Visual Artist and Novelist

About Sophie

photo by jessica sample 

photo by jessica sample 


Sophie Kipner is a visual artist and writer from Topanga, California. Her artwork has been shown in and around the Los Angeles area, including Venice, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, Laguna Beach and Fullerton, and has been featured in Flaunt Magazine, The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Magazine, Crave Online, The Examiner, and elsewhere.

Her writing has appeared in Grazia magazine (UK), Kugelmass: A Journal of Literary Humor, Metazen, Amy Ephron's One for the TableFORTH Magazine and The Big Jewel. Sophie is represented by literary agent Carrie Kania at Conville & Walsh in London. Her debut novel, The Optimist, was published 18 may 2017 by Unbound in the UK.

She graduated from Otis School of Art and Design's Figure Drawing summer course before attending The University of Southern California for undergrad, where she received The Student of the Year Award from The Annenberg School of Journalism for her work upon graduation.

Sophie illustrated a hand-drawn animation project, Hunnamum, which was selected by the Fest Anca International Animation Festival as one of the “FILMS THAT WE LOVE.”  She also hosted Channel 101’s long- running prime-time show, Everything, which was chosen as a Vimeo Staff Pick and featured on NPR’s All Things Considered




THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE, Larrabee Studios, North Hollywood, CA, July 24th, 2016

CURRENT/ELLIOT for the Venice Art Crawl, Venice, CA, July 21, 2016

DONTLIFTUPDONTLOOKDOWN, WNDO Space, Venice, CA, March 5th, 2016

DONTLIFTUPDONTLOOKDOWN (Two Person Exhibit), Ca’Dario Gallery, Santa Barbara Art Walk, Santa Barbara, 2015

The Sophie Show (Solo Show), PAS Gallery, Fullerton, The Downtown Fullerton Art Walk, 2012

Where The Sidewalk Ends (Group Show), AR4T Gallery, Laguna Beach, 2012

Muchos KStew (Group Show), Meltdown Comics, Hollywood, 2012

‘I’ve Got This Flame, And I’m Going To Burn Your Face’ (Two-Person Exhibit), Santa Monica, The Unurban, 2011



OTIS School of Art and Design, Figure Drawing, ‘01

University of Southern California, BA from the Annenberg School of Journalism, ‘05