Original text courtesy of Newzones.
Born in Montreal, Sophie Jodoin received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Concordia University, after which she studied anatomy for two years at the New York Academy of Art. Sophie was one of the few artists selected to represent Montreal for “Made in Canada: Contemporary Art in Montreal”, an exhibition at the Plattsburgh State University Museum in New York. Sophie Jodoin recently completed an artist residency in London, UK, awarded by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec.
Disquiet often reverberates in Jodoin’s work; the subjects are often difficult and challenging. Equally conceptual and representational, Jodoin develops drawn series which can take up to two years to completely realize. Since 2004, each drawing is exclusively in black and white, on paper or mylar, and created over the course of one day. Jodoin’s austere, minimalist series frequently develop into large-scale installations, often making them indivisible.
Sophie’s work has been highlighted in the Calgary Herald, the Globe and Mail, Preview Magazine, Border Crossings and Galleries West to name a few. Jodoin’s drawings has been widely exhibited across Canada, the USA and Europe in both solo and group exhibitions. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout North America and Europe.