Sophia Krupsha was born in Kingston, Pennsylvania in 1998. Her work explores local history, cultural identity and the industrial landscape. Sophia is studying for her BFA in Drawing and Painting from The Pennsylvania State University. She recently curated a show titled Timely Warning, which included work by female artists dealing with the issue of sexual assault on campus. She currently lives and works in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Having been born in a historical area mined hollow by coal companies, I was raised to appreciate and develop an understanding of local history as it pertains to my family’s traditions and values. Because of this, my curiosities lie in the artificiality of the industrial landscape left behind by coal manufacturing, the loss of the cultural identity of a once proud people, and the disconnect between the older generation and the ever-growing younger population destined to replace them.
All images courtesy of the artist
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