Sophia Ellis is an educator, curator, and late-night story enthusiast. She unitizes museums, arts, and public spaces as centers for performance and self-expression as she advocates for participant-based projects and exhibitions as sources of informal learning and community strength. She recently earned her M.A in Public Humanities from Brown University, where her focus was on the intersection of public art and arts-based learning, specifically how these practices aid in the refusal of settler colonial logics, especially within the Caribbean Diaspora. She received her B.A. from the University of Central Florida in Humanities and Studio Art with a minor in Cognitive Sciences and spent three years as an ArtsLiteracy educator at Habla: El Centro de Lengua y Cultura in Mérida, Yucatán. In Providence, she has worked at ¡CityArts! for Youth, Stages of Freedom Museum, and FirstWorks, honing in on community-based practices.
Project: Sophia will research and assist with logistical support for the Nina Katchadourian exhibition in spring 2023. This is the third in a series of collaborative exhibitions in which a contemporary artist’s work shares a gallery with Morgan collection objects. Sophia will assist in various facets of late-stage exhibition work, including completion of the catalog and preparation of public information on the exhibition and its programming.