SOFA – Sculptural Objects, Functional Art and design

 

 

Chicago art fair SOFA

 

Founded in 1994, SOFA CHICAGO (Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design) is Chicago’s longest continuously running art fair and the world’s foremost fair displaying masterworks of contemporary art and design in all media. It is dedicated to bringing together the spheres of design, decorative arts, and fine arts. Artists, collectors and designer workshops, demonstrations and lectures are also featured.

The SOFA Chicago art fair attracts collectors, art patrons, curatorial staff and art historians who attend to admire the unique works of art and mingle with galleries and artists. In all, around 37,000 people attended the Fair in 2016, presented by more than 70 established and emerging galleries from across the globe. On display were the very best in ceramics, wood, glass, fiber, studio jewelry, metal, painting, sculpture, photography and works on paper.

The premier showcase event has its 23rd exhibition of decorative and functional artistic pieces coming up on NOV 2-5, 2017 at Navy Pier.

 

SOFAEXPO WEBLINK

 

Seaforms-2013-83---Michael-Behrens---Habatat-Galleries-Sofa-2013

‘Seaforms’ – 2013 – Michael Behrens

Habatat Galleries

 

 

Pasha-Jan-Huling---2013---Duane-Reed-Gallery---Sofa2013

‘Pasha’ – Jan Huling  —  Duane Reed Gallery

SOFA 2013

 

 

Wexler-Gallery---Vivian-Beer-Bridge-Bench-steel,-patina-and-ferrocement-(concrete)

Vivian Beer – Bridge Bench steel, patina and ferrocement (concrete)

Wexler Gallery

 

Peaceful-Morning-stoneware Miyashita-Zenji,-2009

‘Peaceful Morning’ by Miyashita Zenji

Stoneware and applied layers of colored clay..

Joan B Mirviss

2009

 

 

Erskine Hall Coe-Shozo_Michikawa-Natural-Ash-twisted-vase

Shozo Michikawa – Natural ash twisted vase

Erskine Hall Coe, London

 

 

Sally-Rogers-Cradle---Represented-by-Thomas-R-Riley Galleries

Sally Rogers – ‘Cradle’

Thomas R Riley Galleries

 

 

 

Daedalus----steel and marble - Sally-Rogers---Riley-Galleries

‘Daedalus’—-steel and marble – Sally Rogers

Riley Galleries

 

 

 

SOFA-Chicago--Jan-Huling beaded head sculpture

Jan Huling beaded head

SOFA Chicago

 

 

Ceramic 'Architectural Volume (Blue) 1', 2011 -Bodil Manz

‘Architectural Volume (Blue) 1’, 2011 -Bodil Manz

Clark+Delvecchio

 

 

wall-figure-sculpture-SOFA

SOFA Chicago, 2010

 

 

sofa-Chicago-sculptural-objects-functional-art

SOFA Chicago glass vessels

 

 

Allison Mercer--sculpture-Maria Elena Kravetz Galeria

Allison Mercer sculpture

SOFA – Maria Elena Kravetz Galeria

 

 

Katherine Glenday_Vessel-243

Katherine Glenday – Vessel 243

SOFA – Amaridian Gallery, NY

 

Andy-Nasisse-TeaBowl koala bear inspired

Andy Nasisse ceramic ‘Tea Bowl’ ( koala bear inspired?)

Sherrie Gallerie

 

 

Ani-Kasten ceramic vessel with horizontal ribbing

Ani Kasten

 

 

Bart-Johnson-ceramic-vessel--Eight-Modern Hand drawn face motifs

Bart Johnson ceramic vessel

Eight Modern

 

 

Benjamin-Sewell,-black and white striped vessel-David-Richard-Contemporary

Benjamin Sewell – ovoid striped glass vessel

David Richard Contemporary

 

 

 

black-and-red-urn-pair_-Pincus-

Black and red urn pair – Peter Pincus

Wexler Gallery, SOFA 2016

 

 

Les-Namingha ceramic pots

Les Namingha – SOFA, Chicago

  Blue Rain Gallery / Santa Fe New Mexico

 

 

 

Bruce-R.-Macdonald wall art panel

Bruce R. Macdonald wall art panel

 

 

Calvin Ma - 'Let It Go' sculpture

 

Calvin Ma – ‘Let It Go’

“I utilize the action figure form in my sculptural work to explore personal issues and struggles with social anxiety.”

Abmeyer-+-Wood Fine Art—2014

 

 

Chris-Antemann-porcelain-sculpture naked couple having tea

Chris Antemann porcelain sculpture

 

 

Chris-Gustin ceramic-vase - wavy form

Chris Gustin ceramic vase, SOFA Chicago

 

 

Clare-Beck-ceramic vessels at-Adrian-Sassoon

Clare Beck curation for Adrian Sassoon

SOFA, NY

 

Lino-Tagliapietra---Strombol--sofaexpo2009

Lino Tagliapietr — ‘Strombol’

sofaexpo 2009

 

 

Colin Schleeh wood sculpture vessel_WilliamZimmerGallery

Colin Schleeh wood sculpture vessel

William Zimmer Gallery

 

 

 

Mikyoung-Jung-blue sculpture-vessel

Mikyoung Jung sculpture vessel

 

 

Cristina-Cordova-La-Conquista'-wall sculpture Ann-Nathan-Gallery

Cristina Cordova – ‘La Conquista’ wall sculpture

Ann Nathan Gallery

 

 

David-Regan-ceramic-sculpture 3 bicycle riders

David Regan

SOFA Chicago 2010, Barry Friedman

 

 

Devyn-Baron-ceramic-sculpture heads

Devyn Baron-Griley

Morgan Glass Gallery

 

 

Diego-Romero-ceramic-head sculpture in black-white and gold

Diego Romero ceramic sculpture, SOFA

 

 

Donna-Schneier-Fine-Art---Lino-Tagliapietra galss sculpture

Lino Tagliapietra

SOFA Chicago – Donna Schneier Fine Art

 

 

Don-Reitz-ceramic-sculpture-bowl

Don Reitz ceramic sculpture bowl

SOFA NY 2009, Lacoste Gallery

 

 

SOFA Chicago figure-sculpture

SOFA

 

 

Sofa-Chicago-red glass-vessel

SOFA Chicago

 

 

Emil-Kazaz-sculpture female warrior

‘Judith’ – Emil Kazaz female warrior sculpture

 

 

 

George Rodriguez_Red Lion sculpture

George Rodriguez – ‘Lion’

Foster White Gallery – SOFA-Chicago 2015

 

 

Frank-Boyden-and-Tom-Coleman, ceramic jar

Frank Boyden and Tom Coleman vessel

Sherrie Gallery

 

 

Gareth-Mason-ceramic pot-Mindy-Solomon-gallery

Gareth Mason ceramic vase

SOFA – Mindy Solomon gallery

 

 

Henk Wolvers ceramic bowl -- Flow Gallery

Henk Wolvers ceramic bowl

SOFA Flow Gallery

 

 

Irina-Zaytceva--porcelain-vessel

Irina Zaytceva porcelain

 

 

Jason-Walker-'-Expecting'-ceramic penguin sculpture--Ferrin-Gallery

Jason Walker- ‘Expecting’ -ceramic penguin sculpture

Ferrin Gallery

Sofaexpo – Flickr

 

 

Maurine-Littleton-Gallery---Allegra-Marquart---Beaver-and-Turtle glass panel

 

Allegra Marquart — ‘Beaver and Turtle’ glass panel

Maurine Littleton Gallery

 

 

 

Jean-Nicolas-Gérard-ceramic-vase in mustard and brown

Jean Nicolas Gérard ceramic vase

 

 

 

Joey Watson zany ceramic sculpture

Joey Watson — 2016 SOFA Chicago

 

 

Kang Hyo Lee-ceramic vase Mindy Solomon Gallery

Kang Hyo Lee, South Korea

SOFA, Mindy Solomon Gallery

 

 

Keith-Schneider-ceramic-scullpture

Keith Schneider, SOFA Chicago

 

 

Kirra-Galleries---Crystal-Stubbs-glass sculpture

Crystal Stubbs glass sculpture

SOFA, Kirra Galleries

Sofaexpo – Flickr

 

 

Kurt-Weiser---Princess-ceramic-bottle---Ferrin-Gallery

Kurt Weiser— ‘Princess’ ceramic bottle

SOFA, Ferrin Gallery

 

 

Kyohei-Fujita-glass-box

Kyohei Fujita Kazaribako Hand Blown Glass Box Casket

 

 

 

Lacoste-Gallery---Don-Reitz-wall panels

Ceramic wall panels – Don Reitz – 2011

Lacoste Gallery

Sofaexpo – Flickr

 

 

Lacoste-Gallery---Ronnie-Gould-ceramic-dog

Lacoste Gallery—Ronnie Gould

 

 

Lindsay-Pichasek long horned animal sculpture

Lindsay Pichasek

 

 

Maria-Elena-Kravetz---Bob-Clyatt-three male sculpture figures

Bob Clyatt — “Three Standing Men”, 2012

Noborimia-fired porcelain on ceramic

Maria Elena Kravetz Gallerie

 

 

 

Michael-Eden contemporary ceramics

Michael Eden’s “Grey Bloom” recalls the forms of antique ceramics, but is made with 21st-century materials and processes.

SOFA – Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon Gallery

 

Michael-Lucero-octo teapot

Michael Lucero

Donna Schneier Fin Art

 

 

Mindy Solomon Gallery-Ree_Soo_Jong ceramic vase

Ree Soo Jong ceramic calligraphy vase

Mindy Solomon Gallery -SOFA

 

 

 Jin_Morigami sculpture

 Jin Morigami –

TAI Gallery, SOFA Chicago 2012

 

 

Myungjin-Kim-bird-notif-jar

Kim Myungjin

 

Jenny-Pohlman-&-Sabrina-Knowles---The-Linguist-(Man-as-a-Series),-2009-Duane-Reed-Gallery

Jenny Pohlman & Sabrina Knowles — ‘The Linguist’ (Man as a Series), 2009

Duane Reed Gallery

 

 

 

Onishi Gallery_Tamagawa_Norio Flower Vase_No-425-2015-SOFA-Chicago

Norio Tamagawa Flower Vase No 425

2015 Onishi Gallery_SOFA Chicago

 

 

 

Donna Schneier Fine Arts---Viola Frey

Female figure sculpture — Viola Frey

Donna Schneier Fine Arts

 

 

Les-Namingha-ceramic pot--Blue-Rain-Gallery

Les Namingha ceramic seed pot

Blue Rain Gallery

 

 

 

Philip Moulthrop ceramic vessel - _Sarah Myerscough Fine Art-sofa-2012

Philip Moulthrop ceramic vessel

Sarah Myerscough Fine Art – SOFA 2012

 

 

Hand carved Queen Mothers Pipe,Bamun-Cameroon Douglas Dawso -Gallery,-Chicago-IL

Hand carved Queen Mothers Pipe, Bamun Cameroon

Douglas Dawson Gallery, SOFA Chicago

 

 

Irina-Zaytceva Red Admiral Butterfly Cup Jane Sauer Gallery

Irina Zaytceva ‘Red Admiral Butterfly Cup’

Jane Sauer Gallery, SOFA

 

 

Robert-Lugo-lidded ceramic jar-Wexler-Gallery

Robert Lugo lidded ceramic jar

Wexler Gallery

 

 

Sergei-Isupov-ceramic-head-sculpture

Sergei Isupov

 

 

 

Seth-Rainville-ceramic-chair

Seth Rainville ceramic chair

Ferrin Gallery, SOFA

 

Intuit Show Opening Night---Tiffany Massey

SOFA Chicago Intuit Show Opening Night—Tiffany Massey

 

 

Seth Rainville ceramic teapot with face motifs

Seth Rainville ceramic teapot

Ferrin Gallery

 

KéKé-Cribbs---Scott-Jacobson-Gallery---Catalina -- glass sculpture boat

KéKé Cribbs — ‘Catalina’ glass sculpture -Scott Jacobson Gallery

 

 

Kirra-Galleries---Crystal-Stubbs turqupise and blue glas sculpture

Kirra Galleries — Crystal Stubbs

 

 

 

 

Sheryl Zacharia-abstract ceramic vessel

‘Rapture’—Sheryl Zacharia—Jane Sauer Gallery

Sofa-2013

 

 

 

Sheryl-Zacharia-Pinstriped ceramic sculpture vessel

Sheryl Zacharia ‘Pinstriped’

 

 

Shozo Michikawa---Koniki-Pot-2009---Gallerie Besson

Shozo Michikawa — Koniki Pot 2009

Gallerie Besson, SOFA

 

 

SOFA-Chicago ceramic-vessels

SOFA Chicago

 

 

 

SOFA-CHICAGO---glass-sculpture-vessels

SOFA Chicago

 

 

Ypichi Ohira---Notturno con due Montagne Vase,

Ypichi Ohira—Notturno con due Montagne Vase

SOFA, Barry Friedman

 

 

SOFA Chicago ceramic sculpture

SOFA Chicago

 

 

SOFA-Chicago Sculptural objects, functional art and design

SOFA Chicago

 

Dorte-Visby ceramic raku vase

Dorte Visby raku vase

SOFA Chicago

 

 

 

Sculptural objects, functional art and design SOFA NY

SOFA, New York

 

 

Sue-Averell-and-Joseph-Woodford lidded ceramic vessel with blue face motif

Sue Averell and Joseph Woodford

 

 

Sunkoo-Yuh-ceramic-artist SOFA

Sunkoo Yuh ceramic sculpture

 

 

TammyGarcia-BlueRainGallery-salmon ceramic tile

Terry Garcia Wall panel

Blue Rain Gallery

 

 

Wayne-Higby-Stone-Gate-2007-SOFA-ChicagoPhoto-credit-Brian-Oglesbee

Wayne Higby ‘Stone Gate’ 2007

SOFA Chicago  Photo Brian Oglesbee

 

 

 

Yamamura-Shinya-box Ippodo-Gallery

Yamamura Shinya

Ippodo Gallery, SOFA

 

 

Koji-Hatakeyama---Ippodo-Gallery-Eight-Faces - hexagonal vessel

Koji Hatakeyama  — ‘ Eight Faces’

Ippodo Gallery

 

 

Blue-Rain-Gallery---Tammy-Garcia-bronze-panel of a bear

Tammy Garcia  — bronze bear panel

Blue Rain Galler

 

 

 

Jan Hopkins -- Forbidden---Jane-Sauer-Gallery

Jan Hopkins — ‘Forbidden’

Jane Sauer Gallery

 

 

 

See more SOFA photos on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 

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