BIO



Sofia Echa was born in 1992 in Vladivostok, Russia and settled in New York City in 2013 to continue her pursuit of a career in art after she received a bachelor degree in Economics and Japanese studies at Federal University of Vladivostok, Russia. She graduated from the National Academy School in New York. Before that, Sofia studied fine arts in Art School in Vladivostok and in Cambridge School Of Visual & Performing Arts, Cambridge, UK.
Her works are in private collections in the United States and Russia. She is honored to have donated work to the 2015 National Academy Gala auction honoring National Academician, Eric Fischl, with a Lifetime Achievement Award, and to the Bailey House Auction in 2016 and 2017. In September 2015, she had her first solo show in the Center of Contemporary Art Sol’ in Vladivostok, Russia, and in 2017 – the first solo show in New York (Sonia Gechtoff gallery, National Academy Museum and School).


Sofia Echa


Born 1992, Vladivostok, Russia


Education

2013-2016    Studio Intensive Diploma Program, National Academy School of Fine Arts, NY, NY

2009            Cambridge School Of Visual & Performing Arts, Cambridge, UK

2004-2008    Vladivostok School of Fine Arts, Russia


Solo Exhibitions

2018   Illusions of reflection, Oyster Bay Gallery, Oyster Bay, NY

2017   Traversing a Space, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, National Academy Museum & School, New York, NY
2015   Fluidity, Sol' Center for Contemporary Art (Artetage Museum of Modern Art), Vladivostok, Russia

Selected Group Exhibitions


2018
New Now Auction, Phillips auction, New Nork, NY
The Meadow Walk, Oakcliff Sailing Center, Oyster Bay, NY
Friends of the border, The Border project space, Brooklyn NY

LANDSCAPE: the visible feature of an area. Representation of where we inhabit, Experimental Space gallery, Reis Studios, Queens, NY

Spring pop-up show, Oakcliff Sailing Center, Oyster Bay, NY


2017
Spectrum Miami Art Fair, Miami, FL
Salon Show, Rockaway Artists Alliance, sTudio 7, Fort Tilden, NY
Memories of Our Town, Maritime Garage Gallery, Norwalk, CT
Meadow Walk, Oakcliff Sailing Center, Oyster Bay, NY
Natural Selection, curated by Alison Pierz and Jamie Martinez, Galerie Protégé, New York, NY
Pop-up Exhibition, Rockaway Artists Alliance, sTudio 7, Fort Tilden, NY
54th Annual Juried Competition, curated by Gia M. Hamilton, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Louisiana
Embarking on the Road of Color, Museum of Russian Art, Jersey City, NJ
Superfine! Art Fair, New York, NY
Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Bring on the Flowers, Oakcliff Sailing Center, Oyster Bay, NY

2016
Small works salon show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Fun Size, Treat Gallery, New York, NY
Fridge Art Fair, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY
Creative Mischief, 
curated by Maurizio Pellegrin, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
The Many Colors of Spring, Oakcliff Sailing Center, Oyster Bay, NY
Bailey House Gala & Auction, Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, New York, NY
Generations X: Razzle Dazzle, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Is/Is Not, Con Artist Collective, New York, NY

2015
Juried Exhibition of Small Works, Ashok Jain Gallery, New York, NY
Open Call, Lorimoto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Year Exhibition, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, National Academy School of Fine Arts, NY, NY
Celebrity, Con Artist Collective Gallery, New York, NY
MeadowWalk2, Oakcliff Sailing Center, Oyster Bay, NY
Wish You Were Here, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Who? Palisades, Brooklyn, NY
Year-End Exhibition, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, National Academy School of Fine Arts, NY, NY
Creative Mischief
curated by Maurizio Pellegrin, National Academy Museum, NY, NY 
The Seashore, Oakcliff Sailing Center, Oyster Bay, NY
Experiments in Self-Portraiture
curated by Maurizio Pellegrin, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, National Academy School of Fine Arts, NY, NY
Mid-Year Exhibition, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, National Academy School of Fine Arts, NY, NY

2014
Palisades December Showcase, Palisades, Brooklyn, NY
Reflections on the Classical, curated by Maurizio Pellegrin and Filippo Fosatti, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, National Academy School of Fine Arts, NY, NY
Postcards from New York,
 San Giors Hotel, Turin, Italy
Pop-up Exhibitioncurated by Filippo Fosatti, Casa Menzio, Turin, Italy
Year-End Exhibition, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, National Academy School of Fine Arts, NY, NY
Creative Mischief
curated by Maurizio Pellegrin and Filippo Fosatti, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, National Academy School of Fine Arts, NY, NY
Mid-Year Exhibition, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, National Academy School of Fine Arts, NY, NY

Bibliography

             www.ksafonova.com: Sofia Echa
             The Artnewspaper: Three to see
              Creative Mischief 2017 exhibition catalogue

             Creative Mischief 2016 exhibition catalogue, p. 23 (ill.)

2015     I AM: International Art Masters Catalogue, pp. 52-53

               OTV-prim: Во Владивостоке открылась выставка художницы из США

           "Heavy and Light", Ligné Magazine, August 2015

            JanKossen Contemporary: Fresh! Young Collectors Show

            Creative Mischief 2015 exhibition catalog, p. 10 (ill.)

           "National Academy Museum & School – SELF: Portraits of Artists in Their Absence" Arts Initiative Columbia University


2014     Creative Mischief 2014 exhibition catalogue, p. 24 (ill.)


Awards & Grants
2015 National Academy School of Fine Arts Scholarship
2014 National Academy School of Fine Arts Travelling Scholarship
National Academy School of Fine Arts Scholarship
Year-End Exhibition Prize, National Academy School of Fine Arts

Collections

Works are held in public collections of the Artetazhe Museum for Contemporary Art, Vladivostok, Russia, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY, and private collections in the USA and Europe