Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Sophy Tuttle

Sophy Tuttle is a visual artist born in Colchester, England and currently residing in Lowell, Massachusetts. She received her BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the University of Hartford Art School. Influenced by artists such as Walton Ford, Mark Dion, and Alexis Rockman, Sophy uses visual storytelling to reimagine the future, resituate our position in the web of life, and create new narratives that explore regenerative, resilient culture-building among all forms of life.

Sophy works on a variety of scales and mural painting is an important, socially-engaged part of her practice. She began painting walls after a residency in Oaxaca, Mexico in 2013, where she learned about technique and content from local activists and artists. Her indoor and outdoor murals can now be seen from Massachusetts to Mexico and she has participated in several mural festivals including the Worcester iteration of the POW! WOW! international festival. Often brightly-colored and dynamic, her walls depict many of the same environmental themes as her studio work. These murals are a way to begin conversations within the community about environmental issues. Previous mural clients include the Harvard University, The Esplanade Association, WBUR, and the cities of Salem, Arlington, and Worcester in Massachusetts.

Sophy’s works on canvas have been shown extensively in New England, as well as nationally and internationally including at the Cape Cod Museum of Art and Eastern Connecticut State University. She continues to show regionally while becoming more engaged in public and community-based art projects in Boston and beyond.

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I Have Worked With

  • April 2020

    I painted several doors for the Umbrella's public art initiative, "Go OutDOORS". The doors were placed along the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in the spring of 2020. 

  • October 2018

    I am the Co-Secretary of the Medford Arts Council. 

  • July 2018

    I painted several electrical boxes and municipal structures of the Arlington Cultural Council in Magnolia Park. 

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Sophy
Job Title/Position: 
Visual Artist
Physical Address: 
26 Gorham Road 2
Medford, MA 02155
Last Name: 
Tuttle
Phone: 
9783941954

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Additional Disciplines: 
Design - Graphic
Multi-Disciplinary
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Printmaking
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Design Services
Exhibitions
Portfolio Review
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Medford Arts Council
Creature Conserve
Education: 
Rhode Island School of Design - BFA Illustration
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Certificate in Graphic Design
Hartford Art School - MFA Interdisciplinary Art
Awards: 
American Illustration "Chosen Artist" Award
Boston Redevelopment Association Working Artist Certification
Key to the City of Worcester
Juror's Prize from Arts Worcester