Sophia Chizuco is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She began her career in Japan as a representational artist, and holds a B.A. in Art and Education from Tokyo Gakugei University. In 2000 she moved to New York to study abstract paintings with Larry Poons at the Art Students League of New York. Here she earned a certificate in painting for her studies.
Chizuco’s main discipline is abstract art, with a focus on drawing (forms, shapes, and lines), painting (glazes), as well as installation (using salt, eggshells and light).
Since 2009 she has been working to paint an abstract landscape series with media such as acrylic, oil, watercolor, and pen and ink.
In 2013 Chizuco was a part of the Immigrant Artists Program, acting as a mentor at the New York Foundation of Art. She is the recipient of both the grand prize from ArtNetwork and the Director’s Recognition Award from Period Gallery.
Further recognitions include: Honorable mention from Pen and Brush Inc. and Exposition D’Artistes Contemporains Franco-Japonais, Salon du Blanc, Japan; Winning a merit scholarship from the Art Students League of New York; Having works in the permanent collection of the Shoko-ji temple, Osaka Medical Center, and several private collections.
She has exhibited nationally and internationally at the Chelsea Museum (New York), the Staten Island Museum (New York), the New York Hall of Science (New York), Lincoln Center (New York), Art Monaco 13 (Monaco), the Affordable Art Fair Brussels (Belgium), the LA Art Show 2013 (Los Angels), the Red Dot Art Fair Miami (Florida), and Artexpo 2013 (New York), the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Japan), and Shoko-ji temple (Japan).