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SOPHIA CHIZUCO

Sophia Chizuco is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Japan. She earned her B.A. in Art and Education from Tokyo Gakugei University. In 2000 she moved to New York to study abstract paintings at the Art Students League of New York and earned a certificate in painting for her studies.

Chizuco’s original discipline is abstract painting. She has been working to paint an abstract landscape series with multi media. She draws patterns of abstract forms, geometric shapes, and lines.

Since 2009, she has been developing her career into sculpture, mural, installation and performance artist.

In 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Chizuco was a part of the Immigrant Artists Program, acting as a mentor at the New York Foundation for the Arts.  In 2013, she was granted for Artists Summer Institute, Lower Manhattan Cultural Center & Creative Capital, New York.
She held origami workshop for Immigrants at Museum of Jewish Heritage, Ellis Island Immigration Museum and National Yiddish Theatre and painting workshop at I am an Immigrant event.

 

She is the recipient of both the grand prize from ArtNetwork and the Director’s Recognition Award from Period Gallery. Additionally, she won a merit scholarship from the Art Students League of New York.

The artist has exhibited nationally and internationally at the Chelsea Museum (New York), the Staten Island Museum (New York), New York Hall of Science (New York), Lincoln Center (New York), the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Japan), Makati Shangri-La Hotel, and Raddison Blu Cebu (Philippines).

Her works are in the permanent collection of the Shoko-ji temple, Osaka Medical Center and Yakult Honsha Co. LTD as well as in many private collections.