Born in Austria in 1982, Sophie Aschauer started making mats out of recycled marine rope after a sailing trip to Nantucket and founded her line, SerpentSea in 2011. She studied Fine Art at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London, and moved to New York in 2006 where she took residency at the Chelsea Hotel. After working for Luhring Augustine and Rirkrit Tiravanija she launched SerpentSea in the Fall of 2011. Sophie also works on imaginary portraits that were included in group shows at Greene Naftali and Luhring Augustine.