Sophia Suliy. EX-VOTO project. 29.08 – 24.09.2023
On August 29, on the Day of Remembrance of Ukraine’s Defenders, Sofia Suliy will open her interactive charitable project at the Green Sofa Gallery.
EX VOTO, or votive objects. These are various valuable items that believers offer as gifts or sacrifices to God, Higher Powers, or Life. The intention behind such an offering can be a request for healing, protection, or gratitude for rescue or answered prayers. Typically, votive offerings are plaques with depictions of people, different body parts, or animals in need of such protection or healing.
Each visitor of the project will be invited to purchase a votive object created by Sofia and place it on the canvas of offerings where their heart guides them. The contributions collected during these 4 weeks will be directed to volunteer Hanna Vdovikovska, who takes care of the future by providing our warriors with support and addressing a variety of their urgent needs. We invite you to join this artistic act, creating a new exhibit and fostering goodness and charity through the mediation of Sofia’s art.
She was born on February 20, 1995 in Lviv.
She earned a bachelor’s degree at the Department of Painting at the Lviv Decorative and Aplied art college named after Ivan Trush.
Graduated from the certificate program of the icon-painting school of UCU “Radruzh”.
In 2019, she got her master’s degree with honors at the National National Academy of Sciences at the Department of Sacred Art, as well as at the State Academy of Arts at the Department of Book and Easel Graphics.
Engaged in exhibition activities and illustration.
Organized 3 personal exhibitions, participated in many Ukrainian and international collective exhibitions, plein airs and residencies.
Made illustrations for books, magazines, events and personal projects.
This year, she illustrated the world’s first sketch about borscht.
Recipient of a grant from the Adobe Creative Community Fund 2023.