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Sofie Hodara

Sofie Hodara
Visiting Lecturer
Tower 625

Hodara is a multimedia artist, designer, and educator. Her work explores the intersection between traditional and cutting-edge media in order to create beautiful, non-utilitarian experiences with technology. She teaches design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, SMFA at Tufts University, and Emmanuel College. 

2014 MFA, Visual Communication, Dynamic Media Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA; 2008 BA, Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Industry Experience: 
  • Consultant and facilitator, “{VR} for Reentry,” Graduate thesis project by Melissa Teng, The Engagement Lab at Emerson College, Boston, MA
  • Co-founder with Ingrid Pimsner, International Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory, Mangalia, Romania
  • Production Designer, NEXT Model Management, New York, NY
  • Assistant to director Janos Marton Ph.D., The Living Museum, Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, Queens, NY
  • Apprentice to Master Screen Printer Gary Lichtenstein, Gary Lichtenstein Editions, Ridgefield, CT
  • Studio Technician, The Common Press, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA



  • “Chicken Soup for the Pissed-Off Designer: Using Design to Cope with American Politics,” co-presenter with Martha Rettig, Scout: Interventions, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (2019)
  • Workshop, “Augmented Reality Workshop: Visualizing Ocean Pollution,” Climate Resilience Forum, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA (2019)
  • Is the Art World Ready: Best Practices for Augmented Reality in the Art Gallery?” co-presenter with Martha Rettig, AR in Action 2019, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (2019)
  • Panelist, Fine Arts Alumni Panel, University of Pennsylvania, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (2016)


  • Penn Treaty Special Services District, Co-recipient with IceBox Project Space (2017)
  • Humanities Arts and Research Program at Michigan State University, Co-recipient with Zach Kaiser and Gabi Schaffzin (2017)
  • Residency, BoxoProjects, Joshua Tree, CA (2017)
  • Massachusetts Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Judge, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (2017)
  • Residency, The Common Press, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • Residency, Groundwork, Falls Village, CT (2014)
  • Fine Arts Chair’s Award, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Awarded to two seniors for outstanding work in the Senior Thesis Exhibition (2008)
  • Kelly Senior Research Grant, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Awarded based on merit of senior thesis research proposal (2008)
  • Kelly Family Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA; Awarded for study overseas (2006 - 2007)


  • Tutt Library’s Special Collections, Colorado College, Colorado Spring, CO
  • Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrech Library, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Affiliations

  • Bromfield Gallery (2015 – 2019)


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