitors, Heima Art Residency, Seydisfjordur, Iceland. June 9-16.

A Poem in Our Eyes, Bellefonte Art Museum, Bellefonte, PA. May 4-27.

2017

Canon Fodder, Zoller Gallery, University Park, PA; curated by Art History PhD candidate Aaron Ziolkowski. Jan. 30-Feb. 10.

2016

Shaner Cancer Center Exhibition, Mount Nittany Hospital, State College, PA; curated by Graeme Sullivan. January-December.

SAW Summer Residency Group Exhibition, Salem Art Works Barn Gallery, Salem, NY. July 16-23.

Drawing & Painting BFA Show, Art Alliance, Lemont, PA. Oct. 21-23.

Rough Intent, Zoller Gallery, University Park, PA; an undergraduate juried exhibition curated by Richard Rinehart. Nov. 7-18

Residencies

2019 The Pajama Factory, Williamsport, PA

2018 Heima Art Residency, Seydisfjordur, Iceland

2016 Salem Art Works, Salem, NY; (Intern Artist in Residence)

Awards / Grants

2020 Award of Merit, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts: Images 2020 Exhibition, juried by Emily Burns

2017 Erickson Discovery Grant- Pennsylvania State University

2016 Gerald Davis Painting Award- Pennsylvania State University

2016 Yale Norfolk Summer Residency Nominee