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© 2004 Sophie Kahn, Head of a Young Woman, bronze from 3-D scan and wax stereolithograph (life-size)
Sophie Kahn was born in London in 1980 and grew up in Melbourne, Australia. She earned a degree in fine art and art history at Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 2001, and went on to study spatial information architecture at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. There she expanded her practice to include animation, 3-D imaging, and digital sculpture. Kahn’s experiences with myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia have led to several bodies of work addressing medical imaging and the body. She currently lives and works in New York City, where she continues to explore these issues in her artistic practice.