SOPHIA DIXON DILLO

Education

2009  MFA, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2001  Lacoste Ecole des Arts, Lacoste, France
2000 BA Philosophy, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 Alliterations, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica CA
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

2017 Big Exhibition of Small Works, Andra Norris Gallery, Burlingame, CA
  Small Works, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  So-, Andra Norris Gallery, Burlingame CA
  Paper Works, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO
  Illuminate, Sophia Dixon Dillo & Jane Gunthridge, WAVE Festival - Light + Water +Sound, Breckenridge, CO
  Ethereal Paper - Ann Chuchvara, Sophia Dixon Dillo, & Rebecca Hutchinson, Cynthia Reeves Gallery, Walpole, NH
  Spectral Light & Color, Samara Gallery, Houston TX
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 Visual Art Source, "Sophia Dixon Dillo" by Kelly Skeen
  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
  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
  Curate This! New Work, Publication selected by Helen Pheby,PhD., Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK Curate This!
  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