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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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