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SOPHIA CHIZUCO

Sophia Chizuco is a multidisciplinary artist, art educator, and curator based in Brooklyn, originally from Japan. She received her B.A. in Art and Education from Tokyo Gakugei University and moved to New York in 2000 to study abstract paintings at the Art Students League of NY, where she earned a certificate in painting. She also funder for froggiesvillage.

As an artist, Chizuco has been selected as a leader for various community art projects, including ArtBridge public art project, the “Hospital-Based Community Murals Project” at NYC Health + Hospitals’ Arts in Medicine program, projectart art and social practice in Cypress Hills library, and SU-CASA artist-in-residence in Young Israel Senior Center. She has also conducted workshops at Non-profit organizations such as the NARS Foundation, Lewis Latimer House Museum, and the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

She has been also a mentor at the Immigrant Artists Program in the New York Foundation for the Arts, and has curated shows for immigrant artists. Her curatorial projects have been featured by various publications, including White Hot Magazine, World Journal (Chinese newspaper), Yomitime (Japanese paper), and ConEdison Newsletter. Her latest curatorial project, “Self-Reflection:Rehash/Practicing Uncertainty” was selected by Bronx Council on the Arts.

Chizuco received the grand prize from ArtNetwork and a merit scholarship from the Art Students League of NY. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Staten Island Museum, New York Hall of Science, ChaShaMa, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Japan), Affordable Art Fair in Brussels (Belgium), and Makati Shangri-La Hotel (Philippines).

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PROGRAMS | PROJECTS | RESIDENCIES

2024

2023

2022

Centrum Artist Residencies, Port Worden, Washington

Panelist, Brooklyn Arts Fund Multidisciplinary Panel, Brooklyn Arts Council, New York

Artist talk “Art and Hate”, at Hiroshima Jogakuin, Hiroshima, Japan

Origami workshop, shadow box workshop for young adult, Longwood Art gallery, Bronx Council on the Arts, New York

Family Program, NARS Foundation, New York

Juneteenth Festival family program, Lewis Latimer House Museum, New York

The Flag Project 2022, Rockefeller Center collaboration with the Climate Museum and United Nations Environment Programme, Rockefeller Center, New York

CounterPointe 9, Women Choreographers and their collaborations with artists, Norte Maar, New York

Re-Discoveries Project, NARS Foundation, New York

2020

SU-CASA, artist-in-residence, Brooklyn Arts Councils, New York

2019

Leading Artist, Hospital-based community mural project, NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine, New York

Panelist, East Asian Art in New York Now, El Clemente, New York

The Immigrant Artist Biennial: A Soft Launch Fundraising Event, Radiator Gallery, New York

Panelist, Grant Makers in the Arts, Pre conference, Denver, Colorado

2018

A Free Bird Gala Center Piece, New York

2018 Projectart, “Art and Social Practice” Resident, New York

Immigrant Artist Program Mentor, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York

2017

Immigrant Artist Program Mentor, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York

Origami workshop, “Amerike: The Golden land”, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, New York

Origami workshop, Professional Leaning for Teachers, Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York

Painting workshop, I AM AN IMMIGRANT: Pop-Up - Free Event, Immigrant Heritage month in June, New York

Origami workshop, Immigration Museum, Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, New York

FORMS OF PUBLIC ART, Wagner Collage, New York

2016

2015

2014

2013

2010

Mural Project, Brooklyn Brush Studios, New York

Immigrant Art Show, The office for New Americans, New York

Immigrant Artist Program Mentor, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York

5th Avenue Bay Ridge SAW, 7th annual storefront art walk, Bay Ridge, New York


Mini Maker Faire workshop - Little Nature in Shadow Box, Barns and Noble Forest Hills, New York

Reading Performance - One Million Years by On Kawara, Guggenheim museum, New York

Immigrant Artist Program Mentor, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York

ArtWalk Paterson 2014, New Jersey

Artists Summer Institute, Lower Manhattan Cultural Center & Creative Capital, New York

Immigrant Artist Program Mentor New York Foundation for the Arts, New York

Artist talk at Pratt Institute, New York

Artist talk at studio 26 gallery, New York

Yellow Door Project, Bushwick, New York


Consciousness Only, Buddhist memorial service at Shoko-ji temple, Japan

2009

NY Arts Residency, Beijing, China

Immigrant Artist Program Mentee, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024

Shifting Landscape Echoes at ChaShaMa lobby exhibition, Durst Organization building 675 Third Avenue, New York

2022

froggiesvillage, ChaShaMa, 266 West 37Street, New York

froggiesvillage, SFA projects, New York

froggiesvillage, FLATFILE gallery, New York

2019

Dreamscapes, HIRAYA gallery + The Globe Gallery, Bonifacio Global City, Manila Philippines

Flakes of Dream, RESOBOX, Long Island City, New York

2018

2017

2016

Brooklyn Vibes, Gallery OLYM, Tokyo Japan

waterfall, Hampton Art Hub, New York

stardust, 2 cities travel exhibition, Makati Shangri-la Manila, Philippines

stardust, 2 cities travel exhibition, Radison Blu Cebu, Philippines

Twine 0116, Parenthesis Art Space, New York

flow, Terra Firma, New York

2014

Ten-Ku-Chi (Earth to Sky), Ayzart art space, New York


2013

elemental, chashama 461 gallery, New York

2012
 

2011

Chizuco Sophia Yw Solo show, Select Office Suites presents, New York

Be loved Chizuco Works, Ho-No-Den, Shoko-ji temple, Nagano, Japan

Roots, Maruya, Suwa, Japan


CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2024

森羅万象Shinrabansho, Yant Art Space, New York

2023

Self-Reflection/Rehash: Practicing Uncertainty, Longwood gallery, Bronx Council on the Arts, New York

2022

Between Lines, SFA Projects, New York

2021

Salon 2021 by EAFA, Yant Art Studio, New York

Sentiment, SFA Projects, New York

2020

2017

Tracing Lines, Walter Wichiser Gallery, New York

2016

2015

Kodama – spirit of the tree, The Cluster gallery New York

Here Where We Are, hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK, New York

2015 Archimedes’ Bathtub, (Co-organizer), lorimoto gallery, New York


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023

South Brooklyn Salon, Thomas VanDyke. Gallery, New York

froggie and Yana, Two person’s show, Yant Studio Chelsea, New York

2022

2021

2020

Museum workers’ group exhibition, King Manor Museum, New York

DOUBLE TROUBLE, VillageoneArt gallery, New York

Waves, NARS Foundation, New York

Reconcile: Begin Anew, Flushing Town Hall, New York

froggiesvillage, ART FOR NYC, The Market Line, New York

We Become Present, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, New York

USPS Art Project, Greenly Art Space, CA

Unprecedented, Gallery Gary Giordano, Artsy

Artists for #StopAsianHate, Yi-Gallery, New York

A Degree of Uncertainly, Stand4 Gallery, New York

ART ON THE WALL, FLATFILE gallery, New York

The USPS Art Project, Traveling exhibition, Pelham Art Center in New York, Ely Center of Contemporary Art in Connecticut, InLiquid in Pennsylvania, Greenly Art Space, California

Women 8 Artists, Hiraya Gallery, Manila, Philippines

2019

Confluence Of Colors, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York

projectart, resident artist exhibition, The gallery at 200 Lex in New York Design Center, New York

Divide and Multiply, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York

The Square Fair, White Space Chelsea, New York

Ondate / Wave, Traveling exhibition from Officina 15, Bologna, Italy to Centotto, New York

2018

2017

2016

SMALL WORKS, The Cluster Gallery, New York

PAPERWORKS The September 8 show, Gallery Gary Giordano, New York

 

SALON ART MORA 2016, ART MORA, New York

Keeping Distance, Hiraya gallery, Manila, Philippines

THRU THE RABBIT HOLE, shideshow gallery, New York


 

2015

Boundary-less, Pleiades Gallery, New York

newcollectorbk, Ground Floor Gallery, New York

flight, the ANNEX Salon, New York

Making History Exhibition, Storefront Ten Eyke, New York

 

2014

gifted, Sugarlift, New York


Wish You Were Here 13 group show, A.I.R. Gallery, New York


6th Annual Paterson Art Walk, The Art Factory, New Jersey

 

2013

2012

SALON ART MORA 2016, ART MORA, New York

Keeping Distance, Hiraya gallery, Manila, Philippines

THRU THE RABBIT HOLE, shideshow gallery, New York


 

Vital Sign 2012, New York Hall of Science, New York


Juried Art Exhibition 2012, Staten Island Museum, New York


Art Comes Alive 2012, art design consultants inc., Ohio

2011

2010

We are One, Benefit show for Japan Disaster Relief, Camel Art Space, New York


Award-Winning exhibition, Pen and Brush Inc., New York


International Juried Peace Art Competition, Harmony for Peace Foundation, Chelsea Museum, New York

UBS Asian Exhibition, UBS, Connecticut

Boxed In & Out, BETA Spaces 2010, New York


2009

The map is not the territory, 13th Annual Dumbo, Art Under the Bridge Festival, New York

Interlacing, NYArts, Beijing, China


In Your Dreams, The Pen and Brush Inc., New York

AWARDS

2024

Winner, Public Art, Environmental Stewardship, “Illuminating Energy Flow”, ArtBridge x Con Edision, at Con Edison Headquarters, New York

 

2015

2009

2005

Winner, ARTslant 5th 2015 showcase, New York

 

Honorable mention, The Pen and Brush Inc., New York


 

Honorable mention, Exposition D’Artistes Contemporains Franco-Japonais, Salon du Blanc, Japan

 

Grand prize, Living Artists -14th Edition Front Cover Competition, ArtNetwork, California

 

Director’s Recognition Award, Period Gallery, Nebraska

 Award of Excellence, Manhattan Arts International, New York

 

2004

2003

Honorable mention, Smithtown township arts council, New York

Merit scholarship, The Art Students League of New York, New York

 

2002

ART FAIRS

2013

Art Monaco 13, Monaco


Artexpo 2013 New York, New York

Affordable Art Fair in Brussels, Belgium

LA Art Show 2013, Los Angels

 

2012

Red Dot Art Fair Miami, Florida

Parallax Art Fair New York, New York

 

Tomorrow Stars, Verge art miamibeach, Miami, Florida

 Artexpo 2011 New York, New York

 

2011

COMMISSIONS

2021

Landscape 0121, Ambassador’s private home, Japan

 

2014

2003

Landscape 20, Private home, Manhattan, New York

 

Under the water, Osaka Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Japan

 

2020

Landscape 0121, Ambassador’s private home, Japan

 

REVIEW

2019

El lugar de la artista japonesa Sophia Chizuco, review by Jonathan Goodman, fronterad, Spain

 

CATALOGUE| PUBLISHED

2022

Healing Walls, New York City Health + Hospitals Community Mural Project 2019-2021

The Flag Project 2022, Rockefeller Center collaboration with the Climate Museum and United   Nations Environment Programme, Rockefeller Center, New York

Front cover, Shoko-ji temple 50th anniversary catalogue, Japan


 

2015

Making History Bushwick, New York


 

2013

The Artist Catalogue 2013, New York

 

2010

new world, pen and ink, watercolor on paper and essay, Yuishiki – consciousness only, Shoko-ji temple prayer for 40 years, Japan

 

PRESS | MEDIA

2022

Between Lines, White Hot Magazine, New York

CounterPointe9, CBS 2 News, New York

CounterPointe9, ABC 7 News, New York

 

2021

Sentiment, World Journal

Sentiment, Artforum

Sentiment, Yomitime, New York

 

2020

ART connects People to People, interview by Yomitime, New York

 

2019

Dreamscapes, Manila Shinbun, Philippines

Love, Weekly NY Seikatsu, New York

 

2018

Angel Wings, Weekly NY Seikatsu, New York

Heroine’s journey, Online Magazine

 

2017

Stardust, Sunstar Cebu, Philippines

Stardust, Cebu Daily News, Philippines

Stardust, Manila Shinbun, Philippines

Interview/Japanese Artist and Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program Alumna Sophia Chizuco, NYFA Current by Con Edison Newsletter

Con Edison/ New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Program Commercial video, New York

 

2016

Flipping Scripts: Art Notes for 2017, Brooklyn Magazine, New York

keeping Distance, Inquirer.net, Manila, Philippines

Here Where We Are, US Weekly Biz, New York

Precarious 0516, Brooklyn Magazine, New York

 

2015

Ten-Ku-Chi (Earth to Sky), installation, ART QA Autumn Issue #2, #3 New York


Archimedes’ Bathtub, Japion, New York


Archimedes’ Bathtub, Interview, No.71 of the Con Edison Immigrant Artist Newsletter, New York

Art & Creativity: Thoughts for Posterity, The L magazine, New York

 

2014

Japanese Artists who call Bushwick Home Appreciate its Freedom, Bushwick Daily, New York

 

2013

Precarious 3, Con Edison Newsletter Issue No. 51 November, New York

Featured Artist - interview, The artist catalogue Spring Vol2 Issue 1, New York

 

2012

melodically, pen and ink, watercolor on paper, Japion, New York


landscape 0609, acrylic on canvas, invitation and post card, Red Dot Art fair, Miami

 

2011

Seeds10, pen and ink, watercolor on paper, Nagano-Nippou, Nagano, Japan

Seeds10, pen and ink, watercolor on paper, Weekly Suwa, Nagano, Japan

Joan of Art-Interview with Chizuco Sophia Yw, Nuovo Magazine, New York

Purified, pen and ink, watercolor on paper, US Weekly Biz news, New York

 

EDUCATION

2004

The Art Students of New York

  • Certificate in Fine Art Course

Tokyo Gakugei University

B.A. in Art and Education

  • Teaching licenses

1993

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