Available Works

Biography

Alisha Sofia (b. 1987, USA) focuses on the female form as both creator and artifact of visual identity.Her subjects, partially or completely nude, are surrounded by a rich symbolic lexicon of food, plants, and animals. Refusing objectification, they are calmly defiant: their power, strength, and intimate detail command engagement. Sofia’s technical strength and command of her materials allows the subtleties of each personality to emerge from her paintings. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, completing her degree at Art Center College of Design in 2009. Sofia currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Education

BFA, Art Center College of Design, 2009-2013

BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2005-2009

Press

2020, Meet Alisha Sofia: Illustrator & Fine Artist, Shoutout LA

2019, Add Your Name To The List Of Local Artists Beautifying LA's Utility Boxes, Last

2019, Doodles, Cacti Magazine

2018, Check Out Alisha Sofia's Artwork, Voyage LA

2018, N.6 World Cup, Papier Magazine

2018, She Gazes, Second Issue

2017, Favorite Artist Feature: Talking Hyphenated Identities and Succulents with Alisha Sofia, Moonrise Magazine

2017, Enjoying Life/ Interview with Alisha Sofia, Horst und Edeltraut

2017, Meet The Artist: Alisha Sofia, Terra Femme

2017, On Coming to Terms With My Alcoholism, Lenny

2016, Utility Boxes Get Beautified, Venice Update

2016, A Long Night in a Small Cell: How One Cop Got Off the Hook for Raping an Inmate, Vice

2016, New York City, No Filter: On Voyeurism, Social Media, and Life in the City, Brooklyn Magazine

2016, Party City, Or: My New York Apartment is Bad For My Social Life, Brooklyn Magazine

Exhibitions

2020, Protect Artsakh Online Auction, Online (Group)
2020, Rest and Retreat, Compound Gallery, Yucca Valley, California, USA (Group)
2020, Queens of the Caucasus, Iris Project, Venice, California, USA (Solo)
2020, Don’t Tell Me To Smile, Donating to Mujeres Unidas y Activas, 223A Collective, San Francisco, California, USA (Group)
2019, Women Making Waves, Surfrider; One Ocean Event Fundraiser, Santa Monica, California / Montauk, New York, USA (Group)
2019, 100 Pieces, For Safe Place for Youth, Los Angeles, California, USA (Group)
2018, Plant Show, Giant Robot Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA (Group)
2017, Trust Fall, Gallery Also, Los Angeles, California, USA (Group)
2017, 100 Pieces, For Safe Place for Youth, Los Angeles, California, USA (Group)
2016, I’m Feeling Neutral, Co-Lab Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA (Group)
2010, Bee Here Now, Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA (Group)
2010, I’m an Animal, Black Maria Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA (Group)
2010, A Labor of Line, Gallery Nucleus, Los Angeles, California, USA (Group)