Sophie Lourdes Knight
Sophie Lourdes Knight is a multidisciplinary artist from California, USA. She studied at the California College of the Arts (2014) and the Slade School of Fine Art (2022). She is a 2019 & 2020 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation awardee.
Knight creates work to be experienced as unique psychological spaces, existing somewhere between narrative and emotional ideas to deconstruct normative reality and space. To do this, Knight's work attempts to disrupt the hierarchical economy of value within the world of objects. By placing overlooked, everyday items alongside spectacular things of beauty she establishes them as on a level plain; both objects are prescribed as having the same inherent value. Through this process, she breathes new life into objects. Inspired by the epic texts of magical realism that she reads, quotidian, banal objects are imbued with supernatural energy and spirit. They transcend their physical limitations and rise to become religious idols or spiritual totems.