Sophie Lucas is Fair Director at The Other Art Fair, an international fair for emerging artists presented by Saatchi Art. She leads the Brooklyn and Chicago editions.
Over the past seven years, Sophie has been instrumental in developing the international editions of The Other Art Fair in Australia and the US. In 2018, she successfully launched the Chicago edition at Mana Contemporary, Pilsen, and re-positioned the Brooklyn fair to present as a key satellite fair during Frieze NY week.
Sophie has curated a variety of artist-led projects, working with artists from across the globe, and coordinated cultural partnerships with organizations such as Soho House & Co, The Big Issue and the Inside Out project.
In addition to her work with contemporary artists, Sophie’s interests lie in history and classical music. She has worked in the Archives at the National Portrait Gallery, London, and presented academic talks at the Handel House Museum, London.
She received an M.St. in History of Art from the University of Oxford and a BA Hons (First Class) in Music from Durham University.
Sophie is a keen pianist and a seasonal organist (mainly Christmas ‘gigs’). She enjoys playing Bach, Handel and Debussy, and her favourite music shop is Performers Music in Chicago.
A keen reader of fiction, Sophie also volunteers at the bookstore of Housing Works in Manhattan.
She is currently based between London and New York with regular travel to Chicago and Los Angeles.