Sofia Minson: indigenous art on the world stage
Inspired by her Ngāti Porou Māori, Swedish, English and Irish heritage, Sofia paints striking and sacred art
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“Having spent much of my childhood and teenage years travelling overseas and living amongst diverse cultures, I felt separated from my own heritage and yearned for a sense of 'home' that I could connect with.
Exploring Māori myths and cosmology through my art has enabled me to find this connection within my own wairua, within my own sprit.”
- Sofia Minson
Started painting career in 2003
Having spent decades cultivating her artistic journey, Sofia’s work has been celebrated through various awards and recognitions.
Winner of Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award
People’s Choice Winner, Adam Portraiture Awards
First prize winner at ART Auckland Awards
Her powerful compositions feature in public art galleries and destinations:
New Zealand Portrait Gallery
International collections in Italy, New York and Turkey
She features in the documentaries:
Canvassing the Treaty
We Are Kiwi Like Our Art
Sofia's artwork is available in a number of different mediums. From originals, to large canvas, to limited edition prints, discover the pieces that speak to you.