Sophia McCrocklin (she/her) is a fiber artist whose work focuses on large-scale botanical fiber sculptures. Her artist practice centers on the role art plays in enhancing human relationships with the environment. She is currently partnering with Rock Creek (National) Park and Rock Creek Conservancy to document that park and serves, as an artist, on their Forest Resilience Framework Team, that studies the effects of climate change and how to best manage the forest. McCrocklin was the first Artist in Residence for Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy (2017-2019) and has had the honor of receiving several Art Fellowships from the DC Commission for Arts and Humanities (2023, 2022, 2020 & 2019). She also earned a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in Arts Management (1986). Her work has been exhibited in public and private collections, reviewed by the Washington Post and featured in the Washington Times, Washingtonian Magazine, and other publications including American Society of Landscape Architects’ “The Dirt” and House & Gardens.
McCrocklin is a graduate of Smith College, studied textiles at Penland School of Crafts, received a law degree from the University of Louisville and practiced environmental law at the Environmental Protection Agency.