Sofia Mitsola

b. 1992, Greece

Born 1992 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Lives and works in London.

Sofia Mitsola is working primarily with paintings in which she investigates the female form. Her invented characters are informed by ancient Greek and Egyptian sculptures, usually depictions of goddesses or mythical creatures. These are set in simple geometric backgrounds with intensely bright and almost flat colours and are depicted naked and larger than human scale. Through them, she is playing with ideas about voyeurism, confrontation, and power.

Sofia Mitsola graduated from Slade School of Fine Art, UCL in 2018. Current and recent solo exhibitions include: Darladiladada, Pilar Corrias, London (2020); Banistiri, Pilar Corrias, London (2019); Jerwood Solo Presentations 2019, Jerwood Space, London (2019). Her recent group exhibition include A Year With The Jerwood Collection, The Harley Gallery, Nottingham (2021); and dreamtigers, 125 Charing Cross, London (2019). Mitsola was awarded the Tiffany & Co x outset Studiomakers Prize (2018) and the British Institution Student Award by the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2018).

[Biography supplied by Pilar Corrias]