Bio

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After receiving her BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she majored in Illustration and Metalsmithing, Sophia participated in a variety of Arts Councils, Workshop Associations and Leagues, and exhibited at local galleries and Museums. Her large scale canvases were well received and described as “imposing” and “moody” at the first Trenton Avant Garde Festival. She moved to San Francisco and spent six years painting, exploring techniques, and showing work before returning to the East Coast, settling in the Northern Dutchess County area of New York for ten years. While participating and helping develop local Artist Associations, and showing and selling work, her painting “Egg” was featured on the cover of The Chronogram, a Hudson Valley regional arts publication. The write up included an article about her upcoming dual show “Oil + Steel” at the Stems Gallery. Her chosen subject matter often connects to familiar symbols and simple pleasures. In her more recent work, there is more freedom, texture, and playfulness with the palette. During an artist residency in Romania, a spark was reignited, and now back in Northern California she continues to create a body of work that embraces ideas of comfort and contemplation. Her work has been shown and sold in Sibiu, Romania, PA, NY, NJ, CT, RI and CA.