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Lemya el Sophia (Sophia Abrahim) (1979-)


Lemya el Sophia (Sophia Abrahim) (1979-)
American Neo-expressionist / Postmodern multi-media artist & gallery alternativist ;
Sophia Abrahim ; Lemya el Sophia ;
[Born September 9, 1979 in New York, NY -]


FAD record control number: 69100 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Lemya el Sophia (Sophia Abrahim) (1979-) biography:

Birth: September 9, 1979 in New York, NY ;
Death: n/a
Sex: Female ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Virgo ;

Known for: Neo-expressionist / Post-DaDa / Postmodern painting and collages ; multi-media artwork ; unorthodox online sale of works (Ebay) ; creating gallery alternative (Art Raw Gallery 2008-?) ; large scale works ;
Medium: Oil ; film ; printed paper ; carving ;
Technique: Multi-media ; painting ; drawing ; filmmaking ; photography ; wood ; plaster ; wax ; large-scale works ;
Subjects: Abstract ; colors ; shapes ; figures ; collage ;

Areas: New York, NY ; Israel ;
Region: North East ;
Lived: Upper East Side, New York, NY (2002-today) ; Downtown, New York, NY (2000-?) ;
Spouse: Fred Abrahim (?-?), Israel-born owner international brokerage firm ;

Training: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ ; Parsons School of Design, New York, NY (did not finish degree) ;


Exhibited with: Ebay ; Art Raw Gallery, New York, NY ; El Sophia Gallery, New York, NY (2000-?) ; Lemya el Sophia Studio, New York, NY ;

Milestones: Work described as, “…narrates the overlap between our collective subconscious, relationships between universal atomic physicalities and the norms of everyday life, especially that of urban life. In her mixed media paintings the artist utilizes photographs, still shots from her films, newspapers, and other literature as a source of narrative imagery. In the past several years, major hardware stores have been the suppliers of art materials in her work.” ; Film influences : Man Ray, Woody Allen, Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch ; Sold incredibly well on Ebay before the 2008 crash (beginning 2003) ; developed her own studio to support her online sales ; created her own alternative gallery system through her Art Raw gallery bringing together curators and artists ; Sold over $105k in art within a short eight week period ;



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Record birth date:
September 21, 2020


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