Sophie Crumb was born in 1981 to Robert Crumb and Aline Kominsky-Crumb in Winters, California. As a child, her father read classic comics to her such as Little Lulu and Popeye. When she was 8 years old, her family moved to France. While attending high school there, her sketchbook was chosen to represent Enid Coleslaw’s art in the popular film Ghost World. Post-graduation, she went to circus school in Paris. Crumb returned to the U. S., briefly residing in Berkeley, California, working at Comic Relief before moving to Brooklyn, New York to apprentice as a tattoo artist with Adam Suerte. Her series Belly Button Comix, a mix of autobiography and characters she created such as Eddy Bear, Zozo and Zaza, was published by Oog and Blik overseas and by Fantagraphics in the US. She’s also contributed to the Fantagraphics anthology of up-and-coming artists, MOME. In addition to her comics, Sophie has taught English to French students, gone to circus school and worked in a comic book store. She has also contributed to such magazines as ID, Vogue, Time Out New York, and Dazed and Confused. Her original artwork has appeared in group shows at Paul Morris Gallery, Matthew Marks Gallery and DCKT Contemporary. She is represented by DCKT Contemporary and had her first solo exhibition with the gallery in 2010. Sophie Crumb: Evolution of a Crazy Artist charts a young artist’s life through her own drawings – from toddlerhood to motherhood and is forthcoming this November by W.W. Norton & Co.
Solo Exhibitions: 2010, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY; Group Exhibitions: 2007, Paul Morris Gallery, New York, NY; 2005, Not Too Loose and Not Too Tight, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY; 2002, Something Anything, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York