Sofia Maria Paz

Multimedia photo-compositor & printmaker
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EDUCATION
Masters in Fine Art, Printmaking
Arizona State University; Tempe, AZ
      
Bachelors in Fine Art in Studio Art
The University of Texas at Austin; Austin, TX
             University Honors: Fall 2012–Fall 2014
Dec
2018
 
 
 
 
Dec
2014

Photo-compositing

Printmaking & Paper Engineering

Painting & Drawing

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

1/6/2010-Present

10/1/2017–4/30/2017

8/18/2016 - 1/12/2016

8/25/2016–6/9/2017

12/16/2015–11/7/2017

11/15/2015–1/11/2016

8/2014–4/2015

Professional Fine Artist

Established creative practice in Miami Beach, FL, dedicated to raising awareness about child abuse and human trafficking by participating in satellite fairs, fine art exhibitions, commissioned fine art works, and founding collaborative projects to help aid the efforts of non-profit organizations during the COVID pandemic. Created relations with Miami Beach’s crypto community as a certified crypto artist for her original NFT artworks and commissioned projects designing NFT collections.

Herberger Institute of Art & Design at Arizona State University; Tempe, AZ.

2D Design Instructor

Taught an undergraduate course focused on the basic principles and fundamentals of two- dimensional pictorial design through a variety of hands-on projects, multimedia demonstrations, and slide lectures that covered visual vocabulary, contemporary art theory, and art history.

Teaching Assistant for Professional Practices in Design & Arts 

Assisted faculty associate, Ann Morton, in grading student assignments, taking class attendance, and keeping record of students' completion on assignments and blog postings.

Color Theory Instructor

Taught an undergraduate course outlining the foundational principles of color    theory and how they were applied in visual art, three-dimensional design, architecture, and installation art, from the 14th through the 21st Century. 

President of the Diablo Printmakers' Guild

Established ASU's first official printmaking student organization alongside creating the club's website, Facebook, and Instagram page. Organized club meetings, exhibitions, workshops, and vending tents to raise club funds in order to send members to conferences and cover travel expenses for visiting artists to make collaborative editions with our undergraduate and graduate students.

Creative Research Assistant

Assisted the master letterpress printmaker and book artist, John Risseeuw, on his collaborative portfolio project, through which we invited senior ASU professors to create a series of letterpress artworks inspired by their specialized fields of study.

 

Creative Research Graduate Assistant at Pyracantha Press

Assisted Professor Emeritus, John Risseeuw, on a perpetual portfolio project, where senior Arizona State  University professors were invited to collaborate on multimedia print editions inspired by their specialized fields of study—including cosmology, theoretical physics, smart materials engineering, psychology, and social political science.

The University of Texas at Austin; Austin, TX.

Longhorn Printmaker's Secretary

Documented the proceedings of club meetings and activities, managed correspondences with guest artists helped organized and curate club sponsored exhibitions, and assisted with membership recruitment. 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019

2019

2018

2018

2018

2018

2017

2017

2017

2016–2017

2016

2016

2015–2016

2015

2014

2014

2014

2014

Lost In Eden, private viewing curated by Society.10, at 1 Hotel South Beach; Miami Beach, FL.

ArtXTech, curated by ATO Gallery, at Blockchain Center; Miami, FL.

Fractured Memory, solo exhibition, at Step Gallery; Phoenix, AZ.

Chaos Theory 19, curated by Randy Slack, at Legend City Studios; Phoenix, AZ.

1st Annual Galbut Prize Exhibit, at ASU's Harry Wood Gallery; Tempe, AZ.

Otherworldly, curated by Kenosha Drucker, at Megaphone; Phoenix, AZ.

SAVOR Showcase, hosted by RAW Artists, at The Pressroom; Phoenix, AZ.

9th International Biennial Douro 2018, international biennial curated by Nuno Canelas; Douro, Portugal.

3rd Global Print 2017, international exhibition at the Douro Museum curated by Nuno Canelas; Régua, Portugal.

Within & Out, group exhibition curated by Miguel Monzon, at Modified Arts; Phoenix, AZ.

Diablo Printmaker's Guild First National Juried Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery at Arizona State University; Tempe, AZ.

Imprint One, VAM Gallery at Austin Oaks Church; Austin, TX. 

Thirty Eight Years of Printmaking With Tim High - Works from the Student Collection, VAM Gallery at Austin Oaks Church; Austin, TX.

The W Hotel, selected work Defacement; Austin, TX.

2015 Senior Art Exhibition, Visual Arts Center at The University of Texas at Austin; Austin, TX.

Blowout X, FAB Gallery at The University of Texas at Austin; Austin, TX.

Praxis, Visual Arts Center at The University of Texas at Austin; Austin, TX.

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

 

2021

 

 

2018

2018

2017–2018

2017

2017

2016

2016

2015

2015

Off The Beaten Path Campaign,   T-shirt campaign founded by Sofia Paz in collaboration with the nonprofit organization, Operation Underground Railroad, to help rescue children from sex trafficking and aid victims of sex slavery. 

Doing Valuable Time, fifty edition letterpress print (in collaboration with Philosophy Prof. Cheshire Calhoun, John Risseeuw, & Tyler Cook).

From The Dancehall To The Press, twelve artist 20 edition print exchange per invitation by Kathryn Maxwell.

Knowledge to Safety: A New Frontier, fifty edition multimedia print (in collaboration with Prof. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Aditi Chattopadhyay, John Risseeuw, Dr. Christopher Sorini, & Dr. Bonsung Koo).

Semographics III Mono-printing Marathon (in collaboration with Eric Avery, Sandra C. Fernandez, Tim High, John Hitchcock, Stephanie Hunder, Brian Johnson, Amanda Knowles, Karen Kunc, Kathryn Maxwell, David Newman, & Lenore Thomas).

Irontype, twenty-five edition print (in collaboration with ceramist Cannupa Hanska Luger, & Louise Fisher).

From Nothing to Everything, fifty edition multimedia print (in collaboration with Physicist Dr. Lawrence Krauss, Dr. Jayden Newstead, & John Risseeuw).

35 Faces of Dr Petko, hundred-and-twenty edition letterpress print (in collaboration with Jessica Spring, Dan Mayer, & Cindi Iverson).

Blind Date, hand reduction screenprint (in collaboration with Tim High—I created the print's original digital compositing of the appropriated images).

Runwire Magenta, thirty edition screenprint (in collaboration with Muriel Magenta, Mary Hood Mac Bydalek, Janet Diaz, Emily Ritter, & Shangning Wang).

AWARDS & HONORS

 

2021

2020

2018

2017

2016

2016

2016

2016

2015

2015

2014

2012–2014

2011–2012

Top 10 Finalist In Sock It To Me sock design contest, awarded by Sock It To Me design company.
Top 10 Finalist In Sock It To Me sock design contest, awarded by New Avenues For Youth and Sock It To Me design company.
5th & 6th Finalist In Sock It To Me sock design contest, awarded by New Avenues For Youth and Sock It To Me design company.
GPSA Teaching Excellence Award,  awarded by Graduate Professional Student Association in the amount of $500 in recognition for exemplary teaching at Arizona State University.
1st Place Category Lithography in New Impressions Competition, awarded by Speedball printmaking supplies.
Student Enrichment Grant, awarded by the Herberger Institute of Design & the Arts and Arizona State University'sSchool of Art to travel and secure an invitation as Semographics III's collaborative artist at the Southern Graphics Council in Atlanta, GA.
Herberger Student Scholars Award, scholarship awarded by the Herberger Institute of Design & the Arts for the 2016–2017 academic year. 
Arrowmont & CBAA Joint Travel Scholarship, awarded by the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the College Book Arts Association to attend Arrowmont's fresco painting workshop in Gatlinburg, TN.
GPSA Travel Grant, awarded by Graduate and Professional Student Association to attend the Southern Graphics Council in Portland, OR. 
2nd Place Category Wildcard in New Impressions Competition, awarded by Speedball printmaking supplies.
Bob Anderson Memorial Travel Scholarship, awarded by printmaking faculty at The University of Texas at Austin, TX.
Best in Show Printmaking Portfolio at Blowout X, awarded by printmaking faculty at The University of Texas at Austin, TX.
Kay Pearson Harrison Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Art, awarded by the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, TX.
University Honors at the University of Texas at Austin; Austin, TX.
Dean's List (2 semesters) at St. Edwards University; Austin, TX.

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

2019

2018

2018

2014

2014

Hutchinson Collection, "Burning Ants" and "Muzzled," works purchased by William Hutchinson, Dallas, TX.

Steve & Niel Molaver Private Collection, "Catching Flies" and "Pinky Promise," works purchased by Steve Molaver, Phoenix, AZ.

Zuckerman Museum of Art SGC International archives collection, "Confines of A Rubber Duck" From The Dancehall To The Press trade portfolio, 20th edition. 

The University of Texas at Austin Serigraphy Teaching Permanent Collection, "Countenance In The Storm,works selected by printmaker Timothy G. High.

The University of Texas at Austin Serigraphy Teaching Permanent Collection, "Unfolded," works selected by printmaker Timothy G. High.

PRESS

2021

2019

2018

2018

2016

"Artist Sofia Paz Creates T-shirt Campaign to Help End Child Sex Trafficking," Miami Chronicles, April, 2021.

"Getting to Know the Superbly Talented Sofia Maria Paz," interview by Carrie Eldridge, November, 2019.

"Life and Art with Sofia Maria Paz," Voyage Phoenix Magazine,  June, 2018. 

Supersition [Review] online literary magazine, Issue 22, 1 December, 2018.

High, Timothy, "Imprint One," Journal of The Print World,  July, 2016, pg. 19–21.

SELECTED SKILLS

Proficiency

Serigraphy

Relief

Intaglio

Lithography

Monoprinting

Letterpress & Book arts

 

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Indesign

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, & Powerpoint)

 

Mac OSX & Windows operating systems

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LANGUAGE SKILLS

Fluent

Fluent

Basic Level

ITALIAN