Born in Poughkeepsie, NY to a family of proper British science geeks, Sophi Kravitz is an American artist. Early in her career she studied classical sculpture and bronze casting at SUNY Purchase and New Paltz while building props and FX for movies and television. Later, she called on her science side to pursue an education, and then a later career as an electrical engineer.
Her artistic practice uses a wide range of mediums, advanced manufacturing processes, and media technologies. She is turned on by concept, culture, and the build: materials problem solving.
Her very first public art installation was a 12’ diameter faux birthday cake for Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) in the late 90s. The cake was installed on a tall pedestal via a helicopter on Fire Island to the joy of thousands. With that, her intention to bring large crowds together over art was cemented.
She has exhibited widely at over 50 festivals, exhibits, and conferences such as Burning Man, Maker Faire, FITC, and the O+ Festival. She’s received honorariums from Burning Man, the Frey Foundation, Disorient, and Guerilla Science. She lives and works about 2 hours north of New York City, in the Hudson Valley.