Sofia Maria Paz (b. 1993), known as The Holy Quail Artist, is an Argentine-American printmaker and photo-compositor based in South Beach, Florida. She received her printmaking MFA degree from Arizona State University (2018) and has since dedicated her practice to create fantastical scenes with symbolic narratives that reflect modern-day reality. Through her art she seeks to provoke new profound forms of viewer engagement that can evoke compassion, raise awareness, and instigate social change.
Sofia began combining print media and digital photo-compositing while working alongside Professor Emeritus, John Risseeuw, on numerous cross-disciplinary mixed media collaborations. While at Arizona State University, she received GPSA's Teaching In Excellence Award (2017) for her work with undergraduate fine art students.