Biography

Anna Soper has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from OCAD University, where she won the OCAD University Medal in 2011. She has studied abroad at the Glasgow School of Art, and has a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Western University.

Soper has exhibited her work in Toronto, New York, and London, UK. She lives and works in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where she has created two public art works for the City of Kingston.

Group Exhibitions

Public Art at the INVISTA Centre, City of Kingston, Kingston, ON, 2019-2020

Paved Paradise, City of Kingston, Kingston, ON, 2018

19/9/60, Modern Fuel Artist-run Centre, Kingston, ON, 2018

We Don’t Have One/I Will Be Very Soon, Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning, Kingston, ON, 2017

Krappy Kamera, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY, 2017

Intersections/Cross-sections, Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, 2016

Constructed Truth, Modern Fuel Artist-run Centre, Kingston, ON, 2013

No Two Alike, Modern Fuel Artist-run Centre, Kingston, ON, 2012

Through Thick and Thistle, Modern Fuel Artist-run Centre, Kingston, ON, 2012

Photo-Op, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON, 2011

Cynosure, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, ON, 2011

The Show Off: 96th Annual Graduate Exhibition, OCAD University, Toronto, ON, 2011

Solo Exhibitions

Stardust, Unit115, Kingston, ON, 2019

Imperfect Visions, Of Cabbages and Kings, London, UK, 2009

Publicity

Alumna searches for botanist’s trailblazing work. Western News, August 23, 2019.

Where is Kate Crooks' 19th century botany collection from Southwestern Ontario?. CBC News, Aug 18, 2019.

Librarian seeks to unravel the mystery of local botanist. CBC Radio, August 16, 2019.

Ontario Morning - Thursday August 15, 2019 - Part 1. CBC Radio, August 15, 2019.

Finding Flora. Kingston Life, September, 2018.

Our new visual identity. Sketch, Fall, 2011.

OCAD University announces its 2011 medal winning students. OCAD University, May 4, 2011.

Publications

Soper, Anna. "Curation and Coursework: Exploring Special Collections Librarianship at Western University." Public Services Quarterly, vol. 12, no. 3, 2016. pp. 263-270. doi:10.1080/15228959.2016.1194244.

Soper, Anna. “Terra Nova.” Shift: Conventions. Ed. Gordon Grice. Toronto: OCAD University Student Press, 2011. 26-31.

Awards

OCAD University Medal, Canon Canada Prize, Nora E. Vaughan Award, 2011

OCAD Photography Faculty and Friends Award, 2010, 2008

Canada Millennium Scholarship, Ontario Scholar, Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Tuition Scholarship, 2006

Detail from Stardust, 2019.

Still from Lumen, 2017.

Detail from A Flora of Kingston, 2018.

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