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CASSANDRA SOHN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b. 1978, Santa Fe, NM

Lives and works in Lenox, MA

 

Artist

Owner / Director of Sohn Fine Art

Curator

 

Sohn calls the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts home. She is a curator and is the Owner / Director of Sohn Fine Art in Lenox, MA. Sohn founded the company in 2011 and runs all departments of the business, including curating featured exhibitions – www.sohnfineart.com. Sohn exhibits her own photography world-wide. She has been published in several books and was the main contributing photographer for Window on the Park—New York's Most Prestigious Properties On Central Park, published by Images Publishing. She graduated from the New School in Manhattan with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Photography.

Classically trained in the arts from an early age, Sohn experimented with many mediums and discovered her passion for photography in her early twenties. Photography based, she captures her images in the natural world. In recent years she started applying pastel and pencil to her print, creating contemplative mixed media works that nod to abstraction.

 

Growing up in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and now calling the Berkshires in western Massachusetts home, Sohn has a strong connection to the mountains, but has always been drawn to water, which is a recurring theme in her work. Fascinated by its ever-moving, ever-changing nature, Sohn is captivated by water’s capacity to elicit stillness and strength. Like our emotions, its form is always affected by its surrounding environments, both inner and outer. It is both a mirror and a vessel of depth and can alter our perceptions of the “real”. Scientists have referred to having contact with the ocean as “blue space” which provokes feelings of peace and calmness. That “blue space” actually changes the way your brain reacts to its environment. It is said that it triggers your mind like meditation, allowing you to tune everything else out and reflect on what you need to focus on.

Sohn’s most recent body of work “Water” was photographed in Antigua, Mexico, Florida and New York. These images are created utilizing multiple, long exposures done in-camera. The photographs are printed on watercolor paper and hand worked with pastel and pencil. The photographs are ethereal and dreamlike, abstracting our sense of place and questioning the edge between the real and unreal. This body of work was created during a challenging time in Sohn’s life. In the process of producing the work, she became acutely aware of how turbulence and peacefulness can co-exist, in the same image and in life, that one can be found in the other. Through the process of the work she found peace, trust and beauty during times of change.

 

In 2012, she released “A Sea Feeling in the Mountains” motivated by 19th century artists and writers who found inspiration in the Berkshire region and its visual and metaphorical connection to the sea. Sohn followed in the footsteps of Melville, Hawthorne and Thoreau (amongst others) by hiking the same paths, visiting their homes, and studying their works, photographing each environment with the pursuit of a larger meaning and interpretation in her own work. Just like the philosophers that inspired her, Sohn’s images reflect queries into humanity and identity, as well as a quest for a larger meaning.

For more information visit: www.sohnfineart.com

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Education
2004 BA English & Photography, Parsons, The New School, New York, NY

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Water, Sohn Fine Art, Lenox, MA

2012 A Sea Feeling in the Mountains, Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA

2012 A Sea Feeling in the Mountains, Sohn Fine Art, Stockbridge, MA

2011 Flight, Sohn Fine Art, Stockbridge, MA

2011 Ko Chang, Sohn Fine Art, Stockbridge, MA

2010 Ko Chang, Zenith House: Devon Artist Network, Exeter, England

2009 Flight & The Storm, Dream Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY

2009, Flight, Ferrin Contemporary, Pittsfield, MA

2009 Ko Chang, Designer Showcase of Westchester, Purchase, NY

2009 Summer Seascapes, Tappan Z Gallery, Tarrytown, NY

2008 Flight, Tappan Z Gallery, Tarrytown, NY

 

Group Exhibitions

2022 Art of the Hills, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA

2022 Wonderland, Sohn Fine Art, Lenox, MA

2020 Futurity, Sohn Fine Art, Lenox, MA

2020 Art of the Hills, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA

2020 Small Works, Hotel on North, Pittsfield, MA

2019 Icing on the Cake, Sohn Fine Art, Lenox, MA

2018 Tides + Falls, Sohn Fine Art, Lenox, MA

2017 White as Snow, Sohn Fine Art, Lenox, MA

2017 Seeds, Sohn Fine Art, Lenox, MA

2016 Beneath the Surface, Sohn Fine Art, Lenox, MA

2016 iMotif, Sohn Fine Art, Lenox, MA

2015 abstrakt, Sohn Fine Art, Stockbridge, MA

2014 Rurbanism, Sohn Fine Art, Stockbridge, MA

2013 Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

2013 Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA

2013 Nude, Sohn Fine Art, Stockbridge, MA

2012 Botanophilia, Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, MA

2012 Botanophilia, Sohn Fine Art, Stockbridge, MA

2011 A Summer Ramble, William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington, MA

2011 A Summer Ramble, Sohn Fine Art, Stockbridge, MA

2010 - 2011, CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year, SW1 Gallery, London, United Kingdom

 

 

Curations

2022 Elemental Matters, Jonathan, Prince solo exhibition, Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA

2022 Ice Forest, Beth Galston, solo exhibition, Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA

2017 - 2019 Hotel on North, Pittsfield, MA

2013 Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA

2012 Botanophilia, Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, MA

2011 A Summer Ramble, William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington, MA

2011 – Present All exhibitions at Sohn Fine Art, Lenox, MA

 

Publications, Press, Reviews

2022 Jonathan Prince at Chesterwood, The Boston Globe, October.

2022 Elemental Matters Reception Brings the Curious to Chesterwood, Rural Intelligence, August.

2022 Sohn Fine Art in Lenox Presents Wonderland - Sohn, Berkshire Fine Arts, August.

2022 Cassandra Sohn’s Fine Art on the Podcast, The John Krohl Podcast, July.

2022 The Art of It & Gallery Expose, Berkshire Magazine, July.

2022 Elemental Matters: Jonathan Prince Sculpture exhibit opens at Chesterwood, artdaily, July.

2022 Elemental Matter: The sculpture of Jonathan Prince at Chesterwood, Arts Summary, July.

2022 Destination Berkshires, Art New England, May / June.

2021 Destination New England, Art New England, May / June.

2021 A Day in the Life of Lenox: Togetherness keeps Lenox afloat during the past year, The Berkshire Eagle (Upcountry), Noah Hoffenberg, May 5.

2021 Sohn Fine Art Changes Viewers Perspective of Still Lives in New Exhibit, The Berkshire Eagle, Chris Marcisz, April 17.

2020 WOMEN in the Arts: Curating Creativity, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Emily Thurlow, April 1.

2020 Berkshire County’s creative economy in limbo during coronavirus pandemic, The Berkshire Record, Faith Linz, May.

2020 See the ‘Untold Stories’ of Ormond Gigli in new exhibit at Sohn Fine Art, The Berkshire Eagle, Chris Marcisz, September 10.

2020 Facebook LIVE Takeover with Jennifer Nacht from Visit Lenox and Cassandra Sohn from Sohn Fine Art,  Visit the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, September 24.

2019 Photography Shows to See Now, TriCorner News, Lakeville Journal: Compass, Anne Day, January 24.

2019 Statewide Artweek Initiative returns to Berkshire County, Berkshire Record, Emily Thrlow, April 25.

2019 Destination Berkshires, Art New England, May / June.

2019 Celebration marks designation of Lenox as Cultural District, The Berkshire Eagle, Clarence Fanto, September 9.

2019 Africa, The Berkshire Eagle, Benjamin Cassidy, December 8.

2018 You’ve Never Seen Waves Like This Before, Wired, Michael Hardy, May 31.

2018 Destination Berkshires, Art New England, May / June.

2018 Sohn Fine Art opens a camera-less photography exhibition, artdaily, July.

2018 Sohn exhibit reminds that photography doesn’t always require a camera, Berkshire Eagle, Benjamin Cassidy, July.

2018 Photographs Without Cameras, TriCorner News, Lakeville Journal: Compass, Emily Gates, July 5.

2018 The Berkshires Go West, Young and Old, ArtScope, July / August.

2018 Stockbridge Artist Reimagines Norman Rockwell Paintings, ABC: WCVB-TV Coston’s “CHRONICLE”, August

2018 Norman Rockwell’s The Four Freedoms Today – POPS PETERSON, CBS Sunday Morning, September 4.

2018 Thought Provoking art exhibits highlight of the year, Berkshire Eagle, Jennifer Huberdeau, December 28.

2017 10 x 10 Festival, Greylock Glass podcast, February 7.

2017 Picture This: Lenox Gallery Sohn Fine Art Shines Spotlight on Visual Arts, HoeStyle, Robin Catalano,  July 26.

2017 Creativity Lives Here: Cassandra Sohn – Spotlight, 1Berkshire, April 14.

2016 Sohn Fine Art Gallery presents Beneath the Surface, a group exhibition of photography, The Berkshire Record, November 11-17.

2018 Maurice ‘Pops’ Peterson Re-Imagines Norman Rockwell Scenes, The Berkshire Eagle, Kate Abbott, March 4.

2015 Pops Peterson Reinvents Rockwell at Sohn Fine Art, Rural Intelligence, Amy Krzanik, March 3.

2015 Reinventing Rockwell, Berkshire Style, Colleen MacMillan, March 7.

2015 Realism, Wit and Mood at Sohn’s 4th Juried Photo Show, TriCorner News, Lakeville Journal: Compass, Leon Graham, April 16.

2015 Pops Peterson’s Art: Rockwell’s America Restages in Changed American Landscape, The Berkshire Edge, March 8.

2015 The Muse Personified at Sohn Fine Art Gallery, The Litchfield County Times, Montebello, Joseph, November 30.

2014 Sohn Fine Art to host Lincoln Russell, The Berkshire Record, January 10.

2014 Sohn Fine Art Expanding to Lenox Location, iBerkshires, July 25.

2014 Sohn Fine Art, Coachella Magazine, Jorge Perezchica, June 1.

2014 The Merchants of Lenox: 69 Church Street, Rural Intelligence, Nichole Dupont, November 21.

2012 Lino Tagliapietra, Schantz Galleries

2013 “The Proserpine Path” and Sohn Fine Art’s 2013 Season from the Berkshire Voice of Arts Indie, Berkshires.org, February 18.

2013 Spring Into Art: Reception for the Annual Community Arts Exhibition, Rural Intelligence, April 21.

2013 Partners in Film: Chesterwood and Sohn Judge Photo Show in Stockbridge, The Berkshire Eagle, April.

2013 2012 Highlights: Interview with Greg Gorman, ProFusion, May 24.

2013 A Body Biography: Matuschka A Photo Exhibit, NYC Culture / Style, Miguel Cominguez, May 25.

2013 Summer Preview: Our Picks; A Body Biography, Valley Advocate, June 4.

2013 Greg Gorman Retrospective, Shutterbug, Jul 2.

2013 The Eyes Have It, Berkshire Magazine, Dan Valenti, July 10.

2013 Greg Gorman: Photographert, Artful Mind, July 13.

2013 Celebrity Photographer Greg Gorman gets Retrospective Showing at Sohn Fine Art, The Rogovoy Report, July 17.

2013 The Model and the Mastectomy: Baring Scars Then and Now, CBS Sunday Morning,  September 23.

2013 Exhibition Features Art of the Nude, The Rogovoy Report, October 2.

2012 View Master: Cassandra Sohn, Fresh American, Inspired Living Annie Selke Style, February.
2012 Chihully Evolutions: Baskets & Cylinders 1979 – 2011, MCRL
2012 Photography Exhibition Showcases Unusual Botanicals, The Rogovoy Report, May 9.

2012 Contemporary Photography by Cassandra Sohn on View at Sohn Fine Art Gallery and Chesterwood, The Rogovoy Report, August 6.

2012 Opening Reception- A Sea Feeling in the Mountains, The Berkshires of WMASS, August 11.

2011 Environmental Photographer of the Year, Book Published by CIWEM.

2011 New Fine Art Photography Gallery Opens in Stockbridge, Berkshire Living Magazine, April 26.

2011 New Galleries Open in the Berkshires, Rural Intelligence, Dan Shaw, April 26.

2011 ArtBeat: What to See/Cassandra Sohn: Ko Chang, Nippertown, April 28.

2011 A Body of Work at Sohn Fine Art, The Berkshire Record, May10.

2011 Dishing About Contemporary Photography, The Rogovoy Report, August 23.

2011 New In Town: The Beacon Looks at New Businesses in the Berkshires, The Berkshire Beacon, Bera Dunau, August 25.

2011 Photography Exhibition at Sohn Fine Art Gallery Captures Birds in Flight, The Rogovoy Report, September 5.

2011 What, When, Where: Flights of Fantasy, New England Home Magazine Design Blog, Debbie Hagan, November 28.

2010 Imaginative, Compelling Art, TriCorner News, Lakeville Journal: Compass, Leon Graham, February 11.

2010 To Delight, Maybe Shock, TriCorner News, Lakeville Journal: Compass, Leon Graham, November 7.

2009 Stephen G. Donaldson and Cassandra Sohn - Spotlight, Berkshire Living Magazine

2009 Window on the Park: New York’s Most Prestigious Properties on Central Park, The Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd., Fitzgerald, D.

2009 Faculty Fine Art and Craft Holiday Sale, iBerkshires.com, November.

2009 Berkshire Authors, The Bookloft

2008 3rd Friday in Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow Chamber.com.

CASSANDRA SOHN PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC

69 Church Street, Lenox, MA

413-551-7353

cassandra@cassandrasohn.com

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