"Heat Wave" Acrylic on 17" diameter wooden circle
"Lumos" Oil paint on a 13" x 10" live edge wooden oval.
"Chroma" Acrylic on 8" x 8" wood
"Spirits of the Mountain" 12' x 3' acrylic on drywall
- BIOGRAPHY -
Sofía Ramírez is a first generation Colombian-American visionary artist. She was born in Miami and grew up in a creative household. Her father Andres enjoyed photography and her mother Diana is a talented architect. From an early age, they encouraged her self-expression. It was not until her senior year of high school when she began to lean on the visual arts as an outlet during her parent's divorce. At the age of 17, Sofia moved away from home to pursue a degree in the arts in Baltimore, Maryland. Sofia received a full scholarship to attend Towson University making the Dean's list every semester. She graduated with her BFA in Digital Art and Design December of 2019. While in school she began to do live painting at local venues in the DC, Maryland, Virginia area. She also began curating and organizing multiple pop up art shows to help give a new platform to DMV artists. These were amazing successes fueled entirely by volunteers and community. The event consisted of a variety of artists practicing diverse mediums, music, a hand-built projection mapped stage, flow performers, and a merch table. Sofía continued to paint at concerts throughout the area expanding her network and doing her best to elevate the status of the visual arts on the east coast. She became a resident live painter with local production companies: The Gradient Perspective, Depth Perception and Bassline Business. Sofia worked closest with The Gradient Perspective, a music label and artist collective based out of Washington, DC. She moved on to larger audiences as she began getting invited to paint at festivals like Gem and Jam, Compound Sound, Yonderville, Darkest Before Dawn, Dreamscape, Nightmare, Big Dub, and Luna Light. Some of her most eventful painting experiences have been working with Tribe 13 at a variety of music and art festivals, and being invited to paint at Alex and Allyson Grey’s CoSM for the Full Moon Gathering in August of 2017. Since graduating art school she has moved to Colorado, and has begun pursuing public art opportunities. In the past year she has landed two projects through the city of Denver to create large scale public murals. Sofia also just got on contract for another mural in Loveland, CO. Now more than ever she feels validated that this is the medium she wants her work to live in to make the largest impact. That is not to say that she won’t always have part of her heart in the studio. Sofia simply looks forward to expanding her portfolio of public work to be able to use her gifts to help the morale of communities across the country.