Selected Exhibits

Reception: January 29, 5:30-7:30pm

January 26 – April 3, 2016

Museum of Art

University of New Hampshire

Paul Creative Arts Center

30 Academic Way, Durham, NH, 03824

Reception: September 11, 6 – 8pm

September 8 – October 3, 2015

Gallery Naga

67 Newbury Street

Boston, MA 02116

Reception: September 15, 5 – 7pm

September 10 – December 6, 2015

Tufts University Art Gallery

Aidekman Arts Center

Remis Sculpture Court

40 Talbot Ave

Medford, MA 02155


Curated by Bert Yarborough

Reception: September 17, 5 – 8pm

September 17 – November 3, 2015

Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery

Colby-Sawyer College

541 Main Street

New London, NH 03257

Reception: September 6, 3 – 6pm

September 6 – October 11, 2014


950 Dorchester Ave

Dorchester, MA 02125

Curated by Debra Olin and Carol Seitchik

Sophia Ainslie and Patricia Schappler

August 19 – September 30, 2014

New England Biolabs

240 Country Road

Ipswich, MA 01938

Sophia Ainslie, Masako Kamiya, David Moore, John Guthrie, Randal Thurston

Reception: June 6, 6 – 8pm

June 1 – July 12, 2014

Gallery NAGA

67 Newbury Street

Boston, MA 02116

Curated by Robert Moeller

Reception: March 14, 7 – 10pm

March 13 – April 26, 1014

Lincoln Arts Projects

289 Moody St

Waltham, MA 02453

Curated by Leonie Bradbury

Reception: April 4, 6-8pm, and, In Conversation with Sophia Ainslie & Leonie Bradbury, 6pm

March 13 – April 6, 2013

Carol Schlosberg Gallery

Montserrat College of Art

23 Essex Street

Beverly, MA 01915     

Reception: February 1, 5 – 7.30pm

January 30 – February 24, 2013

Kingston Gallery

450 Harrison Ave

Boston, MA 02118

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News + Press

Boston Globe: Ella Torres interviews Sophia Ainslie – finalist for permanent mural in Brockton

South African native picked to create mural for Brockton’s Enso Flats Gallery NOVEMBER 11, 2015 |By Ella Torres GLOBE CORRESPONDENT   After a months-long search, artist Sophia Ainslie was chosen to create a permanent mural in Brockton’s Enso Flats Gallery. One of six applicants — three from Massachusetts, two from New Hampshire, and one from Maine — vying […]

Boston Globe: Cate McQuaid reviews Sophia Ainslie’s show ‘Pata Pata’

Motifs, contradictions, changed orientations in gallery shows September 22, 2015|By Cate McQuaid, Globe Correspondent SOPHIA AINSLIE: Pata Pata At Gallery NAGA, 67 Newbury St., through Oct. 3. 617-267-9060, Sophia Ainslie’s abstract paintings on paper have the whizzbang crispness, tangy hues, and brio of comic book graphics, although they’re made with tiny, almost imperceptible brushstrokes. Ainslie […]

Boston Home: Inside Out, By Lauren Beaven

Summer 2015 When Sophia Ainslie’s mother passed away in 2009, the Somerville-based artist strove to connect to her through art. She began experimenting with an x-ray of her mother’s abdomen—rendering it in colorful fragments, and juxtaposing those with black brush strokes. “The x-ray became a means for me to process her death and hold on […]

The Huntington News: Public art initiative comes to Ryder Hall, By Rebecca Sirull

Thursday, December 4, 2014 Sophia Ainslie commissioned by Northeastern University’s President Aoun’s Public Art Initiative to create a site specific wall drawing on campus in the College of Arts, Media and Design. Visitors to Ryder Hall over the past few weeks were treated to a new view as the latest installation of Northeastern’s public art […]

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