Above image by Alexandre Gaspar Maia, Summer 2019, Rochester, MN
Sophia Chai is a Korean-American artist based in Rochester, MN. Chai received her M.F.A. in photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her B.A. in chemistry from the University of Chicago. Before relocating to Rochester in 2017 from Brooklyn, Chai has shown her work at various venues in New York City, including Trestle Projects, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Knockdown Center, A.I.R. Gallery, and TSA Gallery amongst others. Her last solo show was at 106 Green Gallery in Brooklyn, New York in 2016. Chai is a 2019 recipient of the SEMAC (Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council) grant for advancing artists and a 2019/20 MCAD-Jerome Foundation Fellow for Early Career Artists.