Artist CV

 

Awards

2012 - People's Choice Winner, Adam Portraiture Awards, Christchurch leg of the exhibition

2012 - Finalist, Adam Portraiture Awards, Wellington, NZ

2010 - 1st Prize, ART Auckland Awards, Auckland East Arts Council, NZ

2010 - Finalist, Adam Portraiture Awards, Wellington, NZ

2008 - Finalist, Adam Portraiture Awards, Wellington, NZ

2007 - Diploma of Excellence, Artoteque's online global art annual

2005 - 1st Prize, Auckland East Arts Council Art Competition, NZ

2005 - 1st Prize, Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Awards, Whakatane, NZ

2004 - Merit Award, Auckland East Arts Council Art Competition, NZ

 


 

Education

2005 - Bachelor of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology

 


 

Solo Exhibitions

2012 – Solo exhibition at Parnell Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2012 – Solo exhibition at the Gallery Helena Bay Hill, Northland, NZ

2011 – Solo exhibition at Red Spot Gallery, Rotorua, NZ

2010 – Solo exhibition at Toi o Tahuna Gallery, Queenstown, NZ

2009 – Solo exhibition at McCarthy Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2009 – Solo exhibition at the Gallery Helena Bay Hill, Northland, NZ

2008 – Solo exhibition “Beyond Wrongdoing and Rightdoing” at Toi o Tahuna Gallery, Queenstown, NZ

2008 – Solo exhibition at Erenus Art Gallery, Ankara, TURKEY

2008 – Solo exhibition at the Gallery Helena Bay Hill, Northland, NZ

2007 – Solo exhibition “The Rope of Mankind” at Aveia Gallery, Auckland, NZ

 


 

Key Projects and Events

Feb 2013 – Painting Live at Waikato Sculpture Park with "Inspiring Creative Spaces" Initiative

Nov 2012 – The BIG Urban Paste-Up commission of a 9 x 15 metre portrait by Sofia on a public wall in Newmarket

Jan 2012 – Guest artist at the Whakatane Arts Festival as a previous recipient of Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award

Nov 2011 – The New Zealand Portrait Gallery commissioned Sofia to paint Dame Joan Metge's portrait

Nov 2011 – Collaborative painting project with Orakei School children

Oct 2011 – Live painting demonstration at the New Zealand Fellowship of Artists' Gallery

Nov 2010 – Art Week Auckland 'Insiders Guide', Sofia gave a talk at Parnell Gallery introducing her artwork to an exclusive tour group

Oct 2010 – Guest artist and live painting demonstration at ARTauckland 2010

Sep 2010 – Judge of North Shore City Art Awards.  Fellow judges Liz Caughey and Jeff Thompson

Jun 2010 – Guest Speaker at the Emerging Artist Forum at Satellite Gallery in Newton

Jun 2010 – “Without Boundaries – Art for Autism” collaborative painting project between Sofia and autistic children

Feb 2010 – "Canvassing The Treaty" collaborative arts project and documentary

Feb 2009 – "Shave an Artist" art auction & artist head shaving fundraiser initiated by Sofia for The Leukaemia & Blood Foundation

 


 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 – "Aho Whenua - Threads sown from Earth" Exhibition at Pataka Art + Museum, Wellington, NZ

2011 – "The Makers of Modern NZ" Exhibition at NZ Portrait Gallery, Wellington, NZ

2011 – Joint Show with Aaron Kereopa at Toi o Tahuna Gallery, Queenstown, NZ

2011 – Joint Show "Connecting Threads" with Matt Gauldie at Parnell Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2010 – Adam Portraiture Awards national touring exhibition of finalists, NZ

2010 – "What it is to be Kiwi" group show at Harrisons Gallery, Tauranga, NZ

2010 – “Inner Strength” women’s charity exhibition, NZ Art Guild at Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland, NZ

2009 – “My Favourite Things” group show at Harrisons Gallery, Tauranga, NZ

2009 – Kings College Art Sale, Auckland, NZ

2009 – Atamira | Maori in the City, creative expo at Auckland Showgrounds, NZ

2009 – Winter group show at Toi o Tahuna Gallery, Queenstown, NZ

2009 – Baradene College Art Show, Auckland, NZ

2008 – Adam Portraiture Award Exhibition, NZ Portrait Gallery, Wellington, NZ

2008 – International group show, The Dolmabahce Palace Museum, Istanbul, TURKEY

2007 – Xmas group show at the Artist’s Room Gallery, Dunedin, NZ

2007 – “Whence We Came” charity show for Kidney Kids, Ashton Grove, Auckland, NZ

2007 – Aaron Kereopa & Sofia’s exhibition at Toi o Tahuna Gallery, Queenstown, NZ

2007 – Australian and New Zealand Art Exhibition at Agora Gallery, New York, USA

2007 – “Meridian Energy Plunket Art Show 2007″, Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru, NZ

2007 – “Mid Summer Night’s Dream” group exhb, Tara Poolman Gallery, Matakana, NZ

2007 – “Adore – Cherishing the Feminine”, group show, Haven Art, Waipu, NZ

2007 – “Northern Light”, group show, Haven Art, Waipu, NZ

2006 – “Magic” international group exhibition at Estense Castle in Ferrara, ITALY

2006 – Mazda Artworks, The Hilton Auckland, NZ

2006 – “Artshowcase” Sofia featured artist, Auckland East Arts Council, Grace Joel, NZ

2006 – True Colours Charitable Trust Art Auction, NZ

2005 – Auckland East Arts Council Art Exhibition, NZ

2005 – Saint Kentigern School Parents and Friends Fundraising Event, NZ

2005 – “Different Places Different Faces”, 3 artist show, Lake House Gallery, Akl, NZ

2005 – Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Awards, Whakatane, NZ

2004 – NZ Runway, Fashion Week, Auckland viaduct, NZ

2004 – Grace Joel Exhibition, Auckland, NZ

2004 – Ronald McDonald House Charity Silent Auction, NZ

 


 

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PRESS

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