SOPHIA DIXON DILLO

Education

2006-09        MFA, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2001              Lacoste Ecole des Arts, Lacoste, France
1996-00        BA in Philosophy, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017               Illumination, Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2015               Light & Form, Galerie Fatiha Selam, Paris, France
                        Forming Light – Holiday Installation, Calvin Klein Collection on Madison Avenue, New York, NY
                        Light & Shadow, Shumei International Institute, Crestone, CO
                        Light Space, The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO
2014              Emergence, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2012              Translucence, Space Gallery, Denver, CO
                        Forming Light VI Installation and New Boxes, Winterowd Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2011               Light and Line, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO
                        Light and Line, Vertical Arts Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO
2010               Light Works, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO
2008               Small Works, Shumei International Institute, Crestone, CO
                        Small Paintings, Tortuga’s, Longmont, CO
                        Implexities II, Bovine Theater Gallery, Denver, CO
2007               Forming Light II Installation, Morgan Library, CSU, Fort Collins, CO
                        Forming Light Installation, Mini Gallery, CSU, Fort Collins, CO
                        Implexities, Saxy’s, Boulder, CO
                        New Paintings, Music Gallery, CSU, Fort Collins, CO
2006               Side by Side, St. Luke’s Gallery, Fort Collins, CO



Selected Group Exhibitions


2016              of sifting/flowers in the gravel/at the end of the ice age, Anderson Ranch, Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO  
                        Extended Dialogue: Part 1, Space Gallery, Denver, CO
                        Colorado Women in Abstraction, Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO
                        ABSTRACTION Group Show, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                        Lucid Art Exhibition, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, California
                        SYNTHESIS – of all that went before, Averard Hotel with Galerie Fatiha Selam, London, UK                                                           
                        Repetition & Reticulation,
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin                                  
2014               10 Inches of Christmas, Space Gallery, Denver, CO                                                         
                        Surface
, Space Gallery, Denver, CO                                                           
                        10-Year Anniversary Exhibit,
Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
                        Grand Opening Exhibit, Space Gallery, Denver, CO
                        Unbound – Five Installations, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO
                        Brave New World, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA                                  
                        Willard Dixon & Sophia Dixon Dillo – Stillness & Activity, Gallerie Citi, Burlingame, CA                                    
2013               Lines & Grids: Works on Paper, Space Gallery, Denver, CO
                        The Story of the Creative, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY
                        30 Squared, Space Gallery, Denver, CO
                        2nd Annual Love + Light, A Contemporary Art and Light Exhibition, Loveland Feed & Grain, Loveland, CO
2012              Full Spectrum, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
                        Retrospective – 11 Year Anniversary, Space Gallery, Denver, CO
                        Art Without Illusion, Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood, CO
2011              1:1, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO
                        Art of the Real
, Space Gallery, Denver, CO                                                            
                        (MA)chi(N)e(MADE): Organic Precision, Vertigo Art Space, Denver, CO
2010               Friends and Family – an exhibition of Ice Cube artists and their acquaintances, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO
                        Begin Within - Three Person Exhibit, Old Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO
                        Ice Cube Group Exhibit, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO
                        ASC Community Partnerships, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO
2009               Master of Fine Arts Exhibit, Curfman Gallery,Fort Collins, CO
                        Art and Science, Curfman Gallery, Fort Collins, CO
                        WOW Show, The Core New Art Space, Denver, CO
2008               Art and Science, Curfman Gallery, Fort Collins, CO                                  
                        Art in the Attic, Lapis Gallery, Denver, CO
2007               Nextmas Show, Next Gallery, Denver, CO
                        Emerging Artists Exhibit, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO
                        Open Studio Exhibit, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO                    
                        Master of Fine Arts Show, Curfman Gallery, Fort Collins, CO
2005              Student Invitational, University of Xochimilco, Mexico
                        The Drawing Show, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
2004              East of the Moon - Five Worlds, Lincoln Gallery, Boulder, CO

Selected Public Collections

                        Fox Rothschild, LLP  Denver, Colorado
                        State of New Mexico, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Santa Fe, New Mexico
                        Four Seasons Hotel & Residence Denver, Colorado
                        Crestone Charter SchoolCrestone, Colorado
                        The Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast Boulder, Colorado
                       Colorado State University, Communications Dept. Fort Collins, Colorado

Artist Residencies

2015                Lucid Art Foundation, Inverness, CA
2002                Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Professional Engagements

2015               Artist Symposium, Shumei International Institute, Crestone CO
                       Artist Talk, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO
2013              Guest Speaker, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO
                       Guest Juror, University of New Mexico Architecture Department, Albuquerque, NM
2010              Slideluck Potshow, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
2008              Lecture, Shumei International Institute, Crestone CO

Publications


2017               The Santa Fe Reporter, "SFR Picks: Light Worker - Get bent, light" by Maria Egolf-Romero
2016               The Aspen Times, "Minimalism goes West at Anderson Ranch exhibition in Snowmass Village" by Andrew Travers
                        The Denver Post, "Colorado Women in Abstraction cuts across history" by Ray Mark Rinaldi
                       Abstraction Group Show  by Genie Davis, Artscene Vol. 35, No. 9, June 2016 Issue
                        ArtScene, "Abstraction" Group Exhibit Review
                       Le Journal des Arts, “Monographie: Sophia Dixon Dillo accroche la lumiere” by Henri-Francois Debailleux
2015              Point Contemporain, “Light & Form, Sophia Dixon Dillo, Galerie Fatiha Selam”
2014              Huffington Post, “Richard Bruland and Sophia Dixon Dillo: Art Review,” by Peter Clothier
                       Artweek.L.A., “Pick of the Week – Sophia Dixon Dillo: Emergence”
                       Simayspace, “Current Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions – Doug Simay’s Best Picks” by Doug Simay
                       Denver Westword, “Arvada Center’s Unbound: Five Installations moves, sparkles  and shines, by Michael Paglia
2013             Denver Westword, “Best Show That Was Barely There” – Best of Awards
2012              Journal North, “a trio of Tasty Dishes,” by Kate Mcgraw
2011               Denver Westword, “Shine a Light,” by Michael Paglia
                        Denver Westword Blog, “Light, plane, and 25 miles of fishing line with artist Sophia Dixon Dillo,” by Jef Otte
                        Steamboat Pilot, "Contemporary light artist shows installation in Steamboat," by Nicole Inglis
2010               Curate This! New Work, Publication selected by Helen Pheby,PhD., Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK Curate This!
2010              International Public Vote, The BECA Foundation Publication Denver Westword, “Two new solo offerings at Ice Cube Gallery show member’s talent,” by Michael Paglia

Honors and Awards 

2010              5th in Popular Vote, Curate This! 2010, BECA Foundation
2006-08        Liberal Arts Scholarship, Margery Monfort Wilson Scholarship, Women’s Association
                       Scholarship, & Graduate Grant, Colorado State University
2002              Printmaking Residency Grant, Vermont Studio Center
2001              Scholarship, Lacoste School of the Arts