Lecture by Sophia Narrett




Visual Arts Building, room 1016
Each semester, weekly visiting artist lectures host noted artists, curators, critics, and historians to share their perspectives, expertise, and current work, and to give insight into contemporary issues facing artists and designers.
For more information about the Visiting Artist Lecture Series, visit purchase.edu/vals

Sophia Narrett makes complex embroideries that depict scenes of contemporary romance and desire. Her subjects are often drawn from the internet and they enact fantasy narratives. Her dreamlike visons can be voyeuristic or exhibitionist and often very funny. These are tactile works complete with loose threads and tangled borders whose slow read contributes to their intimacy and sincerity. Narrett has shown her work nationally and internationally. Some highlights include the Museum of Art and Design, The Museum of Sex, and BRIC in Brooklyn. In 2018 she received a Pollock Krasner Award. Narrett received her MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA from Brown University.


Christine Attanasio
(914) 251-6749