Sommre Phillips is a senior studying Graphic Design and Printmaking. She spent most of her time at her arts high school painting. The interdisciplinary nature of the Cooper Union made her realize that her passions are elsewhere. Graphic design became important to her because of the accessibility of the medium. It is her intention that her work be understood and digested by all viewers. This principle applies as well to her printmaking practice, which relies heavily on form and written language, as a way to narrate her family history and her relationship to trauma.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in Kingsport TN but spent most of my childhood between Las Vegas NV, and Northern California.
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
I’m more of an afternoon person
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Twitter, one hundred percent, informative and hilarious
FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?
Jane the Virgin or Breaking Bad
The only podcast I really listen to is the Daily, which I don’t even listen too often…
I recently restarted, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk
Breakfast at Tiffany’s FAVORITE ARTIST? This year, it’s been Jenny Holtzer.
FAVORITE CHARITY OR CAUSE?
The Bail Project
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?
Reorganizing my spaces, baking, looking at very cheap furniture on Facebook Marketplace
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