Sophia Hatzikos is a multidisciplinary artist that specializes in sculpture, textiles, and photography.  Sophia focuses on the aesthetics, functionality, and implications of the natural, organic materials and their applications. Her work questions the socio-ecological issue of excessive consumption and explores renewable natural resources as both a functional and aesthetic remedy.  She enjoys challenging material usage, searching for unconventional alternatives. She has found success in working with food waste, agar, collagen, and pectin as bio making materials. Her work a series of experiments that incorporates the use of both raw and found materials allows her to discover and push a chosen materials functional and aesthetics limits, ultimately culminating in sculptures which speak to broader social and ecological issues. 

 

Hatzikos received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College, MA with a double major in Visual Art and Economics. She teaches sculpture in the Upper School at the Oregon Episcopal School located in Portland Oregon. 

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hatzikos.sophia@gmail.com

@sophiahatzikos

 

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Professional

Upper School Sculpture Teacher, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR 

Selected Group Exhibitions

Beyond The Construct | Dalles Arts Center/Colombia Center for the Arts, Dalles, OR | 2021 | Curated Brett Binford

Blue Sky's Pacific Northwest Drawers | Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR | 2021 | Jurors Yaelle Amir & Aaron Turner

Portland Open Studios | Portland, OR | 2021 | Jurors Maya Vivas, Taimani Emerald, Samantha Wall

A Watched Pot Always Boils | ​Umpqua Valley Arts Association’s | Roseburg, OR | 2021|  juried selection

Collector's Choice 2021 | BlackBoard Gallery, Camarillo CA | 2021 | ​Juror Jo Lauria

Many Frequencies; Equal Intensity | Beard and Weil Galleries Wheaton College | Norton, MA | 2020

Enormity | Attleborough Arts Museum | Attleborough, MA | 2019 

The Gray Space | Wheaton College | Norton, MA | 2019

Arts in Ireland | Burren College of Art |  Baullyvan, Ireland | 2018 

Education

BA, Visual Art & Economics, Wheaton College, 2020, Norton, MA

Awards/Scholarships

2021 | ACE Artist Residency, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta, UT

2021 | Norton Island Art and Writers Residency, Norton Island, ME

2021 | Kimberly Gales Emerging Artist Scholar, Portland, OR 

2020 | Miriam F. Carpenter Prize in Visual Art, Wheaton College, MA

2019 | Artist in Residence, Sustainable Bolivia NGO: Riberalta, Bolivia 

2019 | Davis International Fellowship, Wheaton College, Norton MA

2018 | Project for Peace Grant: Syros, Greece

2018 | Arts in Ireland, Burren College of Art, Baullyvan County Claire, Ireland