Calgary based artist Sophia Dorozio makes abstract paintings by creating depth and motion through layering fluid, translucent colours . Her work explores the feeling of familiarity and connection to the natural world.
Sophia grew up in Spain near the ocean and her paintings often reference water and a nostalgia of childhood days spent in the sun by the Spanish sea. She spent a year immersed in art studies on the Big Island of Hawai’i which further deepened her connection to the ocean. Her paintings explore familiarity and connection to the natural world. Sophia currently works out of her home studio.
ABOUT THE PROCESS
My work emphasizes fluidity, depth and motion through the gradual buildup of layers. I create depth through textures and under-paintings until the first marks become faint as if submerged in water. My latest pieces are painted on wooden panels and sealed with resin. This process produces a glass finish which intensifies both the colours and dimension.
2019, Vintage Caffeine Co., Calgary
”Room To Breathe” Solo Show
2019, Ascent Integrative Health
”Room to Breathe” Solor Show
2019, Vendome, Calgary
”Back to the Sea” Solo Show
2018, Vintage Caffeine Co., Calgary AB "Of the Earth" Solo Show
2018, VINE STYLES, Calgary, AB
"No Mud, No Lotus" Solo Show
2017, VENDOME, Calgary, AB
"Cyclical Nature" Solo Show
2017, HIGHER GROUND, Calgary, AB
2016, THE BUTTERMILK GALLERY, Calgary, AB "Fluid Soul"
LIVE PAINTING “TOGETHER TO TOKYO” January 2019
Live painting and auction at Cold Garden in support of Haley Daniel’s Olympic dream for Tokyo 2020.
LIVE PAINTING “MEET THE MAKERS”
Painting demos and art chats during an all day event at the Calgary Farmers Market.
FEATURE ARTIST Calgary Farmers Market 2017/2018
Live painting and artist demos at the art booth during select dates throughout the year.
Outside the Shape
Ascent Integrative Health