Sophia Ainslie Headshot

Art Location

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Ryder Hall
11 Leon St.
Boston, MA 02115

Sophia Ainslie

In Person
Nov.  3–21,  2014

Contemporary artist Sophia Ainslie works between drawing and painting,  between  figuration and abstraction. Her work  focuses on the connection between diagnostic imaging technologies and landscape, interior and exterior, and the microscopic and macroscopic.  She melds observation with imagination in a way that explores the relationship between movement and space. By pushing the formal aspects present in her work, she gives the negative spaces greater prominence, creating spaces that look like something was once there.

“Art sparks our  imaginations and  allows us to dream for a moment. I hope my work tickles the imagination—that each time you look at it, you see something new.”  

—Sophia Ainslie  

Ainslie,  a native of South Africa who serves on the teaching faculty of the College of Arts,  Media  and Design,  worked with students to complete a mural in the lobby of Ryder Hall.  She incorporated 16 colors into the piece to  help  represent the relationship between body and landscape, a theme  she had  previously  explored.

Her work has been featured in the  United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa.