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 Sophie-Alexia Joly de Lotbinière was recently selected as part of a Chelsea group show titled 'Trophy Art' at Chelsea 27 gallery in Manhattan. In the Fall of 2016 she was chosen among 100 women artist for a solo large private museum commission project that is in the final development stages. In spring 2015 she exhibited with the Greenwich Arts Council as part of an all women’s group show including works by artists such as Louise Bourgeois, following a solo show with Voce DI New York. Her works have been exhibited with Joseph Gross’ ARTNOW, New York in 2014 and in Miami Basel’s Waves for Development auction with Paddle 8, following her 2013 New York debut solo exhibition Alumen: Processed Material. Sophie-Alexia Joly de Lotbinière received a combined degree BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University in 2008, and her MA at Sotheby’s Institute in London, UK in 2009. Sophie-Alexia was the youngest to train in figurative and portrait painting at the elite academic painting program with Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy from 2003-2005. Sophie-Alexia Joly de Lotbinière worked for Sotheby’s Auction House New York and a number of private art dealers in conjunction with developing her artistic career. Sophie-Alexia’s works deal with the emphasis on its own materiality by breaking from deliberate processes, and seeking the subject through the physical act of painting itself. The pieces are at once geometric and visceral, texturally coarse and visually refined. Her abstract works on aluminum play on the conflict between the conscious and unconscious development of form.