Sophie Matisse was born in Boston, Massachusetts, 1965.  She began her studies at the Massachusetts Collage of Art in Boston and later, continued her studies at L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. Shortly after settling in New York City, in 1996, she began her first series of paintings, Be back in 5 minutes and has participated in many national and international exhibitions ever since. Now, she is working on a new series of paintings accompanied by a collection of short films reflecting on her memories of playing chess with her family while growing up. Her work is included in the public collections at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Flint Institute of Art, The Montclair Art Museum and The Francis Young Tang Teaching Museum.  Sophie Matisse is represented by Baahng Gallery.

BORN

1965 in Massachusetts. Lives and Works in New York

 

EDUCATION
1985 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston
1988 – 1990 École des Beaux-Arts, Paris

 

SELECTED MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

The Whitney Museum of American Art

Montclair Art Museum

The Flint Institute of Art

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020  BE BACK IN 5, BAAHNG GALLERY, NEW YORK,  April – May, 2020

DEPICTING MARCEL DUCHAMP, FRANCIS NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK, JANUARY 10  – FEBRUARY 28, 2020

CONSTRUCTION IDENTITY IN AMERICAN ART, MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM, SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 – JANUARY 5, 2020

BOHAIN ET MATISSE 1870-1903, LA MAISON FAMILIALE HENRI MATISSE, BOHAIN, FRANCE,  OCTOBER 12, 2019 – MARCH 1, 2020

 

2018  ROSE OCEAN, TANG TEACHING MUSEUM, NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 17 – MAY 20, 2018

ALAIN JACQUET & SOPHIE MATISSE, SABINE WACHTERS FINE ART, KNOKKE-ZOUTE, BELGIUM, AUGUST 3 – SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

 

2017 MARCEL DUCHAMP FOUNTAIN, FRANCIS NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK, 

APRIL 20 – MAY 26, 2017 

MATISSE AND AMERICAN ART, MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM, NEW JERSEY, 

FEBRUARY 5 – JUNE 15, 2017

 

2016 LADIES KNIGHT, WORLD CHESS HALL OF FAME, ST. LOUIS, MO, OCTOBER 29, 2015 – APRIL 1, 2016

 

2015 PARALLELS, TIM HUNT FINE ART, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 10 – 28, 2015

PAST & PRESENT, FRANCIS M. NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK, June 4 – April 21, 2015  

STARING BACK, FLEMING MUSEUM OF ART, VERMONT, FEBRUARY 3 – JUNE 21, 2015

 

2014  LE SHOW DES AMIS, SHOWROOM, NEW YORK, DECEMBER 12 – 21, 2014

 

2013  LUNCH WITH OLYMPIA, YALE UNIVERSITY, CONNECTICUT, SEPTEMBER 20 – NOVEMBER 21, 2013

BONJOUR MONSIEUR MATISSE! RENCONTRE(S), MAMAC DE NICE, FRANCE, JUNE 21 – NOVEMBER 24, 2013    

NUDE DESCENDING A STAIRCASE: AN HOMAGE, FRANCIS M. NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 15 – MARCH 29 ,2013

 

2012  SOPHIE MATISSE: IT’S TIME, FRANCIS M. NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK, MAY 2 – JUNE 15, 2012.

 

2010  SECONDE MAIN, MUSEE D’ART MODERNE DE LA VILLE DE PARIS, FRANCE, MARCH 25 – OCTOBER 24, 2010

SOPHIE MATISSE, THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, NY, JANUARY 22 – MAY 22, 2010

THE VISIBLE VAGINA, FRANCIS M. NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK, JANUARY 27 – MARCH 20, 2010

VERMEER. THE ART OF PAINTING, KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM VIENNA, VIENNA AUSTRIA, JANUARY 25 TO APRIL 25, 2010

 

2009 SPECIAL EDITION (GOLD) PERFUME BOTTLES, A COLLABORATION WITH KILIAN HENNESSY, DECEMBER, 2009

THE ART OF CHESS, FRANCIS M. NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 10 – OCTOBER 30, 2009

THE ART OF THE GAME, SPECIAL EDITION CHESS SETS. BEYOND THE BORDER INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, SAN DIEGO, CA , SEPTEMBER 2 – 4, 2009

BLACK MADONNA, HP GARCIA GALLERY, NEW YORK,(CURATOR: LISA PAUL STREITFELD)

 

2008  SPECIAL EDITION PERFUME BOTTLES, A COLLABORATION WITH KILIAN HENNESSY

PENTIMENTI, FRANCIS M. NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK, MARCH 14 – APRIL 30, 2008

 

2007 THE DEMOISELLES REVISITED, GROUP EXHIBITION, FRANCIS M. NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 16 – DECEMBER 21, 2007

FRENCH KISSES, JGM GALERIE. PPARIS, MAY 24th – JUNE 30th

 

2006 SOPHIE MATISSE: BE BACK IN 5 MINUTES AND ZEBRA STRIPE PAINTINGS,  SALT LAKE ART CENTER, SALT LAKE CITY, JANUARY – MARCH 2006 (CURATOR: JIM EDWARDS)

 

2005 SOPHIE MATISSE: THE ZEBRA STRIPE PAINTINGS, FRANCIS M. NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK, NOV 18 – DEC 30, 2005

SOPHIE MATISSE’S GUERNICA, FLINT INSTITUTE OF ARTS, FLINT, MICHIGAN,  SEPTEMBER 24, 2005

SOPHIE MATISSE DRAWINGS, ORGANIZED BY THE BLUE HERON PRESS,PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, NEW YORK, (CURATOR: JUDITH GOLDMAN)

SOPHIE MATISSE, nKATONAH MUSEUM OF ART, KATONAH, NEW YORK, JULY- AUGUST (CURATOR: MIMI THOMPSON)

 

2004  SELF-PORTRIATS,  DEITCH PROJECTS, NEW YORK (CURATOR: DODIE KAZANJIAN)

ON LINE, FEIGEN CONTEMPORARY, NEW YORK

2003  AFTERSHOCK: THE LEGACY OF THE READYMADE IN AMERICAN POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY ART,  DICKINSON GALLERY, NEW YORK.

SOPHIE MATISSE DOES GUERNICA, FRANCIS M. NAUMANN FINE ART, NY

 

2002  SOPHIE MATISSE,  FRANCIS M. NAUMANN FINE ART, NEW YORK (FIRST SOLO SHOW IN NEW YORK)

 

2001   SOPHIE MATISSE,  FIDELITY INVESTMENTS HEADQUARTERS, BOSTON (CURATOR: CAROL WARNER)

 

2000  THE 100 SMILES OF THE MONNA LISA, METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM, TOKYO; SHIZUOKA MUSEUM OF ART AND THE HIROSHIMA MUSEUM OF ART (CURATOR: JEAN-MICHEL RIBETTES)

 

1999  REAL TO SURREAL, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, DENVER (CURATOR: MARC SINK)

 

1999  RE: DUCHAMP, ABRAHAM LUBELSKY GALLERY, NEW YORK (CURATOR: MIKE BIDLO)

 

1998  ACTS OF FAITH, GARRISON, NEW YORK (CURATOR: WILLOUGHBY SHARP)

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