Sophia Narrett

Region: MFA Annual


City / State: Brooklyn, NY

Love is transcendent, it disrupts the alienation that so often characterizes life. Desire can bring meaning and purpose, but experiencing it is not without risk. In these interactions, imagination can blur reality. I’m interested in the ways that adults play, the cathartic potential of romance and power exchange, and the emotional results of escapism.

Initially a painter, I began working in embroidery in 2009. Although I came to embroidery for material reasons, I think of embroidery (and its implicit history) as helping to specify the tone that my stories are told in, one characterized by obsession, desire, and both the freedoms and restraints of femininity. The pace that embroidery dictates has become a way for me to commit to images and to speak about intense content in a sincere way.